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ADCOCK -- MARILYN ROBERTA Age 77, passed away Tuesday, February 21, 2012. To view information or leave a condolence, please visit www.danielsfuneral.com. Marilyn's care has been entrusted to: Daniels Family Funeral Services 2400 Southern Blvd Rio Rancho, New Mexico, 87124 505-891-9192
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ANAYA -- MARK KENNETH Born July 7, 1962 in Albuquerque, NM and passed away February 20, 2012 in Prescott, AZ. He was predeceased by his father Arthur and is survived by his son, Kenneth Gill; grandson Preston J. Gill; mother and stepfather Ermelinda and William; sisters Bella and Darlene; and several nieces and nephews. An Army veteran, gifted artist and giving soul, Mark touched each of the hearts he met along his path of life.
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ARMIJO -- EZEQUIEL The family of Ezequiel Armijo would like to thank all their relatives and friends for your kindness and sympathy at a time when it was greatly appreciated. Services entrusted to Salazar & Sons Mortuary 400 3rd Street SW Albuquerque, NM 87102 505-247-4124 www.salazarandsonsmortuary.com
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ARNER -- HAROLD L. Age 75, a resident of Albuquerque since 1977, died February 24th, 2012. He is survived by his wife, Betty Ann Arner; son, Michael Arner and wife, Dasha of Albuquerque; daughter, Rebecca Brown and husband, Dennis of Boston, MA; grandchild, Caden Brown; brother, Russell Arner of Brunswick, OH; sister, Janet Gray and husband Ron of Broadmax, VA; and friends. He was an active member of St. Luke Lutheran Church, New Mexico Trout Fly Tiers, and Habitat for Humanity. He served 22 years in the Air Force, achieving the rank of Lt. Colonel - and was decorated multiple times for his service in Vietnam. Services will be held Thursday, March 1, 2012 at 10:00 a.m., with a reception afterwards at St. Luke Lutheran Church. Interment will follow at Santa Fe National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Luke, 9100 Menaul Blvd. NE or to Greater Albuquerque Habitat for Humanity ,Ste E, 204 San Mateo SE; PO Box 8353. Please visit our online guestbook for Harold at www.RememberTheirStory.com FRENCH 7121 Wyoming Blvd. NE (505) 823-9400
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BACA -- JOE J. passed away peacefully in his home on Thursday, February 23, 2012. Born in Mentmore, NM, he moved to Albuquerque where he attended Stronghurst Elementary School and graduated from St. Marys High School. Corporal Joe J. Baca was a proud member of the Marine Corps and a veteran of the Korean War. After completing his military service, he enjoyed a very successful career in law enforcement. Joe enjoyed fishing, cheering on the Dallas Cowboys and living it up in Las Vegas, NV. He gave generously of his time to the American Legion Post 100 and the VFW and was a member of the Catholic Church. Joe was a loving husband to his wife Thelma Miera Baca; a nurturing and generous father to his sons Dennis Michael Baca and wife Leigh; William J. Baca and wife Caroline; and Joseph Baca Jr. He was a caring and kind grandfather to his seven grandsons, and one granddaughter, five great-grandsons and two great-granddaughters. He is also survived by three granddaughters-in-law, one grandson-in-law and three step-grandchildren. His parents, Joe and Louisa Baca, and a baby sister preceded him in death. Joe will be dearly missed by his many friends and relatives. A recitation of the Holy Rosary will take place on Saturday, February 25, 2012 at 9:30am, at the Church of the Risen Savior, 7701 Wyoming NE, Albuquerque, NM 87109; A Funeral Mass will immediately follow the Rosary service. Arrangements entrusted to Riverside Funeral Home of Albuquerques, 764-9663. Please visit our online guest book for Joe at www.riversidefunerals.com. RIVERSIDE FUNERAL HOME OF ALBUQUERQUE 225 San Mateo Blvd. NE 505-764-9663
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BAKER -- MARY ALICE Age 73, passed away February 20, 2012 in Albuquerque. Mary was born in Owatonna, MN to Charles and Margie Bailey. She met and married her first husband, John Haigh and moved to Colorado Springs where they raised five children. She married her second husband, Eugene Baker in 1981 and relocated to Albuquerque, where she resided for 31 years. Together they lived a love story that we all should be so lucky to experience. She was preceded in death by her parents. She is survived by her loving husband of 31 years, Gene; her wonderful sisters, Jean and husband Richard, Patsy and husband Gerald, Lois and husband Monte; and her five children, Lynn, Michael and wife Judy, Sandra, David and wife Debi, and Kathryn and husband Bradley. She is also survived by her husband's four sons, Gene and wife Christina, David and wife Kathryn, Mark, Matt and wife Jen; 14 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren, as well as many extended family and friends. A reception in Mary's honor will take place at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Association at www.alz.org/join_the_cause_donate.asp Please visit our online guest book for Mary at www.RememberTheirStory.com. FRENCH 9300 Golf Course Rd NW 505-897-0300
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BAZAN -- MERLINDA The family wishes to express their sincere gratitude to relatives and friends who were so kind and supportive during this time. Those who wish to express their condolences may visit www.danielsfuneral.com Merlinda's care has been entrusted to: Daniels Family Funeral Services Alameda Mortuary 9420 Fourth Street NW Albuquerque, NM 87114 (505) 898-3160
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BERTROCH -- BRYON D. January 31, 1956 February 18, 2012 Survived by his loving wife Mary. Sons, Derek, Andrew, and Adam. Sisters, Darla and Sandy, brother Gary. Brothers-in-law, Henry and David. Honorary Grandmother, Jean McCullough. Dads, Bill Stegemeier, and Paul Duggan. Estranged father, Delbert Bertroch. Many nieces and nephews, four great-nieces, and two great-nephews. Three grandchildren, Sheyanna, Gavin, and Mason, and many friends. Deebo went home, he wanted to go fishing with his mom Ruthie, sister Gail, and numerous friends. He will be missed, and in our hearts. May he be at piece with our Lord forever.
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BLOCK -- SHERRY LOGAN Happy Birthday Sweetheart Seventy five years ago, February 26, 1937, God sent an angel down from heaven, you were a beautiful blue eyed baby girl to brighten John and Dorothy Logan's lives. Fourteen years later you walked into my life, I said to myself that beautiful blue eyed girl is going to become my wife. So for two years by courting and wooing you, my wife to be you did agree. So when you turned 16, your parents I convinced let you become my wife. So for 53 years, on your birthday, my love for you I did show by gifts to you I did bestow. As I held your hand on that fateful day, July 13, 2006, your soul drifted away, back to heaven. So on this special day to let me soon be with you in heaven I do pray. I love and miss you more day by day. Your heartbroken husband, T.J.
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BOWEN -- G. RICHARD (DICK) Age 90, a resident of Albuquerque, NM, passed away peacefully on the 23rd of February, 2012. Greatly loved by his family, he is survived by his wife of 65 years, Jeannine Skinner Bowen; his three daughters and their spouses, Leslie Bowen and Dennis Bley of Oakton, VA, Betsy and Chris Greco of Albuquerque, NM, and Sarah and Jesus Garcia of Albuquerque, NM. He is also survived by his five granddaughters Katrina Ford (Tommy), Kallista Bley, Liza Bley, Jessica Benowitz (Michael), and Emma Whitehurst. Dick was born November 5, 1921, in Lorain, OH. He graduated as class president from Lorain High School in 1940. He received his Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Northwestern University in 1947. An avid athlete, Dick earned the spot of catcher for the Northwestern baseball team. He was a member of Gamma Beta Chapter of Sigma Nu fraternity. He proudly served as Lt (JG) in the U. S. Navy during WWII commanding an LCT in the Mediterranean. Dick obtained his CPA at the University of Illinois in 1951 and worked as an accountant primarily in the film and advertising industry. He served as treasurer on many boards including the Chicago Advertising Club and the United Methodist Church of Barrington, IL. Dick and Jeannine were long-time residents of Barrington, IL where they raised their girls and were active members of the community and of the United Methodist Church. They retired to Albuquerque in 1992. Dick had a love of golf, gardening, and travel. For friends who wish, memorial contributions may be made to Heartland Hospice Services, 4001 Indian School Road, Suite 300, Albuquerque, NM 87110 or The Alzheimer's Association, New Mexico Chapter, 9500 Montgomery Blvd. NE, Suite 121, Albuquerque, NM 87111. Condolences may be sent to the family at PO Box 21148, Albuquerque, NM 87154. Please visit our online guestbook for Richard at www.RememberTheirStory.com FRENCH 7121 Wyoming Blvd. NE (505) 823-9400
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BRANDON -- LAWRENCE was born April 7, 1946 and passed away February 23, 2012. A Memorial Service will be held Monday, February 27, 2012 at 2:00 PM at Princeton Place in Albuquerque, 500 Louisiana NE, followed by a reception. Please visit our online guest book for Lawrence at www.riversidefunerals.com. RIVERSIDE FUNERAL HOME OF ALBUQUERQUE 225 San Mateo Blvd. NE 505-764-9663
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BRANSFORD -- DORIS MAXINE Died February 22, 2012. She was preceded in death by husband, Richard; grandson, Steffen Memmer, both in 1989; granddaughters, Rosanna and Tiffany Bransford in 1997. She is survived by daughter, Cathy Chaffee, husband Ken; son, Kerry Bransford, wife Judy; grandson, Richard Memmer, wife Kimberly; granddaughters, Dawn Antonio, husband Rob and Kenda Perez, husband Michael; sisters, Betty Dailey of Helendale CA and Connie Roberts of Boise ID. She is survived by five great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. In-laws, Jack Bransford, wife Betty and Shirley Bransford, husband Bob Bransford, deceased. Cremation has taken place. To view information or leave a condolence, please visit: www.danielsfuneral.com Doris'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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BRISCOE -- FAYE 11/28/1919 - 02/09/2012 Age 92, Faye passed away peacefully at Kaseman Hospice following a recent fall. She was born in Lorena, TX to Mary and Edgar McIlhaney and lived on farms near Hagerman and Artesia as a child. Faye was preceded in death by husband Orlando, and her former daughter-in-law, Joyce Briscoe. Survivors include her son John, and daughter-in-law, Anita Briscoe. Faye, a housewife and a "Rosie The Riveter" from WWII, lived in the Artesia and Loco Hills, NM area all her life until she moved to Albuquerque following her husband's death 10 years ago. Per Faye's request, memorial contributions may be made to The Assurance Home for Abused Children, 1000 E. 18th, Roswell, NM 88201. A memorial will be held at a later date. To view information or leave a condolence, please visit www.danielsfuneral.com Faye'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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CALDWELL -- BARBARA JEAN SEPT. 17,1951 - FEB. 26,2005 It has been seven years since GOD took you away from us, not a day goes by that you do not cross our minds. It seems like it has been forever since we last saw you but we know that you are always looking down on us and are forever in our hearts. We miss you more than words can say and wish you were still here, but we know that you are resting in peace and not suffering anymore. Until the day comes that we all meet again we remember the times we shared and the love you gave each one of us. We love and miss you mom. You are our angel in heaven watching over us. Love your husband Johnny Jr., daughters Andrea and Cynthia, grandchildren and great-grandchildren
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CARPENTER -- GLORIA D. Age 79 of Gallup, was called to be with her husband on February 22, 2012. She was born November 29, 1932 in Commerce, OK to Jess C. Marlow and Ethel B. Dial. She moved to Albuquerque, NM at the age of six, later graduating from Albuquerque High. She remained in Albuquerque until she met and married her husband, Luther Carpenter Jr. on October 4, 1957. They moved to Gallup, NM and began their family. They were the proud parents of Steven L. Carpenter of Albuquerque, Nancy G. Gomez and her husband Sam, Donna S. Casias and her husband Raymond, and Linda J. Guldy, all of Gallup. Their family grew to include grandchildren, Elizabeth A. (Gomez) Juarez, Samantha J. Gomez and Crystal D. Casias of Gallup, Charley B. Carpenter, Angela D. (Carpenter) Gianes, Jodie E. (Carpenter) MacPhee and her husband Joey, and Tiffany L. Carpenter, all of Albuquerque. Great-grandchildren include Camryn R. Juarez and Mateo A. Juarez of Gallup, Brandyn J. MacPhee, Tylor E. MacPhee, Kearstyn E. MacPhee, and Jade A. Gianes, all of Albuquerque. Gloria devoted her life to her family. She always looked forward to her craft shows, reading and puzzles. She will be deeply missed by her dog, Cricket, and all those who knew and loved her. Survivors also include her brother, J.C. Marlow of Rio Rancho, NM; sisters Betty Miller and her husband Eddie of Rio Rancho, NM; Shirley Enwiller and her husband Joe of Chula Vista, CA; and Sharon Ridgeway of Shellyville, IN. A memorial service will be held Monday, February 27, 2012 at 2:00 pm at Rollie Mortuary in Gallup. A reception will be held immediately following the service at the family home.
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CEPELAK -- LINDA DIANE Age 64, died February 22, 2012 of metastatic breast cancer. She was born in Niagara Falls, NY; she lived in Rio Rancho; and worked for the Albuquerque Public School System until retiring in 2010. Linda is survived by her children: Adam and Brenna Cepelak; brother, Rik Jamieson; and granddaughter, Sloane Cepelak. A Life Celebration will be held on Saturday, April 14, 2012 at 1:00 p.m. in the Reflection of Life Chapel (Washington & Cutler NE.) 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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CHAVEZ -- CORA A. Cora went to be with the Lord on Saturday, February 25, 2012. She is survived by her spouse: Jimmy Marino Chavez; sons: Leroy (Linda) Chavez and Tony (Connie) Chavez; daughters: Darlene Tafoya, and Yolanda (Bruce) Baumgartner; five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Pallbearers will be Gilbert Benton, Billy D. Lopez, Bruce Baumgartner, Pres Tafoya, Brendon Farrell and Prescott Carmody. She loved listening to music and reading romance novels. She also loved the color red. All services are pending. Please visit Cora'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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CLAIBORN -- JOHNATHAN DAVID The family of Johnathan David Claiborn thank their many friends and relatives whose sympathy and thoughtfulness will always be remembered and deeply appreciated. Please visit Johnathan's online guest register at: www.riversidefunerals.com RIVERSIDE FUNERAL HOME OF ALBUQUERQUE 225 San Mateo Blvd. NE 505-764-9663
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CLARK -- TERESA G. Loving wife of 59 years to David W. Clark, passed away into the Lord's arms on Friday, February 17, 2012 at the age of 76. In addition to her husband she is survived by her daughters, Linda Barron, Marie Currie, Jeannette Denison and husband Brett; grandchildren, Justin Barron, Brandon Barron, Kellie Currie, Travis Currie and fiance Jana Wright, Desiree Denison, Jordane Denison;great-granddaughter, Taylor Currie; her "Nino", Frank Garcia; as well as numerous brothers, sisters, other family members and friends who love and will miss her. Services will be held at St. Bernadette Catholic Church, 11401 Indian School Rd NE. A Rosary will be recited on Monday, February 27, 2012 at 6:30 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Tuesday, February 28, 2012 at 1:30 p.m. Arrangements by Direct Funeral Services, 2919 4th ST. NW ABQ. 505-343-8008.
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COLBY -- ROBERT Our much loved Robert Colby passed away on Wednesday, February 8, 2012. It is no surprise to any who knew him that in dying he showed the same grace, gentleness, brilliance, and humor that he had shown throughout his wonderful life. Rob will be dearly remembered by all of the many, many people whose lives he touched so deeply. He was a forensic psychologist and private-practice psychotherapist for many years, a poet and constant writer, a performance artist, and a person completely creative in his life. Robert Edward Colby was born in Albuquerque on October 8, 1948, to Ed and Anita Colby. He was preceded in death by his parents. He is survived by his wife, Isabel Boldizsar. Also, he is survived by his brother, Raggio Colby and his wife Myra and family of Denver, Colorado. He leaves behind many cousins from the historic New Mexico Seligman family, and many, many friends. Rob recently described himself as follows: "Avocations: amateur essayist; professional poet (lifetime income from poetry: $75); unpublished novelist; deltiologist (postcard collector); and, of course, perpetual traveler." Robert had an encyclopedic memory, a vast store of knowledge, and his stories were amazingly timely and profound. He was an extremely whimsical person who brought great joy to his many friends. His gifts to us in his time here on Earth were without measure. He was beautiful in every way. There will be a memorial service on Saturday, March 3rd at 1:30 P.M. at the Center for Spiritual Living, 2801 Louisiana N.E.
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CORDOVA BASILIA (BEA) The family wishes to thank their family and friends for their kind expressions of sympathy during their time of grief. -- CORDOVA BASILIA (BEA) The family wishes to thank their family and friends for their kind expressions of sympathy during their time of grief.
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COREY -- RUTH EVELYN was called to our Lord on February 22, 2012, in Midland, Texas following a lengthy illness. She was born in Winfield, Iowa on June 2, 1913 to Rev. J. C. and Emily Fitzwater Currie. She graduated from Tarkio College, Tarkio, Missouri in 1933. As a missionary in Assiut, Egypt, she taught at the Presley Memorial Institute. Ruth returned to the U.S. when WWII began. After training at Chanute Field Army Air Base, she served as an instructor in the operation and maintenance of flight instruments, first for the U.S. Army Air Corp and then for the Brazilian Air Corp in Sao Paulo, Brazil. At the end of WWII, Ruth returned to the States for graduate study in the Psychology Department at the University of Iowa where she met Lt. Paul F. Corey, a veteran of the war in the Pacific who was studying law at the Law of Commons. Ruth and Paul were married June 4th, 1949 and made their home in Albuquerque. Ruth earned a Masters Degree in Education at the University of New Mexico and taught first grade at Bel Air Elementary School until her retirement. She was preceded in death by her parents, her brothers, Clyde and Paul Currie, and by her husband of 30 years. She is survived by her three children: Dr. Jean P. Corey and husband, Thomas Anderson of Tucumcari, NM; Ellen R. Vaughn and husband, Richard of Fort Sumner, NM; and Fred C. Corey and wife, Deborah of Midland, TX. She is also survived by her grandchildren: Paul F. Corey and fiancee, Nicole Carver of Dallas, TX; Daniel W. Corey and wife, Monica of Midland, TX; and Amy Vaughan of Stillwater, OK. The family suggests memorials to Menaul School in Albuquerque, NM. Arrangements are under the direction of Ellis Funeral Home. Condolences may be placed at: www.ellisfunerals.com. flA memorial service is pending at Immanuel Presbyterian Church in Albuquerque.
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DAMON -- EDWARD G. A longtime resident of Albuquerque, died on his 85th birthday, February 21, 2012. He is survived by his sister, June Keyworth Bolack of Alamogordo, NM; his daughter, Georgia Carrion and husband, John of Bonney Lake, WA; his son Ernest Damon and wife, Regina of Albuquerque, NM; six grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. In lieu of services please visit our online guestbook for Ed at www.RememberTheirStory.com to read Ed's full obituary with biography. FRENCH 7121 Wyoming Blvd. NE (505) 823-9400
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DE LA FUENTE -- ROSIE F. A lifelong resident of Albuquerque, NM, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Friday, February 17th 2012 at the age of 73. A devoted wife, mother, grandmother and friend to many, Rosie lived life fully and completely while her strength, humor, patience and humility. She was admired by all who knew her. Rosie is survived by her devoted husband Moses; her daughter, Alesia; her daughter-in-law, Nora Montoya and her husband Robert; her grandchildren, Rick Ramirez and his wife Christina, Michelle Gutierrez and her husband Elias, and Garrick De La Fuente; her great-grandchildren, Marissa Ramirez and Thalia Gutierrez. Rosie also leaves countless nephews, nieces and friends who loved and will miss her greatly. She was preceded in death by her parents, Fernandez and Frances (Kika) Sedillo; her sons, Gabriel De La Fuente and Michael De La Fuente; her brothers, Fredrick Sedillo, Gilbert Sedillo, Martin Sedillo and her sister Agnes Sedillo. The Funeral Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at San Jose de Duranes Mission Church, 2110 Los Luceros Rd NW ABQ., NM 87104, on Tuesday, February 28, 2012 at 11:30 am. The burial will take place immediately following the Mass at San Jose de Armijo Cemetery. 2957 Arenal Rd SW. (Coors and Arenal Rd. SW.) Albuquerque, NM 87121. Arrangements by Direct Funeral Services, 2919 4th ST. NW. ABQ. 505-343-8008
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DORCAS -- HOWARD F. In loving Memory 5-5-35 - 2-22-02 Ten years since you went away, ten long years of missing you. Nine little great-grandchildren that never got to know you, Introducing Caleb, Levi, Hattie, Clarissa, Alias, Zayden, Brooklyn, Lilly and Julie, You will live on in all of us that love you, you will never be forgotten. Till we meet again my love, my everthing, Your Family.
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EXTON -- HALLIE P. Age 92, passed away Friday, February 24, 2012. To view information or leave a condolence, please visit www.danielsfuneral.com Hallie's care has been entrusted to: Daniels Family Funeral Services 2400 Southern Blvd Rio Rancho, New Mexico, 87124 505-891-9192
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FISHER -- MILDRED W. Age 91, passed away February 21, 2012. Preceded in death by her parents, Benjamin and Lillian White; her sisters, Helen Peterson, Barbara Roland; niece, Tina Griner. Loving mother of Kenneth and daughter-in-law Patricia Fisher. Beloved aunt of Donna Mae Scott, Bobby Peterson, Tommy Roland, Karen Gaulin and Susan Kostelnik. The family wishes to thank Dr. Suzanne Pinon, Elite Sr. Care (Whitney House) Amber Care Hospice for their care and support. Services will be held at Fort Lincoln Cemetery in Washington DC. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made in Millie's honor to the Alzheimer's Association. To view information or leave a condolence, please visit: www.danielsfuneral.com Mildred's care entrusted to: Daniels Family Funeral Services 7601 Wyoming Blvd NE Albuquerque, NM, 87109 505-821-0010
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FLOERSHEIMER -- GILDA Age 87, passed away in Albuquerque, NM on February 20, 2012. Gilda was born in Brooklyn, New York on April 30, 1924, to James and Bertha Sternburg. She was a graduate of City College "Downtown" in New York City with a degree in Business Administration, focusing on International Trade. She was a member of the honor society, Beta Gamma Sigma. In 1946 Gilda married her college love Bertram Goodman, deceased in 1966. Gilda worked as a stock broker for over 20 years and was one of the first women present on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. In 1973 she was happily married to Albert Floersheimer, who died in 1980. After being widowed, she retired to Albuquerque in 1981, and was active as a docent of the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center, where she served on the board. Following this, she volunteered at the Unicef store in Old Town and served in various other volunteer roles over the years. She was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, aunt, cousin, and friend. She is survived by her daughters and sons-in-law: Ami and Martin Peterson of Albuquerque, and Adrienne and Dan Corti of Missoula, Montana; as well as her grandsons, Ben and Nick Peterson, and Jay Corti. In lieu of flowers, a contribution in Gilda's memory may be made to Roadrunner Food Bank at 5840 Office Blvd, NE; Albuquerque, NM 87109. A memorial is being planned.
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GARCIA -- DAVID O. In Memory Of Oct. 20, 1935 - Feb. 26, 2002 Ten years have past since God has taken you from me, knowing that you had suffered enough here on earth. My only wish was that we could have grown older together. When you left me, my heart was broken, but many happy memories and your love for me has been my guide for these last ten years. Even though I cannot see you, you are always by my side. Our family chain is broken, but when God calls me, we will be together again. I miss you and the children miss you and talk about you as the perfect father (papa) and husband. We want to let you know that part of all of us went with you. Love you always, Julie (wife), seven children, 15 grandchildren, and 11 great-grandchildren
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GATES -- ELIZABETH "LIZ" Passed away February 24, 2012. She was born to Archie and Clara Dionne in Worcester, MA on February 5, 1923. She married Richard Gates, Sr. May 16, 1943. She and Dick moved to Albuquerque in the late 40's to raise their four children. Liz was a homemaker as well as a saleslady at Woolworths and Dillards. She loved dancing and listening to Frank Sinatra. She also loved trips to Las Vegas, NV with Dick and their many friends. She had a special friendship with their neighbors and friends Jean and Tom Garcia, Esther and Andy Sanchez, Ted and Edna Niforos, and Sue and Frank Sacco. She was preceded in death by her husband Dick Gates; her son, Rick Gates; her sister Edie Fancy; and her brothers-in-law Bob Gates and Ned Gattas. She is survived by her daughter Betty Doxey; her son Jim Gates (Margaret); her daughter Pearly Gates; her brothers Archie and Ernie Dionne and their families; her grandchildren Angie Crosby (George), Sandi Hamilton (Daniel), Kim Blea (JJ), Richard Doxey, Meghan Gates, Becky Gates (Eric), Charlie Gates (Jody); Julie Huerta (Mark) and CJ Vanderlip; her daughters-in-law Lynn Gates and Virginia Lenberg (Greg); her sister-in-law Adele Gattas; 14 greatgrandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. We would like to thank Liz's neighbors Claudia and Tom Moppert and their daughters who so lovingly visited Liz weekly and provided many hours of fun and relaxation for her. We also want to acknowledge the caring staff of Total Community Care and Casa San Pablo who watched over Liz the last few years.In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to Total Community Care, 9904 Las Lomas NE, 87102, Attn: Finance Dept., Casa San Pablo 1509 San Pablo NE, 87110 or Alzheimer Association of NM, 9500 Montgomery Blvd NE, 87111. A Life Celebration for Elizabeth will be held on Tuesday, February 28, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. in the Reflection of Life Chapel (Washington & Cutler NE.) Please visit Elizabeth'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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GONZALES -- RAYLYNN RENEE Age 16, was born on June 26, 1995 and raised in Albuquerque, NM. She was given her wings to fly home to God on Thursday, February 23, 2012 in her home surrounded by her family and friends.. RayLynn lived a full and joyous life, despite the disease she carried every day. She was a loving and caring child that opened her arms and heart to everyone. RayLynn is preceded in death by her sister, Savannah Montoya, her grandpa, Louie Benavidez, her great grandma Helen T. Gonzales, great grandpa, Jose M. Baldonado, great grandparents, Delfino and Lucy Saiz and her best friend, Judy Krivanek. RayLynn is survived in life by her loving parents, Daniel and Jennifer Gonzales, her siblings, Andrew, Isaiah and Alyssa Gonzales, her father Anthony Benavidez, grandparents Danny and Luci Gonzales, grandparents, Frank and Susie Saiz, grandmother, Patricia Benavidez, great grandmother, Betty Baldonado, great grandparents, Eusebio and Erlinda Montoya and a large number of aunts, uncles and cousins and an immeasurable amount of friends. A Rosary and communion service will be held at 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday, February 28, 2012 at St. Frances Xavier, 820 Broadway, SE, Albuquerque, NM. Funeral Services will be held at The Believers Center, 320 Waterfall Drive, SE, Albuquerque, NM on February 29, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. with burial to follow at Mt. Calvary Cemetery. Pallbearers for RayLynn will be, Danny Gonzales, Sr., Andrew Gonzales, David Saiz, Richard Ortiz, Jacob Edwell and Raymond Montoya. Honorary Pallbearers are Carlos Perez and Donovan Marquez. A reception will be held following the interment at Wool Warehouse, 518 First Street, NW. The family is requesting all attendees of both services to wear her favorite color, purple. There is an account established in RayLynn's name at the New Mexico Educators Federal Credit Union for any cash donations. A special thank you to Mary Frances Brown for being an excellent, caring, loving, caregiver to RayLynn for the last few years. God Bless Everyone that RayLynn loves and who loves RayLynn. Mama and Daddy love you baby girl. To view information or leave a condolence, please visit www.danielsfuneral.com RayLynn's care has been entrusted to: Daniels Family Funeral Services 3113 Carlisle Blvd NE Albuquerque, New Mexico, 87110 505-884-1188
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GRIEGO -- SANTIAGO (JIMMY) The Griego/Vigil family would like to thank all of their family, friends, and neighbors who helped care for Santiago; to all of the medical staff at Total Community Care, to the Aphea Staff; to the staff at Our Lady of the Most Holy Rosary Catholic Church; and to the staff at Gabaldon Mortuary.
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GROSS -- FRED A. JR. Age 88, passed away on February 17, 2012, of natural causes. He was born in Fulton, Missouri, on April 2, 1923. He was a resident of White Rock, NM, since May 1978. Prior to that he lived in Albuquerque, NM, and many other cities during his military career. He was preceded by his wife of 64 years, Susan Kist Gross. He is survived by daughters Joyce G. Freiwald and Cheryl A. Boone of Albuquerque, NM; Narra S. Tsiagkouris of Los Alamos, NM; son Fred A. Gross lll of Santa Fe, NM; sister Helen Marie Sisler of Tulsa, OK; ten grandchildren and six great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his brother John H. Gross of Rockport, TX. Fred was an honor high school graduate in Fulton, Missouri, where he also starred as an All-Conference and All-State football player and captained the debate team. He studied chemistry at Westminster College, Fulton, Missouri. After World War II, he completed the Bachelor and Master of Science Degrees in Physics at the University of Wisconsin and has completed additional work at the University of New Mexico and the Industrial College of the Armed Forces. Fred joined the U.S. Army Air Corps in 1942 and retired from the U.S. Air Force as a Lieutenant Colonel in 1963 serving as a navigator, instructor, post engineer, and nuclear weapons research and development officer. He served with the B-24 Heavy Bombers in Italy during World War II and with the B-29 Heavy bombers in Okinawa, England, and Kansas. His decorations included the Distinguished Flying Cross, the Air Medal with five Oak Leaf Clusters, the Presidential Unit Citation with one Oak Leaf cluster, American Campaign Medal, European-African-Middle East Campaign Medal, World War II Victory Medal, Air Force Commendation Medal, and Air Force Longevity Service Award with four Oak Leaf Clusters. After retiring from the Air Force, he spent four years with Sandia Corporation as a staff member and supervisor, nine years as Vice President of NDRC, Inc., and two years as Associate and Interim Director of the Western Interstate Energy Board/WINB in Denver, Co. He retired from Los Alamos National Laboratory in 1988 after serving as group leader in the Budget Division and as an analyst in the Engineering and Analysis Division. In 1968 he was appointed to fill an unexpired term in the New Mexico State Senate and was re-elected in 1970 and 1972. He served on the Finance, Rules, Conservation, and Education Committees; the Land Use Advisory Council; the Legislative Interim Energy Committee and the Energy Task Force of the National Conference of State Legislatures. Active in conservation work in the legislature and through the New Mexico and Colorado Wildlife Federations, Fred was also active in the Boy and Girl Scouts for over 50 years. He served as Cubmaster, Scoutmaster, Explorer Advisor, and as a member of the Executive Council of the Great Southwest Council. He completed Woodbadge training and was awarded the Vigil Honor in the Order of the Arrow. He received the Silver Beaver Award from the Boy Scouts. He also was Chairman of the Finance Committee of the Sangre de Cristo Girl Scout Council. As a life member of the National Wildlife Federation, he served as Vice President, as a member of the Board of Directors, and on the Executive Committee. Fred also served on the Board of Trustees of the Thorne Ecological Institute, as Vice Chairman of the Los Alamos County Planning and Zoning Commission, and on the Board of Directors of the Rocky Mountain Center of Environment. Fred was the Vice Chairman of the Los Alamos County Planning and Zoning Commission. He served as Chairman of the Los Alamos County Public Utility Board. During Fred's service in this position, Los Alamos County purchased the electrical and gas distribution systems from the Public Service Company of New Mexico, and issued $110 million in bonds to finance both the expansion of the Utility Department and the construction of two hydroelectric plants on the Chama River. Fred was President and a board member of the Los Alamos Sportsmen's Club. He served as Director, Vice-President, and President of the Roadrunner Chapter of the Retired Officers Association. He was a life member of the New Mexico, National Rifle Association. Fred was also a member of the 455th Bomb Group, (the group he flew with during World War II.) Fred and his wife Susan were active with the Los Alamos Hospital Auxiliary for many years. He served as president and volunteered on many different committees. Fred was a member of the White Rock United Methodist Church, where he served as chairman of the Finance Committee, the Board of Trustees and the Permanent Endowment Fund. For the last two years, Fred resided in Santa Fe, NM, where he was a member of St. John's United Methodist Church of Santa Fe. Memorial services will be conducted at White Rock United Methodist Church in White Rock, NM on Monday, February 27, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. A private interment service will be at the Santa Fe National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the White Rock United Methodist Church Permanent Endowment Fund, the Los Alamos Hospital Auxiliary or the Lewy Body Dementia Association. Berardinelli Family Funeral Service 1399 Luisa St Santa Fe, NM 87505 (505) 984-8600 Please sign our guestbook online at www.berardinellifuneralhome.com
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GUERRANT -- WILLIAM BARNETT Age 89, died peacefully in his sleep on Sunday, February 19, 2012. Mr. Guerrant was born in Danville, KY. He served his country honorably in the US Air Force from 1942 until 1945 as a bomber pilot with the B-26 Marauders in the European Theatre. He attended Austin College in Sherman, TX, graduating in 1946. He earned his Ph.D. in organic chemistry from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, in 1949. After working a few years as a chemist in industry, he became a Full Professor at Austin College. During his years at Austin College, he was awarded a National Science Foundation grant for 1961-1962. During that period he studied at Imperial College, University of London, under Professor D.H.R. Bardeen. In 1968, he went to Texas Tech University as a Full Professor and taught there until 1984. After retiring from Texas Tech, he served as a volunteer Professor of Chemistry at Tunghai University, Taiwan until 1986 under the auspices of the United Board for Higher Christian Education in Asia. From 1986-1988 he served in the same capacity at Hong Kong Baptist College in Hong Kong. William is survived by his wife, Mary Thorington Guerrant; his son, Will Guerrant and wife, Theresa; and two granddaughters, Stephanie Michelle and Lauren Marie Guerrant. Suggested donations to honor Dr. Guerrant are: Austin College, 900 N. Grand Ave., Sherman, TX 75090-4400, or NM Boys and Girls Ranches, 6209 Hendrix Rd NE, Albuquerque, NM 87109. A Memorial Service will take place Saturday, March 10, 2012, 2:00 p.m., at St. Thomas of Canterbury Episcopal Church, 425 University Blvd NE. Please visit our online guest book for William at: www.RememberTheirStory.com FRENCH 10500 Lomas Blvd NE 505-275-3500
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GUTIERREZ -- MARTIN "MARTY" JEROME Beloved son, brother, husband, father and friend, passed away peacefully in his home Sunday, February 19, 2012 at the age of 47. He is survived by his wife Regina; children, Benjamin (Amanda), Neysa, Martin and Selena. Marty was born to Elizario and Cecelia Gutierrez on December 22, 1964 in Albuquerque, New Mexico. He is also survived by his mother Cecelia Gutierrez; five siblings, Gloria Madrid and husband Efraim from Albuquerque, Ricky Gutierrez and wife Del from Albuquerque, Cindy Gutierrez and husband Simon from Albuquerque, Christine Minns and husband Jim from Estancia, Raymond "Tony" Gutierrez and wife Debbie from Estancia; and many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and many, many friends. Martin was preceded in death by his father Elizario Gutierrez. Marty graduated from Highland High School and then went to the army. He loved the outdoors, camping, boating, fishing, camp fires, and etc. Whether they lost or won, Marty was a faithful Dallas Cowboys fan. When you say man's best friend, that's how Marty treated all his animals. He also loved being with his family and friends and his cul-de-sac crew Chief, Little Man, Johnny 4 Pac and Dimples having a good time listening to his oldies blaring on the radio next to the bon fire. A viewing will be held at Salazar and Son Mortuary on Sunday February 26, 2012 at 5:00 p.m. and a Rosary will follow at 6:00 p.m. and there will be a Mass on Monday, February 27, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. also at Salazar and Sons Mortuary. Services have been entrusted to Salazar & Sons Mortuary 400 3rd Street SW www.salazarandsonsmortuary.com
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HERRERA -- ADELAIDO J. In Loving Memory of Adelaido J. Herrera Sept 13, 1939 - Feb 26, 2010 It's been two years since you left us, what we wouldn't do to have you here. Not a day goes by that we don't think of you, all we have are memories of you. It's not the same without you here we miss you lots. Lisa, Leonor and all your family and friends. Salazar & Sons Mortuary 400 3rd St. SW Albuquerque, NM 87102
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HICKEY -- HOWARD (WARD) JAMES JR. HICKEY, HOWARD (WARD) JAMES JR. Age 76, of Holyoke, MA passed away February 22, 2012 peacefully at his home in Albuquerque, NM after a long battle with cancer. During his final days, Howard was surrounded and lovingly cared for by his 5 children. Born in Holyoke, MA, the son of the late Howard and Margaret (Dineen) Hickey, He graduated from Fairfield University (Fairfield, CT) after an honorable term in The United States Marine Corp. He enjoyed a long successful career in finance and banking which led him on many travels. After retiring from banking he fulfilled a lifelong dream of teaching. He was honored as a Teaching Professor and a New Mexico Banker's Endowed Fellow at The University of New Mexico's Anderson School of Management. Howard is survived by his sister Mary Ann Fuette of Pennsylvania, his five children, Tara Hickey of Corona del Mar, CA, Howard III (Ward) and Debbie Hickey of Phoenix, AZ, Shauna Hickey of Holyoke, MA, Erika and Jason Doss of Hobe Sound, FL and Dana Hickey of Tulsa, OK and his four grandchildren, Bailey Rich, Howard (Chip) Hickey IV, Erika Hickey and Emerson Doss. A memorial service will be held at French - Lomas Chapel, on Monday, February 27th at 4:00 p.m. in Albuquerque, NM. A funeral service and mass will be held in Holyoke, MA on Saturday, March 3rd at 10:00am at Blessed Sacrament Church. Burial will follow at St. Jerome's Cemetery where Howard will be laid to rest with his parents. Please visit our online guestbook for Howard at www.RememberTheirStory.com FRENCH 10500 Lomas Blvd NE (505) 275-3500
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JONES -- WILLIAM KELLIS (10/30/1953 - 2/20/12) Passed away in the comfort of his home with his children and wife at his side. Kellis was a civil engineer and impacted many projects in the Albuquerque area. He is survived by his wife Edita Jones; and his three children Will Jones, Gary Jones, and Sciobahn Davis. Those who wish to express their condolences or share a story, services will be held Sunday, February 26, 2012 at 2:00 p.m., Riverside Funeral Home, 225 San Mateo NE Albuquerque, NM 87108. A gathering after the service will be held at Gary and Shelby Jones' residence to share memories.
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KNOX -- CATHERINE Age 88 years, beloved mother of Mary (Clayton) Knox, passed away on Monday, February 20, 2012. She was preceded in death by her husband of 38 years, Robert Knox; and her brothers, William (Rose) Schwan, Dugan (Anne) Schwan, and James (Eleanor) Schwan of PA. Catherine was a resident of Albuquerque, NM for 50 years, where she was an early founder and member of the Irish Society, a participant in the Bookmarks book club, as well as joining the early morning swimmers. She retired as a medical technician from the Veterans Hospital and volunteered with the All Faiths Auxiliary and at the Senior Law Office. She will be remembered at Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church on Sunday, February 26, 2012 at the 12:00 p.m. mass and on Friday, March 2, 2012 at the 8:15 a.m. Mass. After cremation, she will be at rest with Robert Knox in PA. In lieu of flowers, please make memorial contributions in her name to Presbyterian Hospice, P.O. Box 26666, Albuquerque 87125, or the Animal Humane Society of New Mexico, 615 Virginia St NE, Albuquerque 87108. Please visit our online guest book for Catherine at www.RememberTheirStory.com. FRENCH 10500 Lomas Blvd NE 505-275-3500
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KYRLACH -- ROBERT EUGENE IN MEMORY OF ROBERT EUGENE KYRLACH February 12, 1922 to February 23, 2012 Robert Eugene Kyrlach succumbed following his 90th birthday and after a brief illness. His lifelong companion and friend, Jean Kyrlach, and their four children Richard Kyrlach, Mona Pilgrim, Margot Kyrlach, and Millie Leahy, eight grandchildren, and six great-grandchildren survive him. Robert Kyrlach was a loved and respected science teacher at Highland High School and Sandia High School within the Albuquerque Public School District, a noteworthy career that spanned over 40 years. As an aside, many of his more faithful students knew him as the "wizard". He and Jean had moved to Albuquerque from Akron, Ohio in 1949, initially owning a small business in Albuquerque and later joining the School District. Robert ("Bob") was the founder of the Albuquerque Astronomical Society in the 1950's, which became one of the largest amateur astronomy associations in the country. Among his many interests and activities, Bob was often helpful in encouraging and assisting others in building their own telescopes with which to explore the heavens. Bob's interest and dedication to the sciences, and particularly to astronomy won him the respect and admiration of students and friends alike. Bob was always dedicated to and energized by outdoor activities and participated vigorously in rock and mountain climbing, bicycling, kayaking, and hiking, often in distant and challenging terrains. (Bob was also a member of the New Mexico Mountain Club and the Albuquerque Mountain Rescue Council.) This man of determination continued many of these strenuous activities well into his senior years. He was not one to shy from challenge. In many respects, Robert was truly a "Renaissance Man". He was an active member of the Albuquerque Civic Light Opera as both a performer and hearty supporter. Robert Kyrlach will be remembered and he will be missed. Cremation has taken place and a memorial service will be held on top of Sandia Crest on Friday, October 12, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. Please visit our online guest book for Bob at www.RememberTheirStory.com. FRENCH 1111 University Blvd NE 505-843-6333
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LANGENWALTER -- DANIEL ALLEN Was born on September 10, 1946 and passed away February 19, 2012. RIVERSIDE FUNERAL HOME OF ALBUQUERQUE 225 San Mateo Blvd. NE 505-764-9663
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LARA -- CHERYL DENISE The family of Cheryl Denise Lara thanks their many friends and relatives whose sympathy and thoughtfulness will always be remembered and deeply appreciated. Please visit Cheryl's online guest register at: www.riversidefunerals.com. RIVERSIDE FUNERAL HOME OF ALBUQUERQUE 225 San Mateo Blvd. NE 505-764-9663
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LEDBETTER -- ROSE SALAZAR The family of Rose Salazar Ledbetter thanks their many friends and relatives whose sympathy and thoughtfulness will always be remembered and deeply appreciated. Please visit Rose's online guest register at: www.riversidefunerals.com RIVERSIDE FUNERAL HOME OF ALBUQUERQUE 225 San Mateo Blvd. NE 505-764-9663
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LEDERER -- JOHN MARTIN Age 81, passed away Tuesday, February 21, 2012. To view information or leave a condolence, please visit www.danielsfuneral.com John's care has been entrusted to: Daniels Family Funeral Services 4310 Sara Road SE Rio Rancho, New Mexico 87124 505-892-9920
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LITTLE -- DONALD RICHARD The family of Donald Richard Little would like to thank everyone for their kindness after the loss of Donald Little on 1/21/12. Your prayers, calls, visits at the hospital, attendance at the memorials, flowers, cards and warm hugs made things easier for our family. We especially appreciate the years of friendship, laughter and fond memories shared with Donald.
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LUCERO -- RICARDO L. "We noticed how beautiful the sky was the other day, and we realized it's because you're up there." It's been 5 years since you went to heaven. Not a day goes by that we don't think about you. You touched so many lives,you will never be forgotten. We love you with all our hearts. Magi, Celestina, Simone, Nicole, Gabriella, Nathan, Timmy, Shanda and Reisha
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LUCERO -- SABINO M. "SAB" The family wishes to thank Father Charles Daugherty and the entire John XX111 Catholic community, pallbearers, our dear family and friends. Thank you for your love, cards, food and prayers during this difficult time.
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MANN -- ROBERT HAROLD 91, a resident of Albuquerque, died Friday, February 24, 2012. He is survived by daughters Barbara "Jeanne" Flores and husband, Paul; Ramona Mann and Pamela Trombetti all of Albuquerque, NM; five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren Robert was preceded in death by his wife, Eva Lou. Robert served his country proudly during WWII for the United States Army under General Patton's leadership. He was a member of Grace Baptist Chapel. Robert was an avid fisherman and elite solitaire player. Services will be held on Tuesday, February 28, 2012, at 11:00a.m., at French - Lomas, with Pastor Curtis Brown officiating. Interment will take place at Sunset Memorial Park. Please visit our online guest book for Robert at www.RememberTheirStory.com. FRENCH 10500 Lomas Blvd NE 505-275-3500
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MARINO -- SARAH YVONNE Was born on March 31, 1952 and passed away February 19, 2012. Please visit Sarah's online guest register at: www.riversidefunerals.com RIVERSIDE FUNERAL HOME OF ALBUQUERQUE 225 San Mateo Blvd. NE 505-764-9663
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MARTINEZ -- THERESA R. (PADILLA) 10/19/61 - 2/8/12 The family of Theresa Martinez extends a heartfelt thank you for the outpouring of support during our recent loss. Though a simple "Thank You" seems somewhat inadequate (and there are so many to thank), please know that every card, word, thought, prayer and action is greatly appreciated and has helped us as we go through this most difficult time. Thank you to all who donated to support Robbie's education fund to help him in the future. A special thank you to Pastor Walquist, the Ladies Aid and so many others at Immanuel Lutheran Church and Reflections Funeral Services for all you did to comfort us and to make Theresa's memorial a celebration of her life. Our Lord blessed Theresa with a loving family and countless friends, extending beyond what many knew, and we were blessed to have had her in our lives. She will have a special place in all our hearts and will live forever in our memories.
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MCCLOUD -- ELGIE B. "JENA" The family of Elgie B. "Jena" McCloud thanks their many friends and relatives whose sympathy and thoughtfulness will always be remembered and deeply appreciated. Please visit Elgie's online guest register at: www.riversidefunerals.com. RIVERSIDE FUNERAL HOME OF ALBUQUERQUE 225 San Mateo Blvd. NE 505-764-9663
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MCCORD -- CARLA LOU Loving wife and mother, died peacefully on February 19, 2012, in San Mateo, California. Carla, 81, was preceded in death by her husband of 37 years, William A. McCord, and daughter, Karen L. McCord. She was born on October 9, 1930 in Las Animas, Colorado, to Frank and Iris Hardy. Carla lived a rich and full life, loved the outdoors and caring for her family. She will be forever loved, and dearly missed. Her spirit will continue to live on in all of us. She is survived by three children, Julie Gannam (Greg), of San Mateo, CA, Janet Rowland (Robert) of Tucson, AZ, and Andrew McCord, of Eagle, CO; grandchildren, Andrew Gannam (Kari) and Rachael Rowland; and sister, Suzie McCartney of Santa Rosa, CA. She will be laid to rest with her husband, William A. McCord, at Santa Fe National Cemetery. A private memorial service will be held at Alumni Chapel at the University of New Mexico. 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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METZ -- MAXINE D. Maxine died early Sunday, February 19, 2012, only three weeks before her eighty fifth birthday. She was born in 1927 in Texarkana, Texas, and moved to Albuquerque with her son, David, in 1946. Maxine had also lived in Los Alamos and was the Sandia Corporation Receptionist in Building 800 from 1955 to 1966. She was married to Elwood Metz who died in 1959 and to Claude Hempen, who died in 1996. Maxine is survived by her son, David Metz, daughter-in-law, Mary Metz, and also locally by nephew, Michael McCollum, and by several nieces and nephews in other states. A memorial service is TBA, and will be held at the home of David Metz in March. Please contact dmetz25@comcast.net for details. To view information or leave a condolence, please visit: www.danielsfuneral.com Maxine's care entrusted to: Daniels Family Funeral Services 7601 Wyoming Blvd NE Albuquerque, New Mexico, 87109 505-821-0010
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MONTANO -- REBECCA The family of Rebecca Montano would like to thank all their relatives and friends for your kindness and sympathy at a time when it was greatly appreciated. Services entrusted to Salazar & Sons Mortuary 400 3rd Street SW Albuquerque, NM 87102 505-247-4124 www.salazarandsonsmortuary.com
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MONTEVERDI -- FRANCIS J. Age 87 years old, passed away on February 22, 2012. Francis was born in Hollis, New York, on October 21, 1924 to Francis and Gertrude Monteverdi. He is survived by his wife of 30 years Ruth Monteverdi; son, Peter and his wife, Katherine; grandchildren, Andrew and Sarah; twin brother, John Monteverdi; nieces, Gina and husband, James Donaldson; Sheila and husband, Daniel Becker and nephews, John Monteverdi and wife, Lori; Frank Erik Monteverdi and wife, Ana, many grandnieces, grandnephews and many friends. As a 19 year old infantryman, he participated in the morning assault wave on Omaha Beach, Normandy on D-Day. He was taken prisoner four days later and sent to Meltheuer Prison Camp, where he spent 11 months. He was repatriated in May 1945. He received many medals for his bravery. Frank received his BA from University of New Mexico and his law degree from St. John's University in New York. He worked for the office of the District Attorney in New York City and later for various Federal Agencies. A Memorial Service will be held at St. Paul Lutheran Church, 1100 Indian School Road N.E., on Thursday, March 1, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. with Pastor Patricia Holman officiating. There will be a brief reception after the service. He will be interred at the National Cemetery in Santa Fe, New Mexico at a later date. Please visit our online guest book for Francis at www.RememberTheirStory.com. FRENCH 1111 University Blvd NE 505-843-6333
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MUSCARELLA -- ROSE MARIE Age 98, a resident of Albuquerque, died on Thursday, February 23, 2012. She was born on February 3, 1914, in Buffalo, NY. She is survived by her sons, Vincent A. Muscarella MD; his children Vincent, Gregory and wife Kendra, Damian C. Muscarella and wife Anita; their children Jeffrey, Robert and wife Sylvia, and Gary D. Muscarella D.D.S. and wife Debra; their children Christina and husband Christopher, and David; and great grandchildren, Gandolph, Weston, and Luciana Rose Muscarella and Ryan Gooch. Rose was preceded in death by her husband, Gandolph Muscarella D.D.S.; parents Damiano and Crociffisa Jelsomino; brothers, Samuel, John, Joseph, Carl and her sister, Josephine. Rose and Gandolph were married on August 8, 1934, in Rochester, NY. They relocated to Albuquerque in 1959 where Gandolph practiced dentistry until 1971. Rose was a member of Church of the Risen Savior Catholic Community. She enjoyed years of nurturing her family with her Italian cooking. A visitation will be held Sunday, February 26, 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at French ~Wyoming. Mass will be celebrated on Monday, February 27 at 10:00 a.m. at the Gate of Heaven Mausoleum Chapel with Msgr. Richard Olona, celebrant. Rose's family would like to thank the staff at the Montebello on Academy and the Hospice Compassus for their compassionate care. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Casa Angelica Home, 5629 Isleta Blvd. SW, 87105 or St. Vincent DePaul Society, 713 4th St. SW, 87102 or Knights of Columbus, Council 4227 2800, San Mateo Blvd. NE, 87110. Please visit our online guestbook for Rose at www.RememberTheirStory.com FRENCH 7121 Wyoming Blvd. NE (505) 823-9400
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PEPIN -- MARGARET age 90, a resident of Albuquerque since 1958 died on February 23, 2012. She is survived by her daughter, Madeleine Pepin Keys (David); three grandchildren, Becca Moran, Lara Keys and Waldo Keys (Terri); and five great-grandchildren, Brandon, Gavin, Shane, Cassie and Henry. Honorary children; Debi and Randy Peterson. Margaret was preceded in death by her husband of over 50 years, Hank Pepin; daughter, Jeanine Pepin; grandson, Linzy; and great-granddaughter, Haley. Margaret enjoyed playing bridge and was a member of many clubs and organizations. Margaret's family asks that rather than sending flowers, please send flowers in her memory to someone you love. The family invites you to a life celebration on Sunday, February 26, 2012 from 1:00pm to 4:00pm at Margaret's residence. Please visit our online guestbook for Margaret www.RememberTheirStory.com FRENCH 7121 Wyoming Blvd. NE (505) 823-9400
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PULIS -- BEVERLY I. Was born on January 24, 1924 and passed away February 23, 2012. Please visit Beverlys online guest register at www.riversidefunerals.com. RIVERSIDE FUNERAL HOME OF ALBUQUERQUE 225 San Mateo Blvd. NE 505-764-9663
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RAMIREZ -- MARTHA S. 81, a resident of Albuquerque passed away on February 25, 2012. Mrs. Ramirez is survived by her children, Elvira Nuanes and husband, Larry; David Ramirez and wife, Nancy, Anna Schmidt, and Charles Ramirez and wife, Rosalie; her sisters, Cecilia Vigil, and Clementina Torrez; her brothers, Roberto Saavedra and Marcelino Saavedra; 10 grandchildren, six great-grandchildren, and three on the way; and many brothers in law, sisters in law, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Mrs. Ramirez was preceded in death by her husband, Mr. Alex (Jumbo) Ramirez. A Tribute service will take place on Monday, February 27th from 2:00 p.m. until 3:00 p.m. in the Gabaldon Memorial Chapel, 1000 Old Coors Dr. SW. Cremation has taken place. Please visit GabaldonMortuaryInc.com to sign the online guestbook. Arrangements by: Gabaldon Mortuary, Inc. 1000 Old Coors Dr. SW 243-7861
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RANKIN -- MARY Our dearly beloved Mary, wife, mother, grandmother, and daughter, was suddenly taken away from us on Tuesday, February 21, 2012. Mary was born in Albuquerque and was a life long resident. She was a graduate of Rio Grande High School, where she met her husband, Dale. Mary and Dale were married for 38 wonderful years. She is also survived by her daughters, Tamara Rankin and her boyfriend Vincent Torres and Heather Garcia and her husband Joseph Garcia. She also leaves behind her mother, Dorothy Henderson, her siblings, Samuel Henderson and wife Terrie, Daniel Henderson and wife Mary, Judy Mangione and husband Larry, Priscilla Fiddler and husband Jim. Mary was preceded in death by her father, Ervin Henderson. Mary touched so many people during her life, and was loved by everybody that knew her. Most of all, she loved her family. Her first and only grandchild, Harper Gertrude Torres, was the light of her life. She truly loved being with friends and family; playing poker, horseshoes, cooking and the San Francisco 49ers. A memorial service will be held for Mary on Friday, March 2, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. at French - Lomas, 10500 Lomas Blvd. NE. Interment will follow at Sunset Memorial Park Cemetery, 924 Menaul Blvd. NE. Friends and family are also invited to a reception to follow at the Albuquerque Press Club, 201 Highland Park Cir. SE. Please visit the online guest book for Mary at www.RememberTheirStory.com FRENCH 1111 University Blvd. NE Albuquerque, NM (505) 843-6333
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REED -- THOMAS KENYON JR. Long term Santa Fe resident and successful businessman, Thomas K. Reed, Jr., passed away peacefully at his home on Tuesday, February 21, 2012, with his devoted wife of 34 years, Katherine Arnold Reed by his side. Tom was 80 years old. Born November 1, 1931 in Massillon, Ohio, to Dr. Thomas Kenyon Reed and Zana Marguerite Lange Reed, he attended the University of New Mexico, where Tom pledged Sigma Chi fraternity. He then enlisted in the US Army from 1953-1955 as a Top Security cryptographer for the commander-in-chief for the Caribbean, stationed in Panama. He graduated from Ohio Wesleyan University in 1956 with a Liberal Arts Degree. Reed's first job was with the corporate giant, IBM. This was the beginning of Tom's developing his visionary, highly innovative business style. There he worked alongside prominent businessmen, Ross Perot and Aubrey Wilson. Following this venture, for the next three years, Reed joined Goodbody and Company, an investment management firm in Albuquerque, as a stockbroker. Always envisioning a higher, more innovative business strategy, Tom finally established his own investment business in 1964, specializing in start-up ventures. He honed his entrepreneurial mind during these influential years, and in 1975, moved to Hawaii, where he owned and operated two radio stations, which he later sold to the Coca-Cola Company of Los Angeles. A decisive and fearless investor, Tom founded the Reed Investment Company in 1978, simultaneously becoming a member of Lloyd's of London. Tom and Kathie moved to Santa Fe, where Reed continued to use his venture capital for other businesses: twenty-one in his lifetime. In the 80's, he founded and became President and CEO of Vivigen, Inc., devoting all of his energies to establishing it as the premier genetic testing laboratory in the world. Vivigen gained national prominence when Business Week magazine named the business one of the "The Best Small Growth Companies in America" in 1988 and 1989. His was the first corporation in New Mexico to offer childcare for its employees, and free tuition for anyone in the company wishing to further their education, in the medical/genetic field. In 1989, Reed was chosen as one of the "Ten Who Made a Difference", honored for making a significant contribution to Santa Fe and the community. Following the merger of Vivigen and Genzyme Genetics in October 1992, Reed devoted his time to management of his myriad business affairs. In 1993, he was appointed as one of the six members of the NASDAQ Listing Qualifications Committee. He loved his work and thrived on the challenges it brought him. Ever the generous philanthropist, Tom contributed to the Church of the Holy Faith, of which he was a long-time member, along with many arts and community organizations, including The Lensic Performing Arts Center, The United Way and Santa Fe Pro Musica. Tom suffered a stroke in 2006 while on holiday with friends, and unfortunately, this was followed by a series of other health issues and hospitalizations over the last six years. Tom is remembered by those who knew him as charming and funny, with a huge presence. He also possessed a gift for recognizing talent and ability, and was passionate about mentoring those who were deserving. His business style also shaped a man prone to impatience, as his brilliance often engendered ideas way ahead of their time. Reed is survived by his wife Kathie, and his two children: his daughter Lee, of Santa Fe, and his son Richard, of Albuquerque, both from his first marriage to Lynn Walton. He will be deeply missed by Kathie and his children, his grandson Austin, as well as many friends and business associates. Special thanks from the family to Eric Chambers, his caretaker, who was a devoted friend and companion to Tom until his death, to Mary Feidt his hospice nurse and to the staff of Ambercare. In lieu of flowers, contributions in memory of Tom may be made to the Lensic Performing Arts Center. A memorial service will be held at a later date at the Church of Holy Faith in Santa Fe.
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RYLANT -- WALTER FERRELL "FLIP" Age 81, born March 6, 1930 and a resident of Albuquerque since 1963, went to be with the Lord on Monday, February 20, 2012. He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Edith L. Rylant of Albuquerque; daughters, Betty Gordon and husband, Don of Albuquerque and Cathy Stone and husband, Charles of Albuquerque; sons, Pete Conklin and wife, Susan of Rio Rancho and Walter Rylant (Sonny) of Albuquerque; seven grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; sisters, Leatrel Smith, Sue Stone both of Cool Ridge, WV, and Doris Minard of Charleston, SC; brothers, Harry Dean Rylant of Cool Ridge, WV and Joe Rylant of Ghent, WV; 39 nieces and nephews; and many friends. Mr. Rylant was preceded in death by his parents, F.W. Rylant, Sr. and Elda Rylant of Cool Ridge, WV. Mr. Rylant has been a long time member of the Exalting Jesus Fellowship Church in Albuquerque. Walt Rylant was born in Warrior, AL, but was raised in Cool Ridge, WV. He was a son of a coal miner in the mountains of West Virginia where he was raised on cornbread and sweet milk. He graduated and was a star quarterback at Stoco High School in Coal City, WV, before joining the Navy in 1949 to 1954. In 1954 Walt joined the United States Air Force and retired in 1970 as TSGT after 20 years of honorable service. Dad loved Horse Racing, he was at the Downs track everyday, he loved the favorite horses but was not much with the long shots. Dad was a huge sports fan and loved all sports that included West Virginia or New Mexico Lobos. Dad was a quiet man, but when he spoke, make sure you listen. Walt Rylant was a loving husband to Edith his wife of 52 years and the best father a child could want. His grandchildren loved him dearly and they always brought a smile to his face. Dad loved the Lord with all his heart and enjoyed being a Christian. His sense of humor and strength will be greatly missed by all. Services will be held Tuesday February 28, 2012, 10:00 a.m., at Exalting Jesus Fellowship, 436 Pennsylvania NE, with Pastor Don Gordon officiating. A private family Interment will follow at Santa Fe National Cemetery with full Honors by the United States Air Force. Should friends desire, in lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Exalting Jesus Fellowship, 436 Pennsylvania NE, Albuquerque 87108. Please visit our online guest book for Walter F. Rylant at www.RememberTheirStory.com. FRENCH 10500 Lomas Blvd NE 505-275-3500
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SANCHEZ -- ALEX RAY Age 43, went to be with our Lord and Savior Friday, February 24, 2012. He was born in Albuquerque, New Mexico on August 21, 1968, to Raynell and Lucy Sanchez. He was preceded in death by his father Raynell Xavier Sanchez. Alex is survived by the love of his life, Dina Renee Sanchez; daughter, Amanda and husband Carlos Conroy, son Alex Sanchez Jr; daughter, Adrianna Sanchez; granddaughter Charli; grandson, Oktavian; mother, Lucy Sanchez; sister, Theresa Torrez and his two nephews, Santiago and Elias Torrez. He will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved him. A Visitation will be held Monday, February 27, 2012 at Garcia Mortuary Chapel of Angels 717 Stover Ave, Albuquerque, NM 87102. A Memorial Service will be held on Tuesday, February 28, 2012 at New Beginnings Church, 3601 Montgomery Boulevard NE, Albuquerque, NM 87109. To view information or leave a condolence, please visit www.danielsfuneral.com Alex's care has been entrusted to: Garcia Mortuary 717 Stover Ave. SW Albuquerque, New Mexico, 87102 505-243-5222
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SEARS -- FRANK SHELDON LT. COL. US ARMY RET. Passed away on February 17, 2012. He was a resident of Springfield, MO since 2009. He is survived by his daughter, Margaret Ann Grubb and husband Chris Grubb; two grandchildren, Catherine Ashley Grubb and Chase Sheldon Grubb of Springfield, MO.; as well as many relatives and friends on both sides of the family. He was preceded in death by his wife of 54 years, Lillian Margaret (Argabright) Sears; parents, Frank B. and Mary Ellen (Henry) Sears; one sister, Nellie Mae (Sears) Gray Wornham. He was born in Salem, VA on October 11, 1916. He attended Roanoke College, Salem, VA earning a bachelor's degree in Physics. After college he worked a year in an industrial supply company prior to being drafted in to the Army. He was assigned to the 1st Armored Division spending time in North Africa, French Morocco and Italy during World War II. Later he served in Japan, Germany, Hawaii and Vietnam. He worked in nuclear weapons design and development. His last assignment was chief of the Tactical and Air Defense Weapons Branch of Field Command at Sandia Base, Albuquerque, NM. He retired after 27 years of service in the United States Army. He was a member of the VFW Post 49 and Post 99, The Elks Lodge, Master Mason of Camp Knox, KY Lodge 919 and also served 32 years on the Board of Directors of Sandia Area Federal Credit Union. He will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him. Visitation will be on Sunday, February 26, 2012 from 3:00 - 5:00 p.m. at French Mortuary University location. Services will be held at the Gate of Heaven Mausoleum Chapel, 7999 Wyoming Blvd. NE, on Monday, February 27, 2012, at 1:00 p.m. Entombment will follow. Memorial contributions may be made to the United Service Organization (USO) which provides resources such as free phone communication, food and drinks etc. for military, retirees and families in airports as well as entertainment and support for the troops, P.O. Box 96322 Washington, DC 20090-6322. Please visit our online guestbook for Frank at: www.RememberTheirStory.com FRENCH 1111 University Blvd NE 505-843-6333
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SHAYKIN -- JEROME DAVID Was born in Chicago, Illinois on September 28, 1917, and passed away in Albuquerque, New Mexico on January 31, 2012. He was the second of four sons of Hyman and Fannie, Russian Jewish immigrants who came to America in 1910. He was preceded in death by his parents; his brothers; and his wife of 53 years, Eleanor. He is survived by his son David; daughter Nanci Beckes and her husband Jerry; many nieces and nephews; and the Beckes/Talcott family. Jerome graduated from the University of Illinois in 1942 where he majored in bacteriology and chemistry. He did post graduate studies in the sanitary sciences, stream pollution control, and the treatment of sewage and industrial wastes at the Illinois Institute of Technology. He worked for the U.S. Public Health Service doing malaria mosquito control in the industrial areas of central Illinois. He also worked as a chemist/bacteriologist for the Sanitary District of Chicago. He was employed by the Armour Laboratories as a manufacturer of pharmaceuticals from animal glands, and he also helped Armour conform to the Food and Drug Administration and its plant sanitation requirements. In 1948, he and his wife Eleanor and daughter Nanci moved from Chicago to Los Alamos where he accepted a position with the U.S. Atomic Energy Commission as a sanitary chemist/bacteriologist where he helped to develop methods for the removal of radionuclides from liquid waste streams. His son David was born in Los Alamos six months afterwards. At Los Alamos, he also engaged in Public Health and Environmental Sanitation for the city and county. He served as an environmental health advisor to the Santa Fe District Health Officer and supervised the Boy Scouts in the area who chose to earn a public health merit badge. In 1965, the Atomic Energy Commission transferred him to Albuquerque Operations Headquarters where he served as an environmental health, sanitation and industrial hygiene advisor to its twelve contractor operated offices in the continental United States. He used a collegial approach in the resolution of industrial health and sanitation problems and he was well respected and held in high regard by the AEC, contractors, and his fellow workers in the Operational Safety Division. During his thirty two years of employment with the AEC, he received three promotions and was rewarded with two superior performance awards. He was president of the Los Alamos Lodge of B'nai B'rith and a member its District Grand Lodge, president of the Los Alamos Jewish Center of which he was a founding father, a member of the U.S. Public Health Association, New Mexico Public Health Association, and a member of the American and Illinois Societies for Bacteriology, Radiological Health Association, and the American Sewage Works Association. He had a few close friends, many acquaintances, and no known enemies. One of the biggest disappointments of his life was that he was classified 4F and unable to serve his country during WWII due to a childhood injury. After his retirement, he tried, without success, to improve his golf game. He loved his country, his family, his friends, dogs, and a good joke. He hopes to be remembered as a compassionate human being and a patriot who had faith in the concepts of American democracy despite the partisanship of its elected officials. He requested that no memorial service be held, and cremation has taken place. This summer, his remains will be spread in the same places where his wife was scattered seventeen years ago. He will be sorely missed by his loved ones who feel that he was a loving and kind, gentle man.
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SHIPP -- SHARON LEE Age 72, passed away Wednesday, February 22, 2012. To view information or leave a condolence, please visit www.danielsfuneral.com Sharon's care entrusted to: Daniels Family Funeral Services 7601 Wyoming Blvd NE Albuquerque, New Mexico, 87109 505-821-0010
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SODERSTADT -- MARY E. Born January 15, 1934 in Albuquerque, NM passed away on February 16, 2012 in Tucson, AZ. Mary was preceded in death by her mother Geraldine Soderstadt. She is survived by her children: Ray Byrum of Zuni, NM, Meri Collins of Tucson, AZ and Paul (Bill) Byrum of Gallup, NM; 13 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; sister: Barbara Soderstadt-Coffman of Albuquerque, NM; and four nieces and three nephews, all of New Mexico. "Grieve not, nor speak of me with tears, but laugh and talk of me as if I were beside you there"
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TAYLOR -- WARREN E. Warren E. Taylor was born November 15, 1920 and passed away February 24, 2012. Please visit our online guest book for Warren at www.riversidefunerals.com. RIVERSIDE FUNERAL HOME OF ALBUQUERQUE 225 San Mateo Blvd. NE 505-764-9663
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UNGEMACH -- KATHERINE As a song once said, it is not how you start, but how you finish, yet a solid start surely helps assure a brighter future. Nowadays, it is not uncommon for us to focus on setting children up to win. In the early 1920's, in contrast, four children found themselves homeless when their father's wanderlust resulted in his leaving the family, and their mother found herself fighting the battle of overwhelming depression. Katherine Ungemach was second oldest of those four children. Born on November 15th of 1915 in Hillsdale, NJ, Katherine came from a strong German heritage, with a large family of proud printers in Lower Manhattan on her father's side, and a tradition of strong women on her mother's side. Katherine's great-grandmother ran a New York boarding house that catered to the workers who built the monumental, and groundbreaking, Brooklyn Bridge; Katherine's grandmother and her three sisters grew up with a strong work ethic, helping their mother in running that boarding house. It was one of Katherine's grandmother's sisters, Tante Katie, who, in her 60's, took in little Katherine, her sisters, and her brother. Taking on that new responsibility (with one child being just a toddler), was a bit much for Tante Katie, who lost her husband just a year later, so an active little Katherine was sent off to live with two maiden aunts, who were known to be more than a bit strict. Katherine later returned to her siblings and her Tante Katie. Young Katherine was known to be a bit introverted and bookish, a good student, yet she was also known to have a strong sense of self, and, even more, a strong sense of faith. Such a deep seeded faith might seem impossible for others with such a rocky and uncertain start, and many might suffer from a persistent lack of confidence, or worse. Katherine, however, inspired others in their own faith; a younger neighbor gives Katherine and her sister Ruth credit for her own strong, lifelong, Catholic faith, and Katherine is remembered as having walked up the long hill to their church for Missions and other special services time and time again. Katherine pursued life as a nun, but every religious order denied her, as her parents had not been married in the Church. Katherine persevered, and did manage to join two different convents, where she lived during the war years; in one, attached to an orphanage, she tended the hen house. She moved on to a career as an accountant in New York City, and then Massachusetts, where she lived in Swansea and was a valued employee of Lever Brothers. During those years, she was known for her handling of German Shepherds, and she adored and cherished her two Shepherds: Tammy and Sentry. Katherine would delight her nieces and nephews with her stories of traveling the world, including Rome, Greece, and Egypt, where she even rode a camel. In 1976, Katherine moved in with her sister Ruth in Park Ridge, NJ, and she worked at the corporate headquarters of A&P until her retirement in the late 1980's, when Katherine and Ruth then moved to New Mexico. Katherine is remembered for her kindness to others (including visits to the poor, elderly and the homebound), her always remembering the birthdays of family and friends, and her generous donations to countless Catholic organizations and seminaries, veterans organizations, missionaries and Southwest Indian foundations. She was a member of the Franciscans and the Marianites in New Mexico, and she inspired many good works throughout her life. Her life savings have been left to her favorite charities. She firmly stood against injustice, and, while she would not preach, she set an example of love and compassion. Only last year, Katherine lost her beloved rescued cat, Whiskers, after twelve years together; she had been determined to outlive him so that he would not be alone. Katherine was predeceased by her older sister, Marie Ungemach Mackey, her brother, Everett J. Ungemach, and a niece, Cecelia Mackey Mandarano. Katherine is survived by her younger sister, Ruth Ungemach Kirk, fourteen nieces and nephews, and countless great nieces and great nephews. Friends may visit French Mortuary on Lomas on Wednesday, February 29th at 3pm for the Rosary. Mass will be held at Annunciation Church at 8:30 a.m. on Thursday, March 1st. Burial services will follow at Gate of Heaven Cemetery. Please visit our online guestbook for Katherine at www.RememberTheirStory.com. FRENCH 10500 Lomas Blvd NE 505-275-3500
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WESTON -- MARIA R. Maria del Rosario Weston, 88, of Albuquerque, New Mexico, died peacefully on February 17, 2012. She was born on July 23, 1923 in Guadalajara, Mexico, the daughter of Francisco Camarena and Maria del Rosario Lima. She was the middle child of five siblings. On April 19, 1949, she married Robert Bruce Weston, who preceded her in death on June 22, 2005. Maria was working as an office receptionist and swimming with an Olympic caliber team when she met Bruce in Mexico City following World War II. Bruce fell instantly in love with the Mexican culture and with the lovely Maria. Following a formally beautiful wedding, the couple stayed in Mexico City for three years. They moved to San Francisco and San Mateo where Maria learned to speak excellent English and worked before they settled in San Diego for eighteen years. Bruce worked for the Port of San Diego and in other international commerce. In the seventies, the couple moved to Mexico City for seven years, with son Dan Weston. Maria and Bruce wrote articles for the American Port Association and traveled in Latin America. In the late seventies, they moved to Los Angeles. Maria continued to work for the American Port Association and sold imported ceramic flowers. In the early 1990's Bruce and Maria moved to Albuquerque to be near family. Maria was proud of her family, her heritage, her work and her personal fortitude. She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Shann Cathro Weston and Steve Porten of Friday Harbor, WA; son and daughter-in-law, Daniel Edwin Weston and Julie Weston of Albuquerque, NM; grandchildren, Mariya Porten of Lake Tahoe, CA, Elena Porten of Seattle, Robin and Jason Weston of Albuquerque. Maria's ashes will be placed with her husband's in Friday Harbor, WA. To view information or leave a condolence, please visit www.danielsfuneral.com Maria'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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WILSON -- ADELL The family of Adell Wilson would like to thank all their relatives and friends for your kindness and sympathy at a time when it was greatly appreciated. Services entrusted to Salazar & Sons Mortuary 400 3rd Street SW Albuquerque, NM 87102 505-247-4124 www.salazarandsonsmortuary.com
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WILSON -- THOMAS The family of Thomas Wilson would like to thank all their relatives and friends for your kindness and sympathy at a time when it was greatly appreciated. Services entrusted to Salazar & Sons Mortuary 400 3rd Street SW Albuquerque, NM 87102 505-247-4124 www.salazarandsonsmortuary.com
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