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ARCHULETA, MANUEL A. It has been a year since the Angels came and carried you into Heaven. We miss you and Love you, Linda, Mannie, your sisters, Dorothy and Ruth, your brothers, David and Mike, Your special nephew, Jay.
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BACA, ANDREW ROBERT age 79, born April 8, 1933 passed away October 29, 2012 in Albuquerque, NM. Please visit the online guest register for Andrew at www.riversidefunerals.com Arrangements entrusted to: Riverside Funeral Home 225 San Mateo Blvd. NE 505-764-9663
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BRAUNER, EVELYN age 91, of Albuquerque, NM, died Oct. 30, 2012. Born in Brooklyn, NY, she was a loving mother of three children and enjoyed knitting her famous "Bubby" slippers and blankets for her loved ones and friends. Evelyn was an avid hostess; she always enjoyed cooking and baking for others. She was very involved with Congregation B'nai Israel and the JCC of Greater Albuquerque. Survivors include, her sister Pearl Bernstein of Albuquerque; daughter Arlene and son-in-law Warren Sigal; son Mark and daughter-in-law Cindy Brauner of Scottsdale; son Leonard Brauner and daughter-in-law Beth Moritz of Manhattan, NY; five grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. Graveside Service will be held Thursday, November 1, 2012, at 3:00 PM, at Vista Verde Memorial Park, 4310 Sara Rd., Rio Rancho, NM. Rabbi Arthur Flicker officiating from Congregation B'nai Israel. In lieu of flowers contributions are suggested to the March of Dimes. 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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CHAVEZ, BLAS SR. Daddy we miss you, and love you. You are gone but never forgotten. Pray for us so that your family stays strong in our love for each other, and our faith in our Lord as you always did.
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CUELLAR, LUCY ROMERO Passed away peacefully in her home on October 24, 2012. Lucy's Life Celebration will begin with a Mass of Christian Burial at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church (820 Broadway SE) on Friday, November 2, 2012 at 11:00 am, with a reception following at The Moose Lodge (2121 Edith Blvd NE). Please visit Lucy's online guestbook at www.Reflectionoflife.com REFLECTIONS Funerals & Life Celebrations Louis & Gloria Salazar 2400 Washington Street NE 884-5777
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ELLIOT, MARGARET MARY CUMMINGS "PEGGIE" Age 78, a resident of Albuquerque, died Thursday, October 25, 2012. Margaret is survived by husband, John B. Elliot of Albuquerque, NM; daughters, Susan Marie Elliot, Nancy Ellen Mance, Pamela Hix and husband, Ed; son, John B. Elliot II and wife, Dana; grandchildren, Rebecca, Anthony and wife, Jennifer, Danielle and husband, Kyle, Zachary and Amy. She is also survived by her great-grandchildren, Jaxon, Margaret (soon to be born) and many other family members including her sister-in-law Rosemary, and many friends. Mrs. Elliot was preceded in death by her parents, Arthur Melvin and Marie Estelle Cummings and her brother Charles. She was a member of raised in the Catholic Church faith, a member of the Sew So Card Club, an avid RV'er with her husband John in travel clubs Good Sam (Manzanita) and WBCCI (Air Stream) NM Unit. A Memorial Service will be celebrated on Saturday, November 3, 2012, 2:00pm at French - Lomas. The Annual John and Peggie Christmas Party will include Margaret's Celebration of Life and take place after Christmas. Private family interment of her urn will take place at Santa Fe National Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Animal Humane Society in lieu of flowers. Please visit our online guestbook for Margaret at www.FrenchFunerals.com. FRENCH - Lomas 10500 Lomas Blvd NE 505-275-3500
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FODERARO, EUGENE J. Age 82, passed away Wednesday, October 24, 2012. No services pending at this time. To view information or leave a condolence, please visit www.danielsfuneral.com Daniels Family Funeral Services 3113 Carlisle Blvd NE Albuquerque, NM 87110 505-884-1188
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HERRERA, FERMIN SR. 11/1/99 - 11/1/12 13 Year Anniversary Deep down in all our hearts, beneath all the pain, is a smile that we still wear, when we hear your name. Your presence we miss, your memory we treasure, loving you always, forgetting you never. Your memory lives within our hearts and in the hearts of those who love you. All our love, your wife Cecilia, your daughters and sons Della, Mag, Ellen, MaryAnne, Lidia, Sandra, Jeanette, Julia, Fermin Jr., Margaret, Joe, John and Kimberly
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HIGGINS, KASEY L. On October 25, 2012, Kasey Lee Higgins, age 19, found peace with his Lord following injuries sustained in a car accident in Oklahoma on October 24th. Kasey was born on July 4, 1993 in Albuquerque. He will always be the beloved son of Kiel and Kelli Higgins and adored "little" (6 foot 8 inch) brother of Kelsey Higgins and Kyle Higgins. He was treasured as a loyal friend, and cherished as a grandson, nephew, cousin, and teammate. Kasey is survived by grandparents Judy Graham, and Terry and Sharon Higgins; aunt Holli and uncle Tim Asselin and cousins Graham and Alli; uncle Ronne and aunt Sonja Higgins and cousins Leanne and Jacob; uncle Bari and aunt Lisa Higgins and cousins Cole and Corey; uncle Broc and aunt Gail Higgins and cousins Drew, Tyler, Lindsay, Brenna, and Logan. Kasey lived life to the fullest-always seeing the best in people and always giving 150%. He had a great sense of humor, an infectious laugh, and was good for a joke in any moment. He was famous for that look which said, "You just said something crazy." His legendary dimpled smile and the sparkle in his eyes would light up any situation and place a lasting impression upon your heart. He had a great love for pets, especially dogs, including his beloved canine buddies Roxy and Shwayze. Kasey also enjoyed and excelled in many sports, including football, fishing, mixed martial arts and, above all, baseball. He was an exceptionally talented baseball player at Del Norte High School, Trinidad State Jr. College, Luna Community College, and Oklahoma Panhandle State University. Kasey's family is deeply grateful for the outpouring of love, prayers, care, memories, and support shared during this difficult time. Online condolences and memories may be left for Kasey's family at: iLasting.com Donations in honor of Kasey's life may be made to Family Therapy of Albuquerque, 8600 Academy Rd. N.E., Albuquerque, NM 87111. A memorial service celebrating Kasey's life will be held on Saturday, November 3, at 2:00 p.m. at Heights Cumberland Presbyterian Church, 8600 Academy Rd. N.E.
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JONES-JOHNSON, EDITH MAY Age 72, passed away on Sunday, October 28, 2012. 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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KIRBY, NATHAN A. US NAVY, RET., CPO Age 72, of Tijeras, New Mexico, passed away peacefully on Monday October 29, 2012 at home with his wife of 37 years, Linda Sue Kirby, by his side. He was born January 18, 1940, in Tulsa, Oklahoma, the son of late Joy and Estella Kirby. He was an alumnus of the University of Oklahoma and graduated in 1978 with a Bachelor's of Business Administration. He was proud of his long military career which started when he enlisted in the Oklahoma Air National Guard May 18, 1957 at the ripe old age of 17 where he was an Apprentice Aircraft Mechanic with the 138th CAMRON. In October 1958 he enlisted in the US Air Force as a Jet Engine Mechanic with the 55th Strategic Reconnaissance Wing. He was honorably discharged from the US Air Force in May 1963. For the next 33 years he worked for the US Air Force Civil Service as a Senior Logistician. He re-enlisted in the US Navy Reserve April 1975 and was promoted to Chief Petty Officer in September 1985. Nathan loved to fly airplanes, sail boats and was a ham radio operator. He taught the Men's Sunday School Class and drove the church bus at Sandia Baptist Church. He was a devoted husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather. He is survived by his wife, Linda; two sons Michael Myers and Vincent Kirby; three daughters, Carol Womack, Laura March and Erika Sampson; and three son-in-laws, Scott Womack, Brandon March and Eric Sampson. He was blessed with five beautiful granddaughters; and five great-granddaughters. A viewing will be held at Riverside Funeral Home on Thursday, November 1, 2012 from 1:00 - 5:00 pm followed by a funeral at Sandia Baptist Church on Friday, November 2, 2012 at 10:00 am. He will be buried at the Santa Fe National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to The Building Fund at Sandia Baptist Church.
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KOIKE, MARIE LOU Age 62, passed away Saturday, October 27, 2012. She was born in Albuquerque, NM on May 30, 1950, to Onesimo Rios and Lucy Telles. Marie loved sewing, knitting, fishing and camping. She was a huge Yankees and Derek Jeter fan. Marie was a loving wife, mother and grandmother. Her pride and joy were her children and grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her mother, Lucy Telles, and sister, Pauline Angel. Marie is survived by her loving husband, Samuel Koike of Albuquerque, NM; her father, Onesimo Rios; daughters, Lorraine Koike and her partner Nancy Hills, of Albuquerque, NM, Tracy Koike-Castaneda and her husband John, of Grants, NM, Samantha Christopher and her husband Sean, of Rio Rancho, NM; six grandchildren, Sean (Jr).and Samuel Christopher, Shanise, Domonique, Amaya, and Karliz Castaneda; sisters, Lucy Moorehead, Helen Burke, and Jeannie Teran; brothers, Rudy and Robert Rios. A Rosary to be recited on Thursday, November 1, 2012, 7:00 pm, at Daniels Family Funeral Services - Sara Chapel, 4310 Sara Road, Rio Rancho. Mass of Catholic Burial will be celebrated on Friday, November 2, 2012, 10:00 am, at St. Jude Thaddeus Catholic Church, 5712 Paradise Blvd NW, Albuquerque. Celebrant will be Father John C. Daniel. Burial will take place at Vista Verde Memorial Park following service. To view information or leave a condolence please visit www.danielsfuneral.com Daniels Family Funeral Services 4310 Sara Road SE Rio Rancho, NM 87124 505-892-9920
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MAESTAS, LUCY age 81, born May 31, 1931, passed away on October 28, 2012. Mrs. Maestas is survived by her children; Grace Giron and husband, Patrick, Sam Maestas, Julia Maestas, Daniel Maestas and wife, Amy, Luana Isaacs and husband, John, Barbara Garner and husband, Rick, Thomas Maestas and wife, Marlene; sister, Manuela Chavez and husband, Ramon; brother-in-law, Frank Barela; sister-in-law, Lorenza Barela; nineteen grandchildren, twenty-two great-grandchildren; several nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends. Mrs. Maestas was preceded in death by her husband of forty years, Elfigo Q Maestas; and daughter Jesucita. Visitation will be on Friday, November 2, 2012 at Our Lady of the Most Holy Rosary Catholic Church, 5215 Fortuna Rd. NW from 9:30 a.m. until 10:15 a.m. with a Rosary to be recited at 10:15 a.m; Mass of Christian Burial will follow the Rosary at 11:00 a.m. Interment will be Saturday, November 3, 2012 at 3:00 p.m. in the Fierro Cemetery, Fierro, New Mexico. Pallbearers will be Patrick Giron, Milton M. Torrez, Jason Maestas, Vincent Maestas, Brett Garner, Carlos Apodaca, Frank E. Barela. Honorary pallbearers will be Kevin Maestas, Dominick Giron, Julian Torrez, Roberto Torrez, Pablo Torrez, Jefferey Steen Jr. and Ricky Garner. Please visit www.gabaldonmortuaryinc.com to sign the online guestbook. Arrangements by: Gabaldon Mortuary Inc. 1000 Old Coors Dr. SW 243-7861
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MARQUEZ, GABRIEL L. "GARB" Age 84, a lifelong resident of Albuquerque, passed away Monday, October 29, 2012. He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Emily S. Marquez; daughter, Paula Armijo; granddaughter, Monette Vezelici; grandsons, Marcus, Dominic, Robert, and Adan Armijo; great-grandsons, Gabriel Martinez-Perales and Estevan Vezelici; great granddaughters, Shania, Ashley, and Alexandra Vezelici; and sisters, Josephine Sarracino, Teresa Sanchez, Rachel Lujan, and Rosario Chavez and husband, Raymond. Mr. Marquez was preceded in death by his sons, Louie Martinez and Gabriel "Gabe" Marquez Jr.; daughter, Michelle "Shelley" Marquez; and brothers, Ernest and Marcos Marquez. Mr. Marquez served in the U.S. Air Force. He was a founding member of the Zapata Club. Gabriel was an avid sports fan. Cremation has taken place and a memorial rosary will be recited Friday, November 2, 2012 at 6:00 pm at St. Therese Little Flower Church, 300 Mildred Ave NW. Mass will be celebrated Saturday, November 3, 2012 at 10:00 am at St. Therese Little Flower Church. Interment will follow at Mt. Calvary Cemetery, 1100 Edith NE. Pallbearers will be Mr. Marquez's grandsons. Please visit our online guestbook for Garb at www.FrenchFunerals.com. FRENCH - University 1111 University Blvd NE 505-843-6333
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BROWN, MAGDALENA Our beloved mother, Magdalena Rodriquez Brown, age 88, passed away October 28, 2012. She was pre- deceased by her sisters: Gloria Moore and Rosemary Romero. Magdalena is survived by her husband of 66 years, Edward E Brown Sr. and her five children Eddie Brown Jr., Ida Jean Esquibel, Robert Brown, Gus Brown, and James Brown; siblings: Carmen Chavez, Lucille Gonzales, Gus Rodriguez, Mary Louise Sandoval, Julia Rodriquez, Frank Rodriquez, George Rodriquez, and Pauline Rodriquez; 13 grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren. She loved to cook and bake, crochet, do ceramics, paint retablos and spend time with her grandkids. Magdalena's Life Celebration will begin with a Visitation held in the Reflection of Life Chapel (Washington and Cutler NE) on Thursday, November 1st from 1:00 - 3:00 pm. A Rosary will be recited at St. Therese Catholic Church also on Thursday at 7:30 pm. Mass of Christian Burial will be Friday, November 2nd at 9:00 am at St. Therese Catholic Church followed by Burial at the Santa Fe National Cemetery at 11:15 am. Pallbearers will be Carlos Roybal, Jason Brown, Jeremy Brown, Gabriel Brown, Joshua Brown and JJ Brown. Honorary pallbearers will be Anthony Brown and JoJo Castillo. Please visit Magdalena's online guestbook at www.Reflectionoflife.com REFLECTIONS Funerals & Life Celebrations Louis & Gloria Salazar 2400 Washington Street NE 884-5777
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STEWART, NEAL GERARD age 27, born June 10, 1985 passed away on Monday, October 29, 2012 in Albuquerque, NM. Please visit the online guest register for Neal at www.riversidefunerals.com Arrangements Entrusted to: Riverside Funeral Home 225 San Mateo Blvd. NE 764-9663
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SUZUKI-LUNA, ROSEMARY (HANAKO) age 83, a resident of Albuquerque passed away on October 30, 2012. Mrs. Luna is survived by her husband, Alfonso; children, Ronnie Luna and wife, Susan, Robert Luna and wife, Patsy, Annette Luna-Roesch and husband, Lyle, Rick Luna and wife, Chris, Gaylene Vargas and husband, Thomas, Stacey Alcorta and husband, Charles; sisters, Mary Lou Aguilar and husband, Robert, Betty Sandoval and husband, Sandy; eleven grandchildren; thirteen great grandchildren; three great great grandchildren; and many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Visitation will be Friday, November 2, 2012 at Church of the Ascension Catholic Church, 2150 Raymac SW from 6:30 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. with a Rosary to be recited at 7:00 p.m. by Alberta Priest. Final visitation will be Saturday, November 3, 2012 at the Church from 9:30 a.m. until 10:00 a.m. with Mass of Christian Burial to be celebrated at 10:00 a.m. Interment will take place at a later date. Pallbearers will be Ricky Luna, Ryan Lunas, Phillip Sanchez, Dominic DeOcampo, Alfonso DeOcampo, and Robert L. Luna Jr. Please visit www.gabaldonmortuaryinc.com to sign the online guestbook. Arrangements by: Gabaldon Mortuary Inc. 1000 Old Coors Dr. SW 243-7861
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TAYLOR, NORMA J. passed away on October 28, 2012. She was preceded in death by her husband, Larry, and her son, Scott. Norma is survived by her daughter, Melissa Winkle and husband Ron; three sisters, Liz Van Sickler and husband John, Renie Linkous and Mary Ulibarri and husband Pat; grandchildren Nicholas Trujillo, Jacob and Gabriel Taylor, and TeCina Lente. Norma will be remembered on Friday, November 2, 2012, 10:00 a.m. at Grace Church, 6901 San Antonio Dr. NE, in Albuquerque.
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TORREZ, JULIAN R. of Arroyo Seco (Taos County), passed away on Saturday, October 27, 2012 in Raton, New Mexico. He was predeceased by son Daniel V. Torrez; brothers Adenago Torres, Trinidad Torres; sisters Erlinda Abeyta and Ramona Chavez; parents Meliton Torres and Dolores Otero Torres. He is survived by spouse Fabiola Torrez; daughters Juliette Torrez and Christine Torrez; grandchildren Autumn Reid and Fabian Torrez; brother, Elizar Torres (Anna); sister-in-law Peggy Torres; brothers-in-law Tony Chavez and Paul Abeyta; plus numerous nieces and nephews. Rosary will be held at Holy Trinity Church in Arroyo Seco on Friday, November 2nd at 7:00 p.m.; Funeral Mass will be on Saturday, November 3rd at 10:00am at Holy Trinity Church with interment to follow.
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TURNER, GABRIELA PADILLA Age 80, a resident of Albuquerque since 1964, died on Sunday, October 28, 2012. She was born on March 24, 1930 in Gallup, NM. Gabriela is survived by her spouse, Edward Turner; daughter, S. Linda Turner of Port Angeles, WA; grandchildren, Eva Zafarano of Honolulu, HI, and Caleb Wilmarth of Port Townsend, WA; sisters, Jennie Esquivel of Albuquerque, Natalie Sanchez (Carlos) of Gallup, NM, Anna Fuchs of Baltimore, MD and Esther Florez of Los Angeles, CA; and many nieces and nephews. Mrs. Turner was preceded in death by her parents, Everardo and Adelaide Padilla of Gallup, NM; and brother, Anthony Padilla of Albuquerque. Gabriela was a payroll supervisor for the Bureau of Indian Affairs for 30 years. After retirement, she and Ed opened 3 different gift shops they ran for over 20 years in the Albuquerque area. October 31st would have been Gabriela and Ed's 50th wedding anniversary. Geba, as her family and friends called her, was dedicated to her faith, family and love of people and dancing, and most recently her senior center. Everyone that knew her remember her fondly because of her kindness, generosity, gentle spirit, and her genuine love and joy for her family and friends. The rosary will be recited Thursday, November 1, 2012, 7:00 p.m., at FRENCH - Westside, with visitation starting at 5:00 p.m. Mass will be celebrated Friday, November 2, 2012, 10:00 a.m., at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, 619 Copper Ave NW. Please visit our online guest book for Gabriela at www.FrenchFunerals.com FRENCH 9300 Golf Course Rd NW 505-897-0300
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WILLIAMS, CONNIE Y. Age 67, a resident of Albuquerque since 1980, went to be with the Lord Tuesday, October 30, 2012. She is survived by her husband of 48 years, George M. Williams Jr.; sons, George Clifton Williams, David Carlton Williams, and George Clifton Williams Jr.; daughter, Connie Yvonne Williams; and mother, Gwendolyn Juanita Douglas. Connie worked as a social worker and a probation officer. She ministered to the homeless for many years with Brother Ralph. Connie was a member of The Believers Center. Services will be held on Friday, November 2, 2012, 10:00 a.m. at The Believers Center of Albuquerque, 320 Waterfall Dr. SE, with John Ross officiating. Interment will take place at Sunset Memorial Park, 924 Menaul Blvd. NE. Friends may visit Thursday, November 1, 2012 from 4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. at French - Lomas. Please visit our online guest book for Connie at www.FrenchFunerals.com FRENCH 10500 Lomas Blvd NE 505-275-3500
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ZALUGA, RICHARD C. (DICK) age 88, passed away on Oct. 25, 2012. He was preceded in death by his infant son Ricky. He is survived by his wife of 63 yrs., Shirley M; son, John and wife Robin Zaluga; daughter, Jill and husband Alan Herman; six grandchildren, Heather Zaluga, Holly and husband Jared Alderete, Zach Zaluga, Eliahs Zaluga, Hanna Herman and Ruby Herman; one great-grandson, Cain Alderete. He was a WWII Navy vet, retired from Sandia Labs and a founding member of the New Mexico Gun Collectors Association. Memorial services will be held at Direct Funeral Services on November 1, 2012 at 5:00pm.
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