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ADAMS -- VIVIAN JEAN age 82, born November 18, 1929 and passed away May 28, 2012 in Albuquerque, NM. A memorial service for Vivian will be held at 1:30pm, Saturday, June 9, 2012 at First Assembly of God Church, Bosque Farms, NM. Please visit the online guest register for Vivian at; www.riversidefunerals.com RIVERSIDE FUNERAL HOME OF ALBUQUERQUE 225 SAN MATEO BLVD. NE 505-764-9663
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ANSLEY -- CRISTI LORAINE BEAL Age 49, a lifelong resident of Albuquerque, passed away Monday, May 21 in Rochester, New York from a sudden illness. Cristi attended Rio Grande High School and New Mexico State University on a rodeo scholarship. She was preceded in death by her husband Joseph Ansley and her mother Barbara (Bobbie) Beal. She is survived by her father John Beal; two brothers, Denny Beal of Albuquerque, Jimmy Beal and his fiance Maryday Watson of Las Cruces. As well as niece Kayla Beal and nephew Garret Beal of Dixon, CA. She leaves behind many friends and relatives who deeply mourn her loss. She was an avid Horsewoman excelling in barrel racing and breeding horses. She was tender and kind to all animals as well. To our precious Cristi we say "well done good and faithful lady." Memorial services will be held on Saturday, June 9, 2012 at 10:00 am at the Bosque Farms Rodeo Arena in Bosque Farms, New Mexico.
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BARTON -- LEE EDGAR Age 89, a resident of Tijeras, New Mexico since 1993, died Thursday May 31, 2012 at home in Tijeras. He is survived by his wife of 69 years, Berniece of Tijeras, his daughter, Linda Edwards of Tijeras, his son, Alan Barton and his wife Kathy of Omaha, Nebraska, his granddaughter, Tara Freeman and her husband Kevin Freeman of Kinder, Louisiana, his sister Ruth Lebecki of Kalamazoo, Michigan; he is also leaves behind many loving sister-in-laws, brother-in-laws, nieces, nephews and close friends. He was a long-time bowling fanatic, avid hunter, fisherman and sports fan. After serving in the U.S. Army in WWII, he joined his father in the building industry in California eventually becoming a licensed building contractor. During his career, he built many custom homes, schools as well as a shopping mall in Breckenridge, Colorado. A memorial service will be held on Tuesday, June 5 at French - Lomas at 2:00 PM. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Canyon Crossroads Animal Hospital Angel Fund, PO Box 1450, Tijeras, NM 87059 or the donor's charity of choice. Please visit the online guestbook for Lee at www.RememberTheirStory.com French 10500 Lomas Blvd. NE (505) 275-3500
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BOSTON -- BESSIE Age 86, passed away Sunday, May 27, 2012. To view information or leave a condolence, please visit www.danielsfuneral.com Daniels Family Funeral Services 1100 Coal Ave SE Albuquerque, NM 87106 505-842-8800
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BOURNE -- CLARA ELIZABETH Age 87, passed away on May 25, six days short of her 88th birthday. She was a dear soul who touched so many people's lives in countless ways, especially through her love of music. Liz was born in Pittsfield, MA, and at the age of 16, moved to New York City to pursue an operatic singing career-eventually auditioning at the NY Metropolitan Opera. In those early years, she performed regularly with her father across Massachusetts and New York, with him accompanying her on the piano. In 1950, she met and married Dr. John Bourne and moved out West living in Oklahoma, Utah, and then New Mexico. For the past 50 years, she's lived in Albuquerque where she's taught piano and blessed so many students with her love of music and personal charm. She also sang and played the piano in many church settings, nursing homes, and social events. Liz loved to read, especially history-related topics. She was extremely generous supporting her Holy Ghost parish, Armed Forces organizations, the Animal Humane Society and many others. Her strong Christian faith and love of the Lord gave her great joy and was a huge part of her life, as were her family and many friends. She is survived by her four children: John (Kathy), Dave (Theresa), Dan (Olivia), and Mary; seven grandchildren: Jason (Annette), Kirsten (Ryan), Jamie (Jason), Meagan, Violet, Courtney, and Jonathan; four great-grandchildren; and her beloved cat Cali. Our dear Liz leaves this world but not our lives. Services will be at Daniels Family Funeral Services, 7601 Wyoming Blvd NE, Albuquerque, NM 87109, on Monday June 4, 2012, at 10:30 a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Animal Humane Society of NM or a charity of your choice. To view information or leave a condolence please visit: www.danielsfuneral.com Daniels Family Funeral Services 7601 Wyoming Blvd NE Albuquerque, NM 87109 505-821-0010
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CASAUS -- DELIA V. ABREU age 96, passed away peacefully at The BeeHive Assisted Living Facility on May 22, 2012. She was born in Dawson, N.M. on Sept. 30, 1915 of Ramon Abreu and Gertrude Brown Abreu. She graduated from Mercy Hospital School of Nursing May 20, 1937. She married Carlos M. Casaus November 27, 1940 and spent 64 happy years with him, many of them spent overseas during his career in the Military. They retired to Mora County in 1970 where they spent the best years of their lives, and they moved to Albuquerque in 1996. Her great-grandfather, Charles Beaubien was part owner of the Beaubien-Miranda Land Grant, one of the largest land grants in U.S. history. Her great-grandfather Santiago Abreu was Governor of N.M. under Mexican rule in 1832-1833. She is survived by her daughter, Robinelle Casaus and son-in-law, Sheldon Hinchberger. Delia has no surviving brothers or sisters. Her nieces and nephews surviving her in the Abreu family are: Joan Haapamaki, Edward Leland Abreu, Ernie and Mary Louise Abreu, Patricio and Andrea Lovato, Bobby and Geneva Lovato, Patricia and Filiberto Martinez, Nicky and Terry C de Baca, and John Gerald Abreu. Her surviving in-laws are: Paulette Abreu, Marcella Martinez, Mike and Celia Casaus, Ernest and Jennie Casaus, Maida Casaus and Agneda Casaus. She leaves behind many other beloved nieces and nephews, grand and great-grand nieces and nephews, and many good friends, not least of which was her constant companion, her cockatiel Pretty Boy. Delia will be remembered for her beauty, generosity and kindness. Her ashes will be interred in the Abreu Family Cemetery at Philmont Ranch in Rayado, NM. Contact the family for details. In lieu of flowers a donation may be made to Kindred Spirits Animal Sanctuary 3749-A State Rd. 14, Santa Fe, NM 87508 (or on web-site). To view information or leave a condolence please visit: www.danielsfuneral.com Daniels Family Funeral Services 7601 Wyoming Blvd NE Albuquerque, NM 87109 505-821-0010
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CASTILLO -- JOSEPHINE F. Age 89, a lifelong resident of Albuquerque, passed away on May 29, 2012. She is survived by her three children, Kathryn Salazar and husband, Victor, Carol Lynch and husband, Art, David Castillo and wife, Lenette; four grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren. Josie and the family would like to thank The Presbyterian Hospice Health Team and her personal care-givers for their kindness, and caring support for the services that they provided. We have the best health care system in the World. A Funeral Service will be held at St. Anne Catholic Church, 1400 Arenal Rd. SW, on Tuesday, June 5, 2012 at 9:00a.m. Arrangements in care of: Riverside Funeral Home of Albuquerque, 225 San Mateo NE: 505.764.9663 - website: riversidefunerals.com
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CASTILLO -- LUCILLA MARIA The Family wishes to express their sincere gratitude to all relatives and friends who were so kind and supportive during this time. Your kindness will always be remembered. Those who wish to express their condolences may do so at: www.danielsfuneral.com Daniels Family Funeral Services Alameda Mortuary 9420 Fourth Street NW Albuquerque, NM 87114 505-898-3160
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CHARLTON -- LINDA Age 59, beautiful and loving wife of Bryan, devoted mother of Jason and Craig, beloved daughter of Herb and Adelle Merville died Monday, May 28 at 8:30 PM. She died at home surrounded by her loved ones. She is also survived by her brother Scott Merville, his wife Jeannie, and nephews Gabe and Julian of Houston,Texas. As a teacher at Inez Elementary School, Linda shared her life-long passion for learning and her generous spirit with her students. She loved travel, being out in nature, and gardening. As an avid gardener her goal was to have something blooming in each season. She took great joy in nature, becoming an advocate for the earth as God's creation, often educating herself and others about environmental issues. Her strong desire for peace and justice led her to participation with Women In Black in their weekly peaceful silent vigil. She drew strength, wisdom, and direction from her faith and involvement at St. Michael and All Angels Episcopal Church. Throughout her six year battle with multiple myeloma, she met challenges with grace and courage. Those who knew Linda admired her unique way of reframing difficult situations into opportunities to grow. Cherished by many, she nurtured friendships of love and honesty. Her spirit will live on in the many lives she touched. She was smart, feisty, loving, and loyal. She had a zest for life, an indomitable spirit, and was unwilling to settle for second-best. Linda's warmth, humor, and exuberance will be missed. Hers was a life well-lived. A Memorial service will be held Tuesday, June 5, 4:00 PM, at St. Michael and All Angels, 601 Montano Rd NW. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to Linda's favorite charity - Nature Conservancy of New Mexico (www.nature.org)
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CHAVEZ -- ELSIE The family of Elsie Chavez would like to thank all of the family, neighbors, and friends for the kind expression of sympathy extended to them during their bereavement; a special thank you to Ivan and Raygene Chavez, Nora Lucero, the Sacred heart league for reciting the Rosary, to Father Bill Sanchez, St Edwin Cathoic Church, presider of the Mass, and to the staff at Gabaldon Mortuary for the services they provided. We know our mom and grandmother, appreciated everyone and what you did for her. Thank you, the Chavez Family.
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DENNIS -- BETTY JO Of Albuquerque, NM, passed away Sunday, May 27, 2012, at the age of 80. She was surrounded by her family. Betty Jo was a native of Dayton, OH. She moved to Albuquerque in 1964. She was a long-time member of the choir at Our Lady of Assumption Catholic Church and spent much of her time at Bear Canyon Senior Center. She loved classical music and bird watching as well as traveling and spending time with her many close friends and family. She was a woman of strong faith and a loving mother and wife. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Bob Dennis. Betty Jo is survived by her daughter, Carolyn Dorr and husband, Michael of Colorado Springs, CO and her son, Paul Dennis and wife Christine of Albuquerque, NM. She also leaves three brothers, John, Jimmy, and Joe Harrison; and five beautiful grandchildren. She will be deeply missed. There will be a private interment at the Santa Fe National Cemetery. A memorial Mass will be celebrated at Our Lady of Assumption Catholic Church on Tuesday, June 5, 2012 at 10:00am with a Rosary immediately before at 9:30am. Arrangements by Direct Funeral Services, 2919 4th St. NW, ABQ. 505-343-8008.
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DEVORE -- FRANCES JOSEPHINE "FRANNIE" On May 29, 2012, Frannie DeVore, 72, passed away peacefully at her home in Albuquerque. She is survived by her daughter, Dianna DeVore of San Mateo, CA; her brother, Joseph O. Dryer, of Houston, Texas; her close friend, Fred Anderson, of Albuquerque; and her grandson, Rory DeVore also of San Mateo, CA, who brought her great joy in her last days. Frannie was born in Albuquerque on September 26, 1939 to Joseph A. Dryer and Harriet (Marron) Dryer. She graduated from Albuquerque High School in 1957. Frannie became one of the first airline hostesses with Continental Airlines, flying with them until her first marriage in 1962. The verve and spirit that made her so outstanding in her short career at Continental continued to shine throughout her life. A memorial service will be held in her honor on Tuesday, June 5, 11am at San Felipe Neri (Old Town Cathedral) located at 2005 N Plaza St. NW, Albuquerque, NM. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you please make a donation to Animals Asia Foundation. They can be found at: www.animalsasia.com.
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DOWNEY -- JONATHAN R. Age 45, passed away Sunday, May 20, 2012. He was born in Boston, MA on May 28, 1966. He lived in Columbia Maryland. During his childhood, he attended Wild Lake High School. In 1982 Jon moved with his family to Albuquerque, New Mexico where he attended Highland High School. After graduation Jonathan attended UNM which included a one year study in Spain. He graduated in 1988 with a BA degree, in Photo Journalism. In 2000 at Saint Francis College Jon earned a Master of Science degree as a Physician Assistant. He worked as a Physicians Assistant in El Paso, Texas for three years. Jonathan was employed by Sage Neuroscience Center. He is survived by his father, Robert Downey; brothers, Christopher Downey, James and his wife Michele Downey; nieces, Leah and Shannon. A Memorial Service will be Saturday, June 9, 2012 at Daniels Family Funeral Services Wyoming Chapel at 10:00 am. In lieu of flowers, donations may be given in Jonathan's honor to support either cancer or mental health programs. To view information or leave a condolence please visit: www.danielsfuneral.com Daniels Family Funeral Services 7601 Wyoming Blvd NE Albuquerque, NM 87109 505-821-0010
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DURDEN -- THELMA MAXINE (STEPHENS) Maxine was born March 25, 1926 in Yonkers Oklahoma and died February 11, 2012, in Rio Rancho, New Mexico. Soon after her birth her parents moved to Grove Oklahoma where she grew up. She was the oldest of seven children and went to school in Grove until her Junior year when the family move to Fairland, OK where Maxine graduated. She attended nursing school and graduated from Oral Roberts University as a Nurse Anesthetist. She did her residency in New Orleans, La. She started her career at Presbyterian Hospital in Albuquerque, worked there for 10 years and then began working at the VA hospital where she retired after 30 years of care. Maxine was preceeded in death by her husband of 47 years, William Conrad Durden. She is survived by her two children, William "Will" Durden and wife Olga Durden, Jane Durden Moore and husband Dr. Drew Moore and four grandchildren, Bryan, Forest, Victoria and Wyatt and many other family and friends. A Memorial Service will be Friday, June 8, 2012 at 1:30 p.m. at Santa Fe National Cemetery where her beloved Conrad is buried. Friends may visit Thursday, June 7, 2012 from 4:00 p.m. until 6:30 p.m. Please visit our online guestbook for Maxine at RememberTheirStory.com. FRENCH 9300 Golf Course Rd. NW (505)897-0300
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ELLVINGER -- CHRISTOPHER TODD "CHRIS" was born on August 22, 1974 in Albuquerque, NM and passed away on Sunday May 27, 2012 at the age of 37. He was of Catholic faith, graduated from Santa Fe High School, obtained an Engineering Degree from New Mexico Tech was an Eagle Scout and in ROTC. Chris worked as an Electrical Engineer at Isleta Medical Center and Defiant Technologies. His hobbies were working on computers, playing guitar, woodworking, swimming and skiing. Most of all, Chris cherished his time with his children and his fiance. Chris was preceded in death by his aunt Josephine Hunt; grandmothers, Della Quintana and Marjorie Ellvinger. He is survived by children, Sam, Katlyn and Zoe Ellvinger; fiance, Melissa Lucero; parents, Jack and Betsy Ellvinger; sisters, Jessica Ellvinger, Jacqueline Ellvinger and family; one brother, Marc Ellvinger and family; grandfathers, Joe Quintana and John Ellvinger; uncle and godfather Greg Hunt and family all from Santa Fe; Mark and Louise Ellvinger from New Jersey. Chris was especially fond of his cousin and best friend Frank Hunt. He will be loved and missed by numerous family and friends. Services will be held at Santa Maria de La Paz in Santa Fe. A Rosary will recited on Monday, June 4, 2012 at 7:00 pm. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Tuesday, June 5, 2012 at 10:00 am. Pallbearers will be Marc Ellvinger, Jessica Ellvinger, Jacqueline Ellvinger, Frank and Greg Hunt. In lieu of flowers please make memorial contributions , to the Heart Association, 2201 San Pedro Dr NE # 2-102 Albuquerque, NM 87110 (505) 353-5800. Arrangements by Direct Funeral Services, 2919 4th ST NW ABQ 505-343-8008.
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GALLEGOS -- CARLOS M. Age 77, a resident of Albuquerque, passed away on May 30, 2012. Mr. Gallegos is survived by his beloved wife of fifty years, Andrea; daughters, Debra Boyle and husband, Dennis, Pamela Duncan, Carla Gallegos-Ortega; grandchildren, Gathen Ephrim, David Salguero and wife Jenny, Ronald Duncan, and Ciara Gallegos-Ortega; great-grandchildren, Chantell Ephirm, and Marcus Ephrim; many other extended family and friends. Mr. Gallegos was preceded in death by his parents, Pedro and Refufio Gallegos. Mr. Gallegos was a member of the Catholic Church, and a Veteran of the U.S. Navy. Visitation will be Monday, June 4, 2012 at Holy Family Catholic Church, 562 Atrisco SW from 6:30 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. with a Rosary to be recited at 7:00 p.m. by the Blue Army. Final visitation will Tuesday at the Church from 8:30 a.m. until 9:00 a.m. with Mass of Christian Burial to be celebrated at 9:00 a.m. a. m. a Franciscan Friar, presider. A Committal Service will follow at the Santa Fe National Cemetery at 12:45 p.m. Pallbearers will be Gathen Ephrim, David Salguero, Ronald Duncan, Dennis Boyle, James Sanchez, and Raymond Sanchez. Please visit: www.gabadonmortuaryinc.com to sign the online guestbook. Arrangements by: Gabaldon Mortuary Inc. 1000 Old Coors Dr. SW 243-7861
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GARCIA -- MINDY The family of Mindy Garcia thanks their many friends and relatives whose expressed 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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GASPERETTI -- ARMAND SR. Age 94, passed away Saturday, June 2, 2012. Services are pending and will be announced. To view information or leave a condolence, please visit www.danielsfuneral.com Daniels Family Funeral Services 4310 Sara Rd. Rio Rancho, NM 87124 505-892-
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GELLER -- PATRICIA JAMES Cherished daughter, sister, aunt and friend, died peacefully on May 29, 2012 after a courageous four year fight with cancer. Patti was born on August 9, 1944 in Tucson, Arizona (a birthdate she shared with her beloved father) and spent her early childhood years on the family farm in Muleshoe, Texas. The family moved to Albuquerque in 1950. Patti graduated from Sandia High School and attended UNM before moving to Southern California where she had a successful career in human resources. She returned to Albuquerque in 2006 to be close to her family. Patti is survived by her mate, Jack Klassy; her family: mother, Minnie Glasscock of Albuquerque; her brother, Gary Glasscock and his wife, Barbara of Renton, Washington; her sisters, Jeanne Hertz of Santa Fe, NM and Janelle Stamper of Albuquerque; one niece, Ashley Stamper of Albuquerque and Ashely's son, Christopher James Johnson II, Patti's beloved great nephew. Patti is also survived by one aunt and an extended group of cousins. She was preceded in death by her father, Woodrow W. Glasscock; her best friend for 50 years, Sally Battershell Swanson, and her brother-in-law, Verne H. Stamper III. Patti was the type of person who never met a stranger. She will be remembered for her outgoing personality, her humor, and her kindness and generosity to all of her many friends and family. She will be dearly missed by all of us who love her. Patti's family wishes to thank that special group of girlfriends, most specifically, Nancy Shannon, whose continued friendship and support meant so very much to Patti. Services will be held on the patio at Manzano Del Sol, 5201 Roma Ave. NE, 87108 at 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday, June 6, 2012. Patti will be laid to rest at Rosario Cemetery in Santa Fe. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to Stand Up To Cancer Society, www.standup2cancer.org, or a favorite cancer charity. Please visit our online guest book for Patti at: www.RememberTheirStory.com FRENCH 1111 University Blvd NE 505-843-6333
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GEORGE -- RALPH G. JR. MASTER SGT. US ARMY (RET) Age 77, a resident of Albuquerque, died Thursday, May 31, 2012. He is survived by his wife of 33 years, Gwen George of Albuquerque, NM; brother, Robert George and wife, Judy; three nieces; one nephew; and many other family and friends. Mr. George was preceded in death by his parents Ralph and Margaret George; his brother, Thomas George; and his step-son, Richard Smith. He was a member of Hoffmantown Church. Ralph served our country in the US Army before retiring after 20 years of service. A Memorial service will be held Saturday, June 9, 2012, 2:00 p.m., at French - Lomas Chapel. Interment will be private. Friends may visit French Lomas Chapel on Friday, June 8, 2012 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 pm. Memorial contributions may be made to the Wounded Warriors Project, 4899 Belfort Road Ste. 300, Jacksonville, FL 32256. Please visit our online guest book for Ralph at www.RememberTheirStory.com. FRENCH 10500 Lomas Blvd NE 505-275-3500
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GONZALEZ CASTRO -- JOSE 68, a resident of Albuquerque since 1979, went to be with the Lord Friday, June 1, 2012. He is survived by wife of 51, Maria de la Luz Guerrero de Gonzalez; children, Juan Lorenzo Gonzalez Guerrero and wife, Sofia,Gloria Natividad Gonzalez de Zanabria and husband, Rafael, and Griselda Batres Gonzalez and husband, Mario; grandchildren, Rafael Zanabria and wife, Maria Cardenas, Ruby Zanabria, Edna Parra, and husband, Jesus, Jose "Pepe" Gonzalez, Abel Enrique Zanabria and wife, Liza, Mario Alfonso Batres and wife, Veronica, Juan Alberto Gonzalez and wife, Mariza, Adrian Zanabria and wife, Gloria, Andrew Batres and wife, Cecelia, Pedro Gonzalez and wife, Laura, Fernando Batres, and Diana Lucero Gonzalez; twenty five great-grandchildren; sister Margarita Gonzalez; brothers Hector Gonzalez and wife, Beatrice and Manuel Gonzalez. Mr. Gonzalez was a long time member of San Jose Parish. After retiring, Jose liked to spent time with his friends at Carneceria Cuatemoc, particularly his best friend, Cosme Jaquez and his family. A memorial service will be held, Monday, June 4, 2012 at 6:00 pm at French - University Chapel. Mass will be celebrated on Tuesday, June 5, 2012 at 10:00 am at San Jose Parish, 2401 Broadway SW. Interment will follow at Pajarito Cemetery, corner of Pajarito and Coors Pallbearers will be Mr Gonzalez Castro's grandsons. Friends may visit French - University Chapel Monday, June 4 from 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm. Please visit our online guestbook for Jose at www.RememberTheirStory.com. FRENCH 1111 University Blvd NE 505-843-6333
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GRIEGO -- LAWRENCE F. Beloved husband, son and brother passed from this life into his Lord Jesus hands at the right hand of our Father and our God on May 23, 2012. He is survived by his wife of 35 years, Maria Dolores Griego; mother, Barbara Griego; and brothers and sisters, and extended family. Long life member of Ironworkers Local 495. Celebration of life to be held at New Beginnings Church, 3601 Montgomery NE, Albuquerque NM, on June 9, 2012 at 10:30 am.
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GUTIERREZ -- TRANQUILINO C. The Family wishes to express their sincere gratitude to all relatives and friends who were so kind and supportive during this time. Your kindness will always be remembered. Those who wish to express their condolences may do so at: www.danielsfuneral.com Daniels Family Funeral Services Alameda Mortuary 9420 Fourth Street NW Albuquerque, NM 87114 505-898-3160
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HARDESTY -- M. KATHLEEN "KATHY" Age 75, died quietly at her Albuquerque home on Sunday May 20, 2012. She is survived by her daughter Bernadine; son-in-law Richard; and many loving friends. Kathy was a Registered Nurse for many years specializing in ICU and CCU. She later became a paralegal and worked at the interface of medicine and law. Many of her friends knew Kathy through her service as Alternate Coordinator of Central Office of Albuquerque. Kathy had many interests. Gardening and cooking were high on her list, and she was extremely generous in sharing the fruits of her labors. Bird watching, a passion for the natural world, and her adventurous spirit drew her to beautiful places whenever opportunities were presented. A memorial service and Celebration of Life will be held at St. John's Episcopal Cathedral, 318 Silver Ave SW, Albuquerque, NM 87102 on Tuesday, June 5, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the American Heart Association.
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HATCH -- WARREN W. Died on Tuesday, May 29, 2012 in Albuquerque, NM at age 74. He held strong and valiant against heart disease and cancer until the end. Born on November 1, 1937 in Chicago, Warren grew up in Flossmoor, IL. Warren graduated from Purdue University with a bachelor's degree in Industrial Management. During his senior year at Purdue he married his life mate, Bonnie. After graduation Warren joined the U.S. Army Artillery where his favorite assignment was as an artillery instructor in the Officer Candidate School at Fort Sill, OK. He stayed in the U.S. Army Reserves, achieving the rank of Captain. Warren continued his career as a management consultant for several companies. He was President of the Chicago chapter of the American Society of Training and Development and then President of the Albuquerque chapter after moving to New Mexico in 1978. Besides family and friends, Warren's lifelong love was model railroading. Beginning at age 11 when he bought his first train, Warren's interest and love for model railroading encompassed decades of clubs, layouts, and groups including Purdue Model Railroad Club, A Glen Ellyn, IL round-robin group, Albuquerque Society of HO Module Engineers, founding member, and NM Garden Railways in Albuquerque, founding member. In April 1992 he established Trains West, Inc., an all model railroad retail hobby store, which continues as a family business. Warren is survived by his wife, Bonnie; his daughter, Holly Hatch Plugge and husband, Martin; his son, Scott Warren Hatch; his grandson, Corbin Plugge and wife, Amy; and his granddaughter, Marika Plugge, all Albuquerque residents. Cremation has taken place and a Memorial service will be held Saturday, June 9, 2012, 10:30 a.m., at French - Lomas Chapel. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation in Warren's memory to the American Institute for Cancer Research, 1759 R Street, NW, Washington, DC 20009 or the American Heart Association - NM branch, 2201 San Pedro NE, Building 2, Suite 102, Albuquerque, NM, 87110. Please visit our online guest book for Warren at: www.RememberTheirStory.com FRENCH 10500 Lomas Blvd NE 505-275-3500
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HEAVIN -- LORETTA JEAN 74, a resident of Albuquerque, NM passed away on Thursday, June 31, 2012. Mrs. Heavin is survived by her children, Frank Coones, Donald Ray Coones, and Lorrie Martindale and husband, Curt; eight grandchildren; eleven great-grandchildren; brother, Raymond Donald Cox Jr.; and numerous other family members and friends. Mrs. Heavin was preceded in death by her husband, James Heavin and daughter, Diana Sue Bruner. Visitation will be from 9:00 a.m. until 10:30a.m. on Wednesday, June 6, 2012 in the Riverside Funeral Home Chapel. A graveside service will follow at Sunset Memorial Park at 11:00 a.m. Pallbearers will be Frank Coones, Lynn Herrington, Brenda Randall, Lisa Herrington, Philip Kinutchia, and Ricky Hunter. To sign the online guest register for Mrs. Heavin please visit www.riversidefunerals.com Arrangements by: Riverside Funeral Home of Albuquerque 225 San Mateo Blvd. NE 764-9663
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HENDLEY -- JUDGE WILLIAM R. April 24, 1925 - June 2, 2011 Still love you, still miss you. All our love, Virginia Hendley; Chris, Pam, David, Adam, and Aaron Hendley; Jana, Joe, Kathryn, and Michael Sorroche; Greg Hendley, Mary Helen Short, Will Hendley, Laurel-Ann and Donald Duran, and Jakob Short.
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JOJOLA -- MARY age 85 made her transition on May 30th, 2012. Mary was a lifelong resident of Albuquerque. As she wished, Mary died at home surrounded by her family. She was diagnosed with multiple myeloma in January 2012. Mary was preceded in death by her husband Ben Jojola Jr. She is survived by her three children, Ben Jojola III, Barbara Cholewka and Ronald Jojola, six grandchildren and five great-grandchildren, five step great-grandchildren. She was a member of Holy Ghost Catholic Church. The family would like to express their profound gratitude for the exceptional care provided by VistaCare Hospice during the last few months of her life. Mary was a caring daughter, loving wife and exceptional mother who taught her children how to live with integrity and die with dignity. The family has made private memorial arrangements.
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KEEHAN -- EDMUND V. "BUD" Age 90, passed away peacefully on May 31, 2012 at Sandia Springs Retirement Center in Rio Rancho, NM. He was born in Chicago, IL; Bud was the son of Rose C. and Michael E. Keehan. He was one of nine children. Bud graduated in 1939 from St. Leo High School in Chicago, IL. He was preceded in death by his brothers, Richard Keehan, William Keehan, both of Chicago, IL, Robert Keehan of Silver Spring, MD; sister, Marguerite of WI. He is survived by his sisters, Virginia R. Keehan, Mrs., Jeanne Hightower, both of Rio Rancho, NM, Mrs. Rosemarie Audet of Herndon, VA; brother, Michael and wife Marilyn of Chadds Ford, PA; many nieces and nephews, including Michael Hightower, Timothy Hightower, both of Albuquerque, and Dr. Stephen Hightower formerly of Rio Rancho, NM. He was an exceptional athlete and was under contract with a Chicago White Sox farm team in 1941. Shortly after the declaration of war by the United States in 1941, Bud enlisted in the U.S. Navy and served on LST 376. He also served in underwater demolition during World War II. He was in many battles including the invasion of Southern France, Salerno, Italy and Africa. He received four bronze battle stars for his service. His pursuance of a career in professional sports was resumed after the war and he was signed by the Chicago Cubs and played for the Tacoma Tigers in 1947. Bud moved to New Mexico in 1951 for health reasons. He graduated with a Masters degree from the University of New Mexico in 1956. Bud's coaching career started at Belen High School and later Saint Mary's High School in Albuquerque and Bernalillo Junior High. Coaching was his love. He coached virtually all sports during his career and also taught science in junior high and high school. Coach Keehan had a great sense of humor and talked with great affection about his students and players and invested all his energy in helping his students and players live up to their potential, both on and off the field. The Rosary will be recited at 1:00 pm, with a Mass of Christian Burial being celebrated at 1:30 pm on Monday, June 4, 2012 at St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church, 1502 Sara Road SE, Rio Rancho, NM. Interment will follow at Mount Calvary Cemetery, 1900 Edith Boulevard NE, Albuquerque, NM 87102. In lieu of flowers donations may be made in Bud's honor to the Boys and Girls Clubs of Albuquerque, NM at 505-881-0777, 3333 Truman Street NE, Albuquerque, NM 87110. To view service information or leave a condolence, please visit: www.danielsfuneral.com Bud'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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KRAUS -- KATHERINE "KAY" M. Born Katherine Antonia Moore on January 13, 1918 in Glidden, TX and passed away peacefully on May 20, 2012 in Grand Junction, CO of complications following surgery. She was preceded in death by husband of 40 years, Dr. William Earl Kraus DVM and brother Dr. Edward Calvin Moore MD. She is survived by four children, William E. (Susi), GA, Linda K. (Don) Crook, CO, Alan E., CO and Carl J. (Ellen), CO; five grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Kay was an avid genealogist and a frequent volunteer researcher at the Family History Center of the LDS Church in Albuquerque. She volunteered for the Girl Scouts of America and the League of Women Voters. Kay moved to Fruita, CO in 2008 to be close to family where she lived independently until April 2012. A private memorial will be held in Denver. Contributions may be made to the Albuquerque Genealogical Society, PO Box 25512, Albuquerque, NM 87125.
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LAMBERT -- PATTY age 77, passed on May 31, 2012. She is survived by her husband of 56 years, James E. Lambert; her son, James Lambert Jr. and his wife Nanci; her grandson, Chris Lambert; her granddaughter, Cathy Hamilton; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, her sister, Frances Nassif and her brother, Forest Leblo. Before her illness, Patty was actively engaged on outdoor sports, including horseback riding, boating, motorcycle riding and big game hunting. She received her private pilot's license in 1969. In recent years she enjoyed traveling in a motor home. She was a devout Christian. As per her wishes she received a direct burial with memorial service to be preformed later. Memorial Service will be on Tuesday, June 5, 2012 at 6:00pm at Harris-Hanlon Mortuary in Mountainair, New Mexico with Pastor Richard Spencer officiating.
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LANDRITH -- KRIS R. A resident of Albuquerque since 1977, died Friday, June 1, 2012. He is survived by his wife of 34 years, Shirley Landrith; and sister-in-law, Nancy Selby of Virginia Beach, VA. Cremation has taken place. Cremation Society of New Mexico 505-323-9000
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LEACH -- PEARL Age 91, of Albuquerque, passed away Wednesday, May 30, 2012. She was born in Detroit, MI on December 13, 1920 to the late Charles and Rose Chaifetz. Pearl was a resident of Albuquerque since 1949. She was preceded in death by her husband, Allan S. Leach, son Roger Bruce Leach and her granddaughter Rochelle Lynn Crues. Pearl is survived by her son, Arthur Leach and wife Sara of Glendora, CA; daughter, Sheila Crues of Albuquerque, NM; granddaughter Tracy Leach; and one great-grandson Johnathon Crues. Services will be held on Monday, June 4, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. To view information or leave a condolence please visit www.danielsfuneral.com Pearl's care has been entrusted to: Daniels Family Funeral Services 1100 Coal Ave SE Albuquerque, NM 87106 505-842-8800
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LOPEZ -- JOHN KENNETH "KEN" John Kenneth "Ken" Lopez passed from this world Monday, May 28, 2012 after a long, courageous battle with cancer. Born July 1,1951 to Juan and Marcella Lopez in Albuquerque, Ken attended Highland HS ('69) and enlisted in the US Army in June 1970. Ken served in the military as a Green Beret with the 10th Special Forces and the special bond with his comrades in arms remained over the years. On several occasions, Ken expressed to others that he considered it an honor and blessing to carry his cancer. He lived and died with honor and dignity and a devotion to Jesus Christ. Besides his parents, Ken is survived by his wife, Leslie Pfeifer Lopez; son Nick Lopez and daughter Ivy Lopez all of Cherryville, NC and son, John "Jason" Lopez of Honolulu, HI. He is also survived by his sister, Diana Lopez Story and her daughters Ariana and Aeriss; his sister and brother-in-law, Rosalie and Jim Spinello and their sons, Michael, Gabriel and Joshua; grandson, Blake and great-grandson, Gabriel. A newborn son, Nathaniel, preceded him in death. A memorial with military honors was held Wednesday, May 30 in Cherryville, NC where Ken was residing with his family for the last three decades. A memorial will be held in Albuquerque, NM at a later, yet to be determined date. Memorials in Ken's name may be made to Live Strong, 2201 E. Sixth St., Austin, Texas 78702
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LOPEZ -- RUDY A. Age 54, a resident of Albuquerque, NM passed away on Wednesday, May 30, 2012. Visitation will be from 2:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. on Sunday, June 3, 2012 in the Riverside Funeral Home Chapel with a Rosary to be recited at 4:00 p.m. A Funeral Service will take place at 2:00 p.m. on Monday, June 4, 2012 in the Riverside Funeral Home Chapel. Cremation services to follow. To sign the online guest register for Mr. Lopez please visit: www.riversidefunerals.com Arrangements by: Riverside Funeral Home of Albuquerque 225 San Mateo Blvd. NE 764-9663
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LUERAS -- IDA Age 76, passed away on May 30, 2012. Mrs. Lueras is survived by her husband of 44 years Eugenio Lueras; sons, Ruben Bibiano, and Robert Bibiano; daughter, Rita Bibiano and husband, Scott Barnard; sisters, Ramona Ruiz, Maggie Lopez, and Jeanette Chavez, brother, Joe Sandoval, and Bennie Sandoval; five grandchildren, Dominic, Alisha, Jonathan, David, and Roberta; great grandchildren, Isaiah, Carly-Rose, Andrew, Christian, Kehstein, and Mila. Visitation will be on Monday, June 4, 2012 from 6:30 p.m until 7:00 p.m. in the Gabaldon Memorial Chapel, with a Rosary to be recited at 7:00 p. m. by Gabriella Nieto. Final visitation will be from 8:30 a.m. until 9:00 a.m., Tuesday, June 5, 2012 at Our Lady of the Most Holy Rosary Catholic Church, 5415 Fortuna Rd. SW with a Communion Service at 9:00a.m. Committal Service will follow at the Santa Fe National Cemetery at 11:15 a.m. Pall bearers will be Dominic Gurule, David Bibiano, Jonathan Bibiano, Isaiah Gurule, Clint Lard, and Pat Chavez. Please visit: www.gabaldonmortuaryinc.com to sign the online guestbook. Arrangements by: Gabaldon Mortuary 1000 Old Coors SW 243-7861
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MADRID -- HERBERTO 79, a resident of Albuquerque, NM passed away on Friday, June 1, 2012. Cremation services have taken place. Please visit www.riversidefunerals.com to sign Mr. Madrid's online guest register. Arrangements by: Riverside Funeral Home of Albuquerque 225 San Mateo Blvd. NE 764-9663
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MAES -- SISTER BERNADETTE Sister Bernadette Maes, our loving sister, went to be with the Lord on May 29, 2012 in Lubbock, TX. She was born on March 6, 1936 to Margarito and Sinforosa Maes in Monte Vista, CO. She became a Franciscan Sister in 1950. A Rosary will be held at 7:00 p.m. on Friday, June 1, 2012 at Sanders Funeral Home, 1420 Main St., Lubbock, TX. A Funeral Mass will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, June 2, 2012 at Holy Spirit Catholic Church, 9821 Frankford Ave., Lubbock, TX 79424. Burial will follow at Peaceful Gardens Memorial Park. Donations may be made to: Saint Francis Mission Sisters Our Lady of the Angels Convent 8202 CR 7700 Wolfforth, Texas, 79382
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MAESTAS -- ARTHUR R. December 23, 1934 - June 3, 2011 It broke our hearts to lose you, But you didn't go alone, For part of us went with you, The day God called you home. We miss you and love you, Marie, Missy and Nicky. Arrangements by Direct Funeral Services, 2919 4th ST. Albuquerque, 505-343-8008.
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MCNULTY -- MARYLOU Age 79, passed away Saturday, May 26, 2012. To view information or leave a condolence, please visit: www.danielsfuneral.com Daniels Family Funeral Services 1100 Coal Ave SE Albuquerque, NM 87106 505-842-8800
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MONTOYA -- MARTHA LOUISE HENNIGAN Age 82, passed away Monday morning, May 28th in her hometown of Albuquerque, NM. Martha was one of nine children born to Henry and Elise Hennigan. She was born on January 17, 1930 in Muenster, TX. Years later her family moved to Albuquerque where Martha graduated from St. Vincent Academy in 1948. Martha married Bennie Montoya in 1957 and raised a family of two boys and three girls. She was active in the Roman Catholic church and served as church organist and choir director at a number of Albuquerque churches including, Queen of Heaven, Our Lady of Assumption and Our Lady of the Annunciation Parishes. She also worked many years as staff organist at Fitzgerald and Sons Mortuary. Martha's ability to bring to life Bach's Toccata and Fugue in D minor or Tchaikovsky's Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy on the pipe organ was well known around Albuquerque. Martha and Bennie lived most of their lives in the Northeast Heights of Albuquerque and in retirement settled in Rio Rancho, NM. Martha is survived by four of her children, Paul Montoya (Buford, WY), Elaine Montoya (Albuquerque, NM), Melinda Ralston (Houston, TX) and Lisa Ellis (Dodson, TX). She is also survived by three sisters, Rose Johnston (Danville, CA), Therese Neil (Grass Valley, CA) and Rita Baca (Albuquerque, NM). She also has five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Martha was preceded in death by her husband Bennie; son David; brother Joseph; brother Pat; sister Mary; sister Alma; and brother Frank. Rosary will be held Tuesday, June 5th at 10:30am with Mass to follow at St Jude Thaddeus Catholic Church, 5712 Paradise Blvd NW.
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ORTIZ-RECHNER -- FRANCES C. Age 76, passed away on Saturday, May 26, 2012. She was born in Magdalena, NM to Trinidad G. Chavez and Placida Rubio and was the youngest of fourteen children. She attended Magdalena High School where she was a cheerleader and on the volleyball team. Frances also loved country music and dancing and her favorite song was "Just a Little Love", by Jaye P. Morgan. She was preceded in death by her father, mother and siblings, Juan Chavez; Willy Chavez; Valentina Lewis; Miguel Chavez; Pedro Chavez; Carlotta Salome and Frances' former husband Frank M. Ortiz. Frances is survived by her only son, Michael Joseph Ortiz and his partner Cory M. Heidenberger; best friend, LeOra Heidenberger; nieces, Jill Salome, Gloria Ramierez, Gualalupe and husband Narcisso Gallegos, Luz and husband Jim Romero, Trini and husband Randy Romero and sister-in-law, Amalia Chavez. Also surviving Frances are her extended family, Lana and husband Danny Thomas, Marissa "Missy" and Brandon Thomas as well as many great nieces and great-nephews. Last but not least, her Collie Blue and her Min-Pin, Sinbad, AKA "Sudafed", two box turtles and a Chihuahua, Sammie. "We all love you and miss you". A Celebration of Frances's life will be held on Saturday, June 16, 2012 at the home of Cory and Michael. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to American Cancer Society, www.cancer.org or 1-800-227-2345. Please visit Frances's online guest register at www.rivesidefunerals.com RIVERSIDE FUNERAL HOME OF ALBUQUERQUE 225 SAN MATEO BLVD NE 505-764-9663
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PADILLA -- SANDRA DEE 11/14/68 -6/3/92 It has been twenty years since you left us. It seems like only yesterday. We miss you and love you very much. You will always be in our hearts. Till we meet again. Love, Mom and Dad, Shantelle, Steven, Joshua and Chris, grandkids Xavier, Ezekiel and Isaiah Rael, Little Josh, Sandy Padilla, sister Debbie Chavez, brothers Donald and David Padilla
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PROCTOR -- JAMES "SCOTTY" Age 74, a resident of Albuquerque, died Tuesday, May 29, 2012. He is survived by his sisters, Anne Marie Proctor and Margaret Proctor, both of Australia; close friends, Butch Cline and Sue Rivard of Cedar Crest, NM, and many other friends including Jasmine. Mr. Proctor was preceded in death by his parents James & Mary Proctor. He was an active member of Christ of Kings Anglican Church. Scotty loved riding motorcycles with his close friends. A Memorial service will be held Saturday, June 9, 2012 at 10:00 am, at Christ the King Anglican Church. Memorial contributions may be made to Love Inc., 8011 Central Ave NE, Albuquerque, NM 87108. Please visit our online guest book for "Scotty" at www.RememberTheirStory.com. FRENCH 10500 Lomas Blvd NE 505-275-3500
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ROMERO -- JULIAN J. "JJ" Age 92, went to his eternal home peacefully surrounded by those he loved and who loved him on Thursday, May 31, 2012. He was born in 1919 in Punta de Aqua, New Mexico. Julian was a WWII Veteran who served with distinction in Patton's army in Europe, fought in the Battle of the Bulge and concluded the war by freeing prisoners of war camps in Czechoslovakia. Julian was preceded in death by his parents, Juan and Juanita Romero; his sister, Carmen Sanchez; brothers, Marcos, Juan and Jose Romero; and his beloved granddaughters, Karen Louise Finley and Megan Kirsten Romero. Julian is survived by his precious wife of 68 years, Massey Bachicha Romero; and five children, Ernesto Romero and his wife Dana, Jo Ann Romero and her husband David Goodnow, Sharon Lautenschleger and her husband Steven, Phyllis Zamorski and her husband Michael, and Marlene Romero. Julian is also survived by five grandchildren, Rita Chalamidas and her husband Louis, Joshua Romero and his wife April, Sean Romero, Julianna Lautenschleger and Luke Waruszewski along with four great-grandchildren, Carter and Mia Romero and Sofia Karen and Thomas Andreas Chalamidas. Julian retired from the Department of Energy in 1985 following over 30 years of distinguished State and Federal service. He worked tirelessly to bring about fairness and equality in employment practices and was a loved and respected co-worker to many who admired his sense of fair play, integrity and goodwill. Julian was a family man, an avid Lobo and Dallas Cowboy fan, poker player, world traveler, and lover of life. His positive attitude, zest for life and generosity serves as an inspiration to all that knew him. Julian will be sorely missed by those who shared their lives with him. Friends may visit French - Lomas Chapel on Sunday, June 3, 2012, from 5:00 until 6:00 p.m. Rosary will be recited at 6:00 p.m. with a reception to follow. Mass will be celebrated Monday, June 4, 2012, 10:00 a.m., at Our Lady of the Assumption Catholic Church, 811 Guaymas Pl. NE. Interment will follow at Gate of Heaven Cemetery. Please visit our online guestbook for Mr. Romero at www.RememberTheirStory.com FRENCH 10500 Lomas Blvd. NE (505) 275-3500
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ROSS -- JEANNE SEAY Age 91, a long-time resident of Las Cruces, passed away peacefully, Thursday, May 31, 2012. She is survived by her children: daughters, Donna Greenstreet and husband, Ron, Elaine Nelson and husband, Jan; son, Matt Ross and Alley Miller; daughter, Diane LeBlanc and husband, Johnny Jenkins; ten grandchildren, and 12 great-grandchildren. Jeanne was preceded in death by her loving husband, Rex Ross. Jeanne was a member of Faith Chapel in Las Cruces. Jeanne was born in Encino, NM to a pioneer homesteading family. After the war, Rex and Jeanne moved to Las Cruces and established a successful business, which Jeanne continued working at until last year. She had good parents, a good marriage and husband, four loving children and lived a very blessed life. A memorial service will be take place Tuesday, June 5, 2012, 1:30 p.m. at French - Westside Chapel. Private interment will take place at Santa Fe National Cemetery. Please visit our online guest book for Jeanne at: www.RememberTheirStory.com FRENCH 9300 Golf Course Rd NW 505-897-0300
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SALAZAR -- JOHN FELIPE A Rosary will be held at 7:00 p.m. in the Reflection of Life Chapel (Washington and Cutler NE) on Sunday. Mass will be Monday at 9:30 a.m. at St. Therese Catholic Church with a 12:45 p.m. committal service at the Santa Fe National Cemetery. Please visit John'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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SERNA -- JUAN JOSE Age 70, was called home to our Heavenly Father on Saturday, June 2, 2012. Services are pending at this time and will be announced. To view information or leave a condolence, please visit www.danielsfuneral.com Daniels Family Funeral Services 4310 Sara Rd. Rio Rancho, NM 87124 505-892-9920
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SHELTON -- ELEANOR C. age 84, lifelong resident of Albuquerque, passed away Thursday May 31, 2012, She was born on May 30, 1928 to the late Nick and Rebecca Chavez Sr. and married Martin Shelton on October 28, 1947 he preceded her in death on May 8, 2010 after 62yrs of marriage. Eleanor was a member of Risen Savior Catholic Community of Albuquerque since 1987. Eleanor Graduated from Albuquerque High School in 1946. Surviving are her five sons; Gary and his wife Evelyn, James, Dennis, Brad and Rod Shelton. Five grandchildren; Timothy, Thomas, Gary Franklin, Matthew and Jordan Shelton. Eleanor enjoyed and loved all her grandchildren very much. She is also survived by her sisters; Mary Garcia, Wilma Paz and her husband Nash, Maxine Bustilos and her husband Efren and Linda Chavez; brothers, Richard and his wife Hazel, Gene and Andrew Chavez, several nieces, nephews and cousins. She was preceded in death by sister; Lucy Pacheco, Brothers; Nick Chavez Jr. and Arthur Chavez. A rosary will be recited at 10:30 am Tuesday June 5, 2012 at Salazar and Sons Mortuary, with a Funeral Service to follow at 11:00 am. Interment Gate of Heaven Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Timothy Shelton, Thomas Shelton, Matthew Shelton, Jordan Shelton, Jude Leyba and Matthew Leyba. Please visit Eleanor's on line register book at www.salazarandsonsmortuary.com Services entrusted to Salazar and Sons Mortuary 400-3rd St. SW Albuquerque, NM 87102 (247-4124)
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SIEVERT -- JEAN CLARA PESKE passed away peacefully Thursday afternoon, May 24, 2012 of congestive heart failure. Jean and her husband Clifford Sievert moved from Milwaukee, Wisconsin to Albuquerque, New Mexico in 1962 where she taught 25 years for the Albuquerque Public Schools. During her 20 years living in Rio Rancho, Jean and Cliff were extremely active in politics and helped create a city charter along with bringing various issues of concern to city government. Jean pursued her avocation as the author of local and state political initiatives. After Clifford died, Jean moved from her 20 year residence in Rio Rancho to a house behind her daughter, Linda Stebbins and son-in-law, Jack Stebbins's home. There she authored several children's books with the encouragement of her friend from junior high, Betty Lambert Thorpe and Aunt/Artist Shirley Cloninger. Some of these books have been translated into braille. Her house always had a Labrador or a Chesapeake Bay Retriever as a continuous companion. When her last dog, Oops passed away, the Gordon Setters moved into her daily life. She was a huge advocate for the Gordon Setter Club of America and extremely supportive of the Gordon Setters who visited her talking cookie jar every day. Her three Gordon Setter books depict the appreciation and love for the breed. Jean was an avid reader, finishing up to 5 books a week. She studied five languages, which included Latin and Russian. She always said the best she could do nowadays is read a French menu poorly. (That wasn't fact.) Lorraine Hansberry, "A Raisin in the Sun" was one of her favorite floor mates at the University of Wisconsin in Madison where they were attuned to one another's values, ideals and work ethic. As an accomplished writer, caring teacher, loving mother and generous human being, Jean will be truly missed by all who have crossed her path. She is survived by her daughter, Linda Stebbins and son-in-law Jack Stebbins, along with a passel of Gordon Setters. The memorial service will take place in the Chapel of Vista Verde Mortuary, 4310 Sara Rd. SE. in Rio Rancho, on Monday, June 4, 2012 at 10:30am. The family requests that donations be directed to: The AKC/Canine Health Foundation, Gordon Setter Donor Advised Fund Mailed to: Dianne Avery 10650 E. 200 S. Avilla, Indiana 46710-9651. Gordon Setters lost a good friend when Jean passed away. Thank you to all those who celebrate life! Arrangements by Direct Funeral Services, 2919 4th ST NW, Albuquerque, NM 87107. 505-343-8008.
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SPRENG -- MAXIMILIAN G. Born November 1, 1938 in Munich, Germany, Max, 73, passed away on May 30, 2012 after a serious illness. He was the son of Georg and Johanna (Hieber) Spreng. Max emigrated to the United States in the 1950's. He served in the U.S. Army as a tank driver. He began a long and successful career as a plumber in New York and continued when he moved to Rio Rancho in 1973. Max retired from Kirtland Air Force Base having worked in the heating and plumbing shop. He is survived by his wife of nearly 49 years, Anneliese Spreng; his three daughters: Kim Spreng and husband Eddie Sy, and grandchildren Julianna and Max; Nancy and Stanley Allred, and granddaughters Mary and Kelly; Elke Zinnert, and granddaughter Bonnie and husband Eugene as well as relatives in Germany. There will be a Private Family Gathering for Inurnment at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations may be given in Maximilian's honor to, Friends of the Library of Rio Rancho, Inc., P.O. Box 15143, Rio Rancho, NM 87174 or to the Albuquerque Philharmonic Orchestra, P.O. Box 36893, Albuquerque, NM 87176. To view information or leave a condolence please visit www.danielsfuneral.com Daniels Family Funeral Services 2400 Southern Blvd Rio Rancho, NM 87124 505-891-9192
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STEVENS -- JUDY Passed away peacefully on May 22, 2012 at her home in Albuquerque, NM. She was 81 years old. She was preceded in death by her husband Billy who passed away in December of 2010. Judy is survived by her three children, Kenny, Jenny and Jeff; and her grandchildren, Camille Stevens-Rumann, Sabrina Stevens, Stephanie Stevens, Grant Stevens, Shelby Garcia, and Corey Garcia. She was born in Ysleta, Texas on December 7, 1930 to F. Leroy and Hilda C. Arnold. She married her life-long husband, Billy in 1956. They met at Fort Fitzsimons Army Hospital where Judy was an occupational therapist treating patients with tuberculosis. Judy was a first lieutenant in the Army until she was discharged in 1956. Judy and her husband lived in Shiprock, NM as a newly married couple where Billy worked for Kerr McGee Mining Corporation. They moved to Grants, New Mexico in 1962 where they raised their family. Judy is best remembered for her volunteer work and devotion to music. She was the organist of the First Presbyterian Church of Grants for almost 20 years. She taught piano and voice lessons for many years until the family moved to Albuquerque in 1982. While in Grants, Judy was involved in many organizations including the Cibola Arts Council, Petrol Club, American Guild of Organists, Grants Hospital Auxiliary, the PTA of Mt. Taylor Elementary, Women's Auxiliary American Institute of Mining Engineers, and Grants Thrift Shop. She spent many winters with her family on Mt. Taylor sledding and snow-mobiling as well as cheering on her children in the many sports they played. She remained an active member in the Grants community and always felt Grants was her home. A burial service will be at Santa Fe National Cemetery on Friday, July 27 at 11:15 a.m. A Celebration of Life will be held at La Ventana Restaurant in Grants on July 28 from 1:00-3:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Watermelon Mt. Ranch (a no-kill animal shelter); www.wmranch.org; or the First Presbyterian Church of Grants; 400 Nimitz Dr. Grants, NM 87020. Please visit our online guest book for Judy at: www.RememberTheirStory.com FRENCH 1111 University Blvd NE 505-843-6333
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STOUT -- M. KENT Age 82, resident of Albuquerque, passed away peacefully in his sleep on Tuesday, May 29, 2012, after a sudden bout of pneumonia. One of six children, Kent was born in Salt Lake City, Utah on April 4, 1930 to Myron Stout and Helen Gardner. He served in the Utah National Guard and the U.S. Army and graduated from the University of Utah with a BFA in architecture. After moving to Albuquerque in 1964, he worked for several architectural firms before establishing his own practice. Kent was pre-deceased by his two brothers, Jan and Mason, and his youngest sister, Jean Stout-Cooper. He is survived by his three children - Carla Thompson (and her husband, David, and children, Kevin [Lauren Elizabeth] and Lauren Gail), Erik Stout (and his children, Rosa [Carlos], Antonia, and Lily), and Paula Slavin (and her husband, Adam, and children, Jason and Dalia); his friend and ex-wife, Carol Condie; and his sisters, Lorraine Pepper and Shirley Stroh. Kent's remains will be cremated. No formal service is planned. His family wishes to express its gratitude to the management, staff, and residents at Carefree Living, where he spent two happy years. Please visit our online guest book for Kent at: www.RememberTheirStory.com FRENCH 1111 University Blvd NE 505-843-6333
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TADDY -- FRANK age 59, passed from this life on Tuesday, May 29, 2012. He was born in Grants, New Mexico on December 4, 1952, and was a long-time resident of Albuquerque. He was a wonderful son, father, grandfather, brother and uncle, and loved spending time with his family and friends. His passion was riding his Harley motorcycle, and he enjoyed traveling on bike runs. He was preceded in death by his mother, Faye Taddy, grandson, Alexander Rhoads, godson, Anthony Jaramillo, and father-in-law, Lawrence Purcella. He is survived by his children, Regina Taddy and her ex-spouse, Jaime Espericueta; Jillian Taddy and partner Derek Rhoads; Eric Taddy and partner Tiffany Serbin; seven grandchildren, Joshua Reinhold, Anthony Taddy, Zachary Taddy, Nevaeh Rhoads, Kaleb Espericueta, Jensen Espericueta and Julianna Taddy; his father, Albert Taddy; three sisters, Judy Martinez, Frances Martinez and her husband, Joe A., and Barbara Purcella; his mother-in-law, Bessie Purcella; as well as many nieces and nephews; great nieces and nephews; family and friends. He graduated from West Mesa High School in 1971, served in the U.S. Air Force during the Vietnam Conflict, and was a truck driver for 41 years, employed with Duke City Transfer at the time of his death. Frank touched the lives and hearts of many and we will miss his joy for life, whatever the circumstances. We will come together to celebrate his life and to cherish the memories. Viewing will be held on Tuesday, June 5 at Salazar & Sons Mortuary 400 3rd St SW, Albuquerque, NM 87102 between 10:00 am and 3:00 pm. Rosary will be recited on Tuesday evening at 7:00 pm at Holy Rosary Catholic Church, 5415 Fortuna Rd NW, Albuquerque, NM 87105. Mass will be celebrated on Wednesday, June 6 at Holy Rosary Catholic Church at 11:00 am. Pallbearers are Larry Purcella, Ronnie Purcella, Jeromi Martinez, Derek Rhoads, Rick Taddy, and Robert Gaddie. Honorary Pallbearers are Joshua Reinhold, Anthony Taddy, Zachary Taddy, Nevaeh Rhoads, Kaleb Espericueta, Jensen Espericueta, and Julianna Taddy. Interment will follow at Mt. Calvary Cemetery, 1900 Edith Blvd NE, Albuquerque, NM 87102. Reception will follow the interment at Holy Rosary Catholic Church hall. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Salazar & Sons Mortuary in the name of Frank Taddy. Please visit Frank's on-line registar book www.salazarandsonsmortuary.com Services entrusted to: Salazar and Sons Mortuary 400 3rd St SW Albuquerque, NM 87102 247-4124
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TAPIA -- JOHNNY "Legendary Five Time World Boxing Champ of Albuquerque", went to be with his two beautiful mother's Virginia and Annie; grandma, Lala; grandpa, Miguel Tapia; brother, Robert G.; and nephew, Benny on Sunday, May 27, 2012. He is survived by his wife of 19 years, Teresa C Tapia of Albuquerque, NM; three children, "Little J", Lorenzo, and Nicco; fathers, Jerry Padilla Sr. and "Pops" Tom Creg; and many siblings, nephews, nieces, other family members, spiritual mentors, friends and millions of fans across the world. PRAYER FOR SERENITY God, grant me serenity to accept the things I cannot change, Courage to change the things I can and wisdom to know the difference; living one day at a time Enjoying one moment at a time: accepting hardship as a pathway to peace: Taking, as Jesus did, this sinful world as it is, not as I would have it: Trusting that You will make all things right if I surrender to Your Will: so that I may be reasonably happy in this life and supremely happy with You forever in the next. Amen - Reinhold Niebuhr Johnny "JT" "Milu" will be missed and remembered forever. Rest in Peace husband, dad, son, brother, uncle, friend, trainer and boxer. Psalm 23 and Jeremiah 29:11 On behalf of the Tapia Family, we thank you for your prayers and support. Visitation will be from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Sunday, June 3, 2012 at French Mortuary Westside Chapel. Visitation will also be held at the UNM Pit, Sunday, June 3, 2012 from 6:30 p.m. to 7:45 p.m. with services following at 8:00 p.m. Pallbearers will be Joshua Torres, Hector Munoz, Archie Marquez, Joaquin Zamora, Adrian Lopez, Ray Sandoval, and Matthew Griego. Honorary pallbearers will be Frankie Sanchez, Jonathon Tapia, Leroy Chavez, J. R. Sandoval, Christopher Chavez and Jose Gutierrez. To leave an audio memory or offer your condolences please visit our online guest book for Johnny at www.remembertheirstory.com. FRENCH 9300 Golf Course Rd. NW (505) 897-0300
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VIGIL -- CARMEL Loving mother, grandmother, sister and friend went home to be with our Lord and Savior at the age of 85. She was born in Socorro, New Mexico to Juan and Teresa Vigil. Carmel was a devout Catholic who loved her family and enjoyed cooking for them as well as dancing and assisting with the Blind Association. She had the privilege to travel to Jerusalem where she visited three very special places, Petra, Masada and the Wailing Wall. She also enjoyed crocheting and was a great seamstress and above all a fierce and loyal friend. Carmel is survived by her sons, Clyde D. Davis and wife Juana, Charles D. Davis and special friend Doreen Chavez and Christopher D. Davis; grandchildren, Contessa Daniella Davis and Marissa Chavez; one sister, Maria Teresa Vigil "Tita"; niece, Josephine Terese (JoJo) Nunez and husband Paul; great-niece, Onastine Nunez; and numerous other family members and friends. A Visitation will take place at Holy Spirit Cathedral, 1001 Barelas Rd. SW on Sunday June 3, 2012 from 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm followed by a reciting of the Rosary at 6:00 pm, led by Bishop Orlando Trujillo. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at Holy Spirit Cathedral on Monday, June 4, 2012 10:00 am; Interment will follow at Mount Calvary Cemetery. Carmel will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her. To view information or leave a condolence please visit: www.danielsfuneral.com Garcia Mortuary 717 Stover Ave. SW Albuquerque, NM 87102
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YEAGER -- AILEEN Originally from Cleveland, Ohio, passed away on May 30, 2012 in her adopted home of Albuquerque, NM. Aileen was 80 years young and lived her life fully until she passed. A fancy dresser and style maven Aileen loved going shopping to second hand stores with her beloved and dedicated daughter Kathleen. Aileen Florence Landsberg was raised in Cleveland where she married Donald Yeager and started a family. After her husband died, she raised and supported her daughter and two sons, Kim and Scott, by working in as a secretary for the Cleveland Newspaper Publishers Association and at the Cleveland Plain Dealer newspaper. After she retired from the Plain Dealer, she and her daughter opened a resale-consignment clothing store called Ritzy Rags in Lakewood, OH. When she closed that business, she moved to Albuquerque to be with her daughter. She became enchanted by the New Mexico style and adapted to it with new Southwestern and Indian styles. She was a regular at Kraemer family volleyball and was a dedicated fan of the Shysters softball team. She was a valued member of the Highland Harmonizers singing group and the Red Hats. She was the eldest Buffalo Gal and was cherished by that gang of women. Aileen is survived by her son Kim Yeager, Scott and Cindy Yeager; grandson Christopher Yeager and wife Angela; granddaughter Rochelle; and Kathleen Yeager and husband J. Brent Ricks of Albuquerque. Grateful thanks are given to the AmberCare group for their assistance to Aileen and to her dearest family and friends who were with her when she needed them the most. A private memorial service will be held on Sunday and then a celebration of Aileen's long and fruitful life will be held at the Ricks home at 2835 Trellis NW on Saturday June 9th from 2 to 5 pm. Donations and Remembrances should be sent to the Lung Association of New Mexico.
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ZEZZA -- ELLEN M. Age 85, of Hudson, WI; passed away May 31, 2012. She is survived by children, Lawrence Jr. "Butch" (Marianita) Zezza of Albuquerque, Sharon (John) Wess of Woodbury, MN, Judy (Larry) Behm of White Bear Lake, MN and Richard (Sandy) Zezza of Hudson, WI; 13 grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren; and sister, Mary Lou Lembcke. She was preceded in death by husband, Lawrence "Skeet" and brother, Vicki Olsen. Private services will be held. Interment at Willow River Cemetery of Hudson. O'Connell Family Funeral Home Hudson, WI 715) 386-3725
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