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ANTOS -- IDA MAE Age 87, a loving wife, mother and grandmother, a resident of Albuquerque, passed away Wednesday, May 23, 2012. She is survived by sons, Michael L Antos of Albuquerque, NM, and Gerald M Antos and wife, Barbara of Los Alamos, NM.; grandchildren, Mickey Antos and wife, Sara, Scott Antos and wife, Katie, and John King and wife, Karen; great-grandchildren, Matthew, Sean and Bridget; and many other family and friends including her brother Joseph Esway. Mrs. Antos was preceded in death by her husband of 60 years, Lawrence, her parents Paul and Ida Esway, and her sisters and brothers. She was a member of Paradise Hills/Desert Green Country Club and was a very good golfer encouraging her whole family to love the game. Friends may visit French - Westside Location, Tuesday, May 29, 2012, 5:30 pm - 6:00 pm, with Services beginning at 6:00 pm. A Commital Service will be Wednesday, May 30, 2012, 10:30 am at Santa Fe National Cemetery, Memorial Shelter, 501 N. Guadalupe St. Pallbearers will be her family members. Please visit our online guestbook for Ida at; www.RememberTheirStory.com FRENCH 9300 Golf Course Rd NW 505-897-0300
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BAKKUM -- NEIL A celebration of the life and times of Neil Bakkum was held at Nuestra Senora de Delores Chapel in Canon, NM on May 5th. Bakkum, 58, a long-time Alaskan fishing Capitan passed on April 10 in Seattle, WA where he was outfitting his latest commercial fishing boat, the "Magia". The celebration was attended by many friends and family under sunny skies and later the full Flower moon. Neil was born in Livingston, MT to Carl and Beverly (Werner) Bakkum. Carl and Beverly deemed him "a keeper". That phrase followed Neil throughout his life. Carl would fish the Yellowstone and bring home the big trout. This had a lasting effect on Neil and fishing and the ocean would become a lifelong passion. Neil was a graduate of the class of 1972 from Sandia High School. While in school, he played football for the Great Coach Rick Ruscetti. Neil briefly attended Ft. Lewis College where he honed his skills in fishing and skiing. There he was introduced to his second passion, hang gliding. Neil relocated to Temecula, CA in the mid 70's where he was introduced to Dick Eipper. He worked as a test pilot for Eipper Formance honing his skills as a pilot. He flew Torrey Pines, Yosemite and other legendary hang gliding hot spots throughout the West. Neil returned to Albuquerque and spent all of his spare time riding the Tram and launching his glider off Sandia Peak. Neil relocated to Angel Fire, NM in the early 80's. His passion for fishing returned. Neil could usually be found on Eagle Nest Lake or on the Cimarron River, rod in hand. He worked for Bill Thome constructing homes that were later featured in Architectural Digest. Neil was instrumental in the installation of the then top of the line snow making system at the Angel Fire Resort where he was the assistant mountain manager. In 1988, he was introduced to the Alaskan fishing industry, by Trey Curl, fellow hang glider and lifelong friend. He made his move to Dutch Harbor and began a long and intimate relationship with the ocean and everything that it is. He worked for Jubilee Fisheries for 23 years apprenticing under Captain Sam Collier as a deck hand, engineer and Captain. The responsibilities were enormous but Neil had found his niche. He long lined Sable fish and pacific cod on the F/V Kjevolja in the Bering Sea and Gulf of Alaska. Neil took great pride in what he did and loved to share his catch. His smoked black cod was legendary and shared with everyone during his infrequent trips his home in Canon. Neil never greeted a friend or new acquaintance with a handshake; it was always a bear hug and a wet kiss on the check. If you didn't know anything about the magic and spiritual mystery of the ocean, he would help you visualize it. Neil was preceded in death by his mother, Beverly (1986) and father Carl (2010). He is survived by his brother Mark and his family of San Diego along with several cousins. Neil will be sorely missed by all the people whose lives he touched. Contributions can be made in Neil Bakkum's name to the Seattle Fisherman's Memorial, PO Box 17356, Seattle, WA 98127.
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BARRERAS -- JOE AND DOROTHY In Memory Of Joe R. Barreras May 29, 1924 - November 22, 2006 Dorothy S. Barreras June 14, 1922 - November 16, 1999 Gone but not forgotten, Forever in our hearts and thoughts. Happy Birthday! Your loving family
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BARRERAS -- MICHAEL PATRICK 30, a resident of Albuquerque, passed away Wednesday, May 23, 2012. He attended Cibola High School and went on to earn an Associates Degree in Webpage Design from TV-I. Michael was a very caring, loving, and giving young man, always putting others before him. His sense of humor brought much laughter to those around him and brightened up the room. Michael loved DJ-ing, music, animals, fishing, boating, snowboarding, and waterskiing. Michael especially enjoyed spending time with family and friends who he valued so much. He was an avid Denver Broncos and Indiana Pacers fan and followed sports readily. All who knew Michael will miss his beautiful smile, contagious laugh, warm hugs, and engaging personality. A rosary will be recited at 10:15 am, Wednesday, May 30, at Our Lady of the Most Holy Rosary Catholic Church, 5415 Fortuna Rd. NW. Celebration of the Mass will follow at 11:00 am. Interment will follow at Mt. Calvary Cemetery. A reception will be held at the Church Hall. Michael is survived by his mother, Mary Catherine Lovato; father, Edward Barreras and wife Janice; sister, Dorothy Lovato; brothers, Rudy Lovato and Eddie Barreras Jr.; girlfriend, Mariah DeLeon; many aunts, uncles, cousins, nephews, nieces, and very close friends. Pallbearers will be Rudy Lovato, Eddie Barreras Jr., Isaac Ramirez, Gabriel Riojas, Casey Sutton, and Anthony Sedillo. Honorary pallbearers are Johnny Pacheco, James Martinez, Alex Martinez, Gabriel Lovato, and Angel Lovato. The family requests that in lieu of flowers, that donations be made to the Animal Humane Association, 615 Virginia St. SE, Albuquerque, NM 87108. Please visit our online guestbook for Michael at www.RememberTheirStory.com. FRENCH 9300 Golf Course Rd NW 505-897-0300
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BASQUEZ -- EDWINA MARIA A resident of Albuquerque went home on Thursday, May 24, 2012. She is survived by her husband, Juan Basquez; daughter, Linda Martin and husband, Vincent; son, Ronald Basquez and wife, Becky; daughter, Barbara Leija; husband Abel; son, Eric Basquez and wife, Mariana; daughter, Felicia Leija and husband, Jarno; grandchildren, Isaac, Chantell, Valerie, Erik, Analicia, Izabella, and Logan; great grandchildren, Iziah and Victoria. She will be truly missed by her family and all who knew her. Cremation has taken place and no services are planned. Please visit our online guest book for Edwina at www.RememberTheirStory.com. FRENCH 10500 Lomas Blvd NE 505-275-3500
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BEASLEY -- JIMMIE November 28, 1935 - May 24, 2012 Please visit Jimmie'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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BENDER -- MYRTLE J. Age, 87, long time resident of Albuquerque entered into heaven on May 24, 2012. She is survived by her son, Alan and his wife Jeannine, and her granddaughter, Cheryl Bender along with numerous nieces, nephews, and extended family members. Myrtle was preceded in death by her husband of 59 years, Robert W. Bender, in 2003. She was also predeceased by her four sisters and one brother. Myrtle was born in Hot Springs, SD on August 24, 1924 and raised in Custer SD. Myrtle and Robert married on June 3, 1943 in Rapid city, SD. Robert's career brought them to Albuquerque first in the mid sixties and then again in the mid eighties when she and Robert decided to retire in Albuquerque to be close to their granddaughter. They very much enjoyed their time traveling the country with their motor home club, The Caravaner's. Myrtle loved spending time with friends and family. This was easy because she made friends so easily. She loved games of all kinds, especially card games. She will be deeply missed by all who had the honor of knowing her. Myrtle will always be remembered as a loving and caring mother and grandmother. Cremation is taking place and she will be laid to rest with her husband at Santa Fe National Cemetery. Should friends desire contributions may be made to American Cancer Society, 10501 Montgomery Blvd. NE, Suite 300, 87111. Please visit our online guestbook for Myrtle at www.RememberTheirStory.com FRENCH 7121 Wyoming Blvd. NE (505) 823-9400
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BENNER -- ALICE A. Age 73, passed away at home on Wednesday, May 23, 2012. She is survived by two sons, Keith and Mark Benner of Albuquerque; one grandson, Cody Benner of Albuquerque; and two brothers, Richard (Erika) Ries of Virginia and Jim Ries of Florida. She was loved and will be greatly missed by partner and long time friend, Floyd Capps of Albuquerque, as well as by her many, many other friends. Alice was very active in the M&M Red Hat Group of Manzano Mesa Multi-generational Center, where she held the title of "Gracious Greeter". She belonged to and attended many sub-groups of the Red Hats. Until her illness, she was an avid exerciser, attending classes every day, as well as hiking and ballroom dancing. A viewing and gathering will be held on Friday, June 1, 2012 from 5:00-8:00 pm at French-Lomas Chapel. Should friends desire, contributions may be made in Alice's memory to the American Cancer Society, 10501 Montgomery Blvd. NE, Ste 300, Albuquerque, NM 87111. Please visit our online guest book for Alice at www.RememberTheirStory.com. FRENCH 10500 Lomas Blvd NE 505-275-3500
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BENNETT -- RAY JOHN Age 54, passed away suddenly on Thursday, March 22, 2012. He was born February 5, 1958 in El Paso, TX. He served his country in the U.S. Army. He was preceded in death by his parents, Lt. Col. (Ret.) Philip R. and Gloria Dumas Bennett; sisters Rita and Joan Bennett; brothers, Philip and Robert Bennett. Ray is survived by his son, Jonathan; daughter, Megan; sister, Carole Bennett LaBrie of Woodbridge, VA; nieces and nephews; stepmother, Anna Bennett of Albuquerque. A private Graveside Service will be held at Santa Fe National Cemetery at a later date. 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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BLACKLER -- DOROTHY POND Age 97, a resident of Albuquerque, passed to live in the House of our Lord on Wednesday, May 23, 2012. She is survived by her sons, Gordon R. Blackler of Marlborough MA, William F. Blackler and wife, Nancy of Albuquerque, NM; daughter Beth Ann Cybulski and husband, Stanley of Kinburn, Ontario, Canada; two grandsons, Chad Blackler of Belmont, NH and Theodore Blackler of Marlborough, MA; five great-grandchildren; eight great-great-grandchildren; nephews Robert Maccini of Henniker, NH and Paul Maccini of Stuart, VA and niece Dorothy Minkema of Stuart, VA and many cousins including Sandra Bushnell of Edgewater, FL and Pauline Hornkohl of Rio Rancho, NM. Mrs Blackler was preceded in death by her parents, Gordon B. and Susie E. Pond, husband Ray Arthur Blackler, sister and brother-in-law Helen Pond and Julius J. Maccini and granddaughter Joanne Gannon. Dorothy was a graduate of Worcester North High School in Worcester, MA, class of 1932, and she received her RN degree in 1937 from Milford Hospital in Milford, MA. Dorothy moved to New Mexico in 2006, from Holly Hill, FL and was a long time resident of Edgewater, FL. She formerly lived in Rio Rancho where she was active in Bible Studies and was an avid Scrabble Player. Dorothy also enjoyed playing cards and was a rabid Boston Red Sox fan. She was an active member of the United Church of Christ in New Smyrna Beach, FL and the First Congregational Church in Attleboro, MA prior to moving to New Mexico. A Memorial Celebration will be held on Tuesday, May 29, 2012, 3:00 PM at French-Westside Chapel. Graveside Services, to be announced at a later date, will take place in the family plot in Milford, MA In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to United Church of Christ, 203 Washington Street, New Smyrna Beach, FL 32168; disabled American Veterans, 406 W. 34th St, Kansas City, MO 64111, or the Roadrunner Food Bank, 5840 Office Blvd., NE, Albuquerque, NM 87109 Please visit our online guest book for Dorothy at www.RememberTheirStory.com. French 9300 Golf Course Rd. NW 505-897-0300
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BONURA -- THERESA Age 65, passed away Saturday, May 19, 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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CARSON -- MYRON KEITH Beloved husband and father died Wednesday, May 23, 2012, at the age of 88. Myron was born in Diagonal, Iowa, on July 3, 1923. His parents, Grant E. Carson and Gladys M. Keith moved to Albuquerque in the 30's. Myron graduated from Old Albuquerque High School and served in the Navy during World War II. He attended George Williams College in Chicago were he met his wife, Gloria D. Romo Carson. Gloria preceded him in death only six weeks ago. Myron did what he could for the good of people whenever he could. He was a life long learner, received a Masters Degree from the University of New Mexico, a curious reader across all subjects, and an avid Lobo fan. He is survived by Angela M. Robbins, husband, Chris Sandoval; grandchildren, Chelsea and Jeff, and great-grandchildren, Angelo and Azure and by Peggy Sanchez Mills and husband, Jim Mills, grandchildren, Jennifer and Jason, great-granddaughter, Ashlynn and great-great-grandson, Jayce and Tom K. Carson, wife, Kerry Carson and grandsons, Kyle and Nicholas and Teresa MacGuire and husband, Mac, granddaughters, Christee and Miranda, and great-grandchildren, Zaire and Jamaal, and Della, Angel and Aaliyah. Services are pending for Wednesday at Aquinas Newman Center. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Wednesday, May 30,2012, at 10:00 AM, at Aquinas Newman Center Catholic Community, 1815 Las Lomas Road, NE, on the UNM campus. Inurnment will follow at Fairview Memorial Park.
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CASAUS -- DELIA V. ABREU age 96, passed away peacefully at The BeeHive Assisted Living Facility on May 22, 2012. She was born in Dawson, N.M. on Sept. 30, 1915 of Ramon Abreu and Gertrude Brown Abreu. She graduated from Mercy Hospital School of Nursing May 20, 1937. She married Carlos M. Casaus November 27, 1940 and spent 64 happy years with him, many of them spent overseas during his career in the Military. They retired to Mora County in 1970 where they spent the best years of their lives, and they moved to Albuquerque in 1996. Her great-grandfather, Charles Beaubien was part owner of the Beaubien-Miranda Land Grant, one of the largest land grants in U.S. history. Her great-grandfather Santiago Abreu was Governor of N.M. under Mexican rule in 1832-1833. She is survived by her daughter, Robinelle Casaus and son-in-law, Sheldon Hinchberger. Delia has no surviving brothers or sisters. Her nieces and nephews surviving her in the Abreu family are: Joan Haapamaki, Edward Leland Abreu, Ernie and Mary Louise Abreu, Patricio and Andrea Lovato, Bobby and Geneva Lovato, Patricia and Filiberto Martinez, Nicky and Terry C de Baca, and John Gerald Abreu. Her surviving in-laws are: Paulette Abreu, Marcella Martinez, Mike and Celia Casaus, Ernest and Jennie Casaus, Maida Casaus and Agneda Casaus. She leaves behind many other beloved nieces and nephews, grand and great-grand nieces and nephews, and many good friends, not least of which was her constant companion, her cockatiel Pretty Boy. Delia will be remembered for her beauty, generosity and kindness. Her ashes will be interred in the Abreu Family Cemetery at Philmont Ranch in Rayado, NM. Contact the family for details. In lieu of flowers a donation may be made to Kindred Spirits Animal Sanctuary 3749-A State Rd. 14, Santa Fe, NM 87508 (or on web-site). In lieu of flowers donations may be given in Delia's honor to. To view information or leave a condolence please visit www.danielsfuneral.com Daniels Family Funeral Services 7601 Wyoming Blvd NE Albuquerque, NM 87109 505-821-0010
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CLARK -- ROBERT PAUL Age 76, passed away Wednesday, May 23, 2012. To view information or leave a condolence, please visit: www.danielsfuneral.com Daniels Family Funeral Services 7601 Wyoming Blvd NE Albuquerque, NM 87109 505-821-0010
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CROOK -- PETE Age 78, of Albuquerque, NM, passed away on Thursday, May 24, 2012. Pete was born in Unionville, MO, on January 12, 1934. Pete is survived by Jo, his wife of 58 years; his three sons, Randy (Julie); David (Vickie); and Peter (Allison); 10 grandchildren; and 6 great-grandchildren; along with his mother, Helen Baldridge. Pete enlisted in the US Navy and served for 20 years, including the Korean War. He was an active deacon at Eastern Hills Baptist Church, a member of the Gideons, and loved serving the Lord and working with young people. Above all else, Pete loved the Lord and his family. He has left a legacy of faith that now spans four generations. Funeral services will be held at Eastern Hills on Tuesday, May 29, 2012 at 10:00 am. Interment will be at Santa Fe National Cemetery on June 1 at 9:45 am. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the International Mission Board or the Gideons International. Please visit our online guestbook for Pete at RememberTheirStory.com FRENCH 10500 Lomas Blvd. NE (505) 275-3500
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DAVIDSON -- REMMEL RAY "DAVE" Age 87, a resident of Albuquerque since 1954, died Monday, May 21, 2012. He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Mary R. Davidson of Albuquerque, NM; children, Lonnie D. Davidson and wife, Jan of Mansfield, TX, Rhnea Davidson Felty and husband, Bob of Marietta, GA, R. DeVon Davidson and wife, Marilyn of Manitou Beach, MI; Mitchell G. Davidson of Albuquerque and Leslie C. Davidson of Albuquerque; eight grandchildren, Kelly Perkins and husband, Brian, Lori Beth Thornton and husband, Michael, Amy Rhnea Felty, Jennifer M. Sims and husband, Alan, Rhonda Dixon and husband, Stephen, Troy Davidson, Harley Davidson, and David Davidson; great-grandchildren, Cade Fly, Brock Fly, Amber Perkins, Alice Rhnea Dixon, and Cayden Davidson; sister, Jo Loggins and husband of Melbourne, AR; and numerous other relatives and friends. Mr. Davidson was preceded in death by his parents, Roy E. and Betty Davidson and two brothers, Jim and Bill Davidson. Remmel was born in 1924 in Sage, AR and before graduating from high school entered the United States Navy, in which he proudly served during WWII. Upon returning from the war and while looking for a job, he met Mary in Tulsa, OK and they were married on May 24, 1947. After moving to Albuquerque, "Dave" worked in new and used car sales and later owned his own business, New Mexico Auto Auction. Remmel was a Free Mason and was a member of First Baptist Church of Albuquerque. He was a family man, loving his family very much and was always willing to help anyone in need. Remmel enjoyed fishing. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather and brother and will be deeply missed by all who knew him. Friends and family may visit French - University Chapel, Monday, May 28, 2012 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Services will be held on Tuesday, May 29, 2012, 11:00 a.m. at French - University Chapel. Interment will follow at Santa Fe National Cemetery, Santa Fe, NM with honors. Should friends desire, memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 10501 Montgomery Blvd NE Ste. 300, Albuquerque, NM 87111. Please visit our online guest book for Remmel at: www.RememberTheirStory.com FRENCH 1111 University Blvd NE 505-843-6333
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DEL CID -- CESARIO The family of Cesario Del Cid 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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DOMINA -- CHARLES The family of Charlie Domina, who passed away on March 10, 2012, would like to thank Charlie's friends, his colleagues, and his wonderful students for their extreme generosity to the Charlie Domina's Memorial Scholarship Fund. We were very proud to award a $4000.00 and a $1500.00 scholarship to two wonderful and deserving Del Norte High School seniors on May 16, 2012 at Del Norte HS. Charlie would not only be honored but astonished by the wonderful generosity. Thank you ALL!!! The Domina Family
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DOWNEY -- JONATHAN R. Age 45, passed away Sunday, May 20, 2012. He was born in Boston, MA on May 28, 1966. He lived in Columbia Maryland. During his childhood, he attended Wild Lake High School. In 1982 Jon moved with his family to Albuquerque, New Mexico where he attended Highland High School. After graduation Jonathan attended UNM which included a one year study in Spain. He graduated in 1988 with a BA degree, in Photo Journalism. In 2000 at Saint Francis College Jon earned a Master of Science degree as a Physician Assistant. He worked as a Physicians Assistant in El Paso, Texas for three years. Jonathan was employed by Sage Neuroscience Center. He is survived by his father, Robert Downey; brothers, Christopher Downey, James and his wife Michele Downey; nieces, Leah and Shannon. A Memorial Service will be Saturday, June 9, 2012 at Daniels Family Funeral Services Wyoming Chapel at 10:00 am. In lieu of flowers, donations may be given in Jonathan's honor to support either cancer or mental health programs. To view information or leave a condolence please visit: www.danielsfuneral.com Daniels Family Funeral Services 7601 Wyoming Blvd NE Albuquerque, NM 87109 505-821-0010
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DYBLE -- EDWARD TERRY Age 69, passed away Thursday, May 17, 2012. To view information or leave a condolence, please visit: www.danielsfuneral.com Daniels Family Funeral Services 7601 Wyoming Blvd NE Albuquerque, NM 87109 505-821-0010
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FOLKES -- BEVERLY D. Age 58, ascended to her Lord and Savior at University of Alabama Hospital in Birmingham, Alabama on Sunday, May 20, 2012, as the result of an aneurysm. She was born April 11, 1954, in Taylorville, Illinois. On September 16, 1972, she married Steve Folkes and they had four children together. As a military wife, she lived in many different places before settling in Hope Hull, Alabama. Beverly was devoted to her two dogs, Minnie P and Mimi. She was a member of the Methodist church and a lifelong giver to society and those in need. Her passion to help others led her to seize every opportunity to assist anyone in need. Survivors include her husband, Steve Folkes; their children, Melissa and her husband Geno Santistevan of Los Lunas, NM, Karen and her husband Chris Scales, of Los Lunas, NM, Erin and her husband Quinton Cook, of Rising Star TX, and Jennifer of Los Lunas, NM and her husband, Daniel Pierce. She is also survived by her five grandchildren: Christopher Scales, Josua Santistevan, Megan Pierce, Kilsin Scales, and Brayden Cook; as well as her mother, Norma Brookshire; her sisters, Loretta Law, Carol Dees, and Charlene Ray; her loving in-laws: Jeanne Moan, Bob and Carolyn Folkes, Jim and Tammy Brock, Tom and Arlene Folkes, and Cheryl Berry. She is also survived by many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and nephews. A celebration of her life will be held at 1:00 p.m., Sunday, May 27, at the United Methodist Church in Peralta, New Mexico. Relatives and friends are welcome at the service. Bev's desire was to ensure that life's basic needs were met, so in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are welcome and should be directed to any food bank in your area.
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GOODMAN -- ALBERT Age 87, he passed away on 5/23/2012. He is survived by three daughters, Doreen Goodman, Maura Taylor, and Gayle McBain; former wife Janice Goodman; and three stepchildren, Deborah, Robert, and Jeffery Spiegel. Dr. Goodman was born in New York City and earned a MS and PhD in Nuclear Physics at UNM. He was active in the community and Temple Albert. He was a long time employee of Sandia Laboratories. Dr. Goodman was also a co-founder of the Inventor's Club. Private services will be held in Portland, Oregon. Donations in his memory can be made to the Jewish Family Services Indigent Burial Fund.
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HAMRAH -- PETER JOSEPH was born February 8, 1952 and passed peacefully on May 9, 2012. Peter was preceded in death by his parents, Salim Boutrous and Edna Helen Aboussie Hamrah. Peter is survived by his children, Jennifer, Monique, Jonas and three grandchildren. Peter is survived by many first cousins and friends. A graveside memorial will be held at Sunset Memorial Park on Tuesday May 29, 2012 at 1:00pm prior to Endearment. Cremation by the Cremation Society of NM.
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HAMRICK -- JESSE NIXON III Born on December 10, 1946, died on Saturday, May 12, 2012 at home in Beaumont, CA with his loving wife of 25 years, Linda Burton Lee Hamrick, by his side, after a valiant battle against pancreatic cancer. He is survived by his son Jesse Nixon Hamrick IV; daughter-in-law Justine (Burgess) Hamrick; grandson Jesse Nixon Hamrick V, all of Garden Grove, CA; son Sean Burton Hamrick, of Las Vegas, NV; his sister Sandie Flammer Dalby; his brother Burton W. Hamrick and family of Victorville, CA; along with his three god-daughters, Francesca, Siobhan and Theodora Wicks, of Aliso Viejo, CA to whom he was also a father. He was preceded in death by his dear parents, Jesse Nixon Hamrick II, and June (Dorsett) Hamrick, of Bullhead City, AZ; along with his beloved in-laws, Nellie (Helen) Benson Burton and George William Thurwell Burton, formerly of Leeds, England and Bellflower, CA. Jesse graduated from Garden Grove HS, CA in 1965. He was General Manager to many successful car dealerships throughout his long career in Southern California and New Mexico. An avid golfer, who made his 1st Hole in One at the Willowick Golf Course in Orange County, Jesse charmed all those who met him with his wit, his instant humor, and his true compassion for others. He could growl like a bear; but with the heart of a true lion, at once tender, generous and loving. All of us who had the distinct pleasure of knowing him, are truly going to miss his support, his strength, his acute wisdom... and his growls. He lived life as all bright spirits do - to the fullest. Jesse Nixon Hamrick III is a true inspiration to those left behind; to live, truly live with passion. Donations may be made in his honor to the American Cancer Society. Please email: Linda.Hamrick@yahoo.com to offer most appreciated condolences.
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HENDERSON -- DALE Age 71, passed away on Tuesday May 22, 2012. Born on 12-4-1939 in Ottumwa, Iowa to the parents of Dale S. Henderson and Evelyne Viola Henderson of Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Dale is survived by his wife Alice Henderson (Carriker) of 50 years, of Albuquerque NM; daughters Ronda Deeds of Bellevue NE and Connie LaHair and husband Leonard of Albuquerque; sons Dale Jeffrey of Albuquerque, Shawn and wife Rachel of Albuquerque; five grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Dale is also survived by his brothers Dennis and his wife Joanne of Des Moines, Iowa, Rodney of Hiawatta, Iowa; sister Sondra Farrington and her husband Albert of Ceder Rapids, Iowa. Services will be held on Wednesday, May 30, 2012 at 2:15pm and 2:30pm with Air Force military honors at Santa Fe National Cemetery, 501 North Guadalupe Street.
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HOTCHKISS -- ROBERT Born December 9, 1928. Beloved husband of Nancy, loving father to Robert (Sharon), Alan (Pam), Christopher (Jane) and Sarah (Mike), and adoring grandfather, passed away peacefully with his family present on May 24, 2012. He is survived by his sons, Robert, Alan and Christopher, and daughter, Sarah and their families. Per his request, no services will be held. In lieu of flowers, a donation to the American Cancer Society is appreciated.
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JARAMILLO -- JOE PETE The Family wishes to express their sincere gratitude to all relatives and friends who were so kind and supportive during this time. Your kindness will always be remembered. Those who wish to express their condolences may do so at: www.danielsfuneral.com Daniels Family Funeral Services Alameda Mortuary 9420 Fourth Street NW Albuquerque, NM 87114 505-898-3160
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JOHNSTON -- DOROTHY BEHAN Age 87, passed away on the evening of May 19, 2012. Dorothy was born to Agnes and Francis Behan, the eldest of their two children. She is survived by her two children, David Johnston and Julie Groneman, and two grandchildren, Tara and Ian Groneman. She is preceded in death by her husband of 68 years, Bill Johnston, and her brother, Francis Behan Jr. Dorothy grew up on a farm near Sabula, Iowa with her parents and younger brother, Bud. She loved to tell stories about her life on the farm and how she used to ride a horse to school. Dorothy took school very seriously and graduated high school as Salutatorian. Her parents, very progressive and forward thinking, thought that she ought to go to college so that she would never have to depend on anyone for her living. So after high school, Dorothy enrolled at Iowa State University, where she received her bachelor's degree in Child Development with a minor in Chemistry. During WWII, Iowa State was used to house recruits in transit and there she met her future husband, a Navy recruit on his way to Florida. They were engaged after two weeks and she moved down to Florida and got a job in a dime store to be closer to him. When the war ended, she and her husband, Bill, moved to Bozeman, Montana. Dorothy ran the nursery school at Montana State University while Bill finished his Master's and Ph.D. coursework, a job that allowed her to provide for the household and still look after their two young children, David and Julie. Bill soon got a job working for the AEC and the family had to move around a lot. They lived in Idaho Falls, Maryland, and then finally moved to Albuquerque in 1963, where they stayed. Dorothy left her job at the nursery school and became a full-time wife and homemaker who volunteered with the Girl Scouts, PEO, and various church organizations. Dorothy was a sharp, opinionated, but very proper lady who loved to host Bridge games and work crosswords and puzzles. She was a warm, caring wife, mother and grandmother who gave her full help and support to those she was closest to. She continued to volunteer for PEO and her church groups into her early 70s. She liked to garden and sew and was fond of attending the Santa Fe Opera and musicals at Popejoy Hall with her husband, daughter, and grandchildren. She liked traveling and spent much of her golden years with her husband out at their cabin near Bluewater Lake. Dorothy was dearly loved by her family and friends and is sorely missed. 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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LOPEZ -- ABENICIO RAFAEL (BENNY) age 88, a resident of Socorro, beloved husband, father and grandfather died in Albuquerque on Tuesday, May 22, 2012 after an extended illness. Ben was born on March 15, 1924 to Nemesia Maria (Armijo) and Martin Lopez, Jr. in Polvadera, New Mexico. He was preceded in death by his parents; his sister Margo Thompson; brothers Benny and Tranquilino Lopez; son Carl Lopez; and daughter Angelina Margret Lopez-Littell. He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Angelina (Griego) Lopez of Socorro; sons Martin III and wife Elizabeth of Albuquerque, Ralph and wife Linda of Birmingham, Alabama; many grandchildren; great-grandchildren; and many nieces, nephews, relatives, and friends. Ben was a 1941 graduate of Socorro High School and entered New Mexico Tech at age 17 where he studied mining engineering. He is a civil engineering alumnus of the University of New Mexico and University of Oklahoma. Ben's college education was interrupted by World War II, when he enlisted in the U.S. Army and fought with the 103rd Division, 411th Infantry "Cactus Division" in the European Campaign, including battles at Ardennes, Rhineland, Central Europe, and the Battle of the Bulge where he was awarded three Bronze Stars with Valor Device for bravery in combat. After receiving an honorable discharge Ben worked as a civil engineer with the State of New Mexico and Susquehanna Engineering, where his profession took him throughout New Mexico, Iowa, Wyoming, Utah, South Dakota, and Texas. He later retired from engineering in 1959 and returned to his hometown of Socorro where he owned and operated White's Auto Store on California Street for many years. Known by many as "Mr. White" he continued his business endeavors with Lopez Home and Auto and Kimo Self Storage until his death. Ben was a long time member of San Miguel Catholic Church where he served as an altar boy in his youth. He was an active member of the Knights of Columbus (59 years), Veterans of Foreign Wars, and American Legion Post 64. A Socorro businessman for over 53 years, he sponsored youth baseball teams and was a Socorro High School athletic and band booster throughout his life. An avid Lobo Basketball fan, he traveled for years with his father, sons, and friends to every home game. He was a loving husband, father and grandfather. He stressed education and entrepreneurship to his children and grandchildren. All of his children and grandchildren attended college. He was an intelligent, generous, loving, gregarious man who enjoyed reading, conversation, and meeting people. The family wishes to extend their heartfelt thanks and appreciation to the doctors, nurses, chaplain, and staff at the Albuquerque V.A. Hospital, especially Dr. Heidi Jochem who patiently treated our father through his final days. A Rosary will be recited on Monday, May 28, 2012 at 7:00 p.m. at San Miguel Catholic Church in Socorro. A Mass of Resurrection will be celebrated at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, May 29, 2012 by Father Andrew Pavlak as Celebrant at the San Miguel Church. Interment will follow in the San Miguel Catholic Cemetery with full military honors. Pallbearers are: Michael "Trinky" Lopez; Chris Lopez; Martin Lopez, IV; Jonathan Lopez; Michael Silva; and Paul Silva; Honorary pallbearers are: Alisa Lopez; Erin Lopez; Audrey Littell; Hayden Lopez; Caine Lopez; and Greg Ortega. To view information or leave a condolence, please visit: www.danielsfuneral.com Ben's care has been entrusted to: Daniels Family Funeral Services 309 Garfield St Socorro, NM 87801 575-835-1530
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LUCERO -- ERLINDA E. Age 67, a resident of Rio Rancho, NM passed away on Saturday, May 19, 2012. Visitation will be from 9:00 a.m. until 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, May 29, 2012 in the Riverside Funeral Home Chapel with a Funeral Service to follow at 11:00 a.m. A Committal Service will follow at 1:30 p.m. at Santa Fe National Cemetery. Please visit www.riversidefunerals.com to sign Mrs. Lucero's online guest register. Arrangements by: Riverside Funeral Home of Albuquerque 225 San Mateo Blvd. NE 764-9663
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MCKINLEY -- EILEEN JEANETTE Age 91, passed away Wednesday, May 23, 2012. To view information or leave a condolence, please visit www.danielsfuneral.com Daniels Family Funeral Services 7601 Wyoming Blvd NE Albuquerque, NM 87109 505-821-0010
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MESSER -- ROSE Born April 1, 1916, passed away peacefully on May 23 at the age of 96 with her loving granddaughter by her side. Born in Manhattan, NY, Rose was the only child of the late Anna Weiss and stepfather, Leb Mandel. She was a secretary for many years at the NY Public Library and avid world traveler. Rose relocated from Brooklyn to Albuquerque, NM for her retirement. Rose loved to throw dinner parties for her friends to show photos and discuss her experiences from such destinations as Afghanistan, Vietnam, Greece, Iran, China, Russia, and India. She loved spending time with her family and especially enjoyed visits from her great-grandchildren, Kyle and Megan. She also enjoyed playing bridge, crossword puzzles and matching wits with those around her. She was predeceased by her ex-husband, Harry Messer; her daughter, Martha Czerwinski. She leaves behind a granddaughter, Roberta Steele, with great-grandchildren, Kyle and Megan, and a grandson, Joseph Czerwinski with great-grandsons, Jason and Ethan. Special thanks to all her caregivers including the staff at LVL, Anita and Lindsay, the staff at Presbyterian Hospital, Hospice and to Kyle and Megan. Contributions in lieu of flowers may be made to the ASPCA at: www.aspca.org/donate or the Salvation Army at: www.salvationarmyusa.org. Services will be private. 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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MEYERSON -- BARBARA A. Age 84, a resident of Rio Rancho, NM since 1991, passed away Thursday, May 24, 2012. She was preceded in death by her husband, Daniel Meyerson in 1989. She is survived by her brother, Robert Tobias; children, George Meyerson and wife Peggy of Rio Rancho, NM, Barbara Ayers of Ft. Lauderdale, FL; four grandchildren, Craig Compton and wife Terri, Melisha Dushane and husband Laurence, George Meyerson, Jr., Claire Meyerson; eight great-grandchildren, Danielle, Dominique, Nicholas, Corey, Victoria, Dominic, Alexander, and Vincent. Barbara was born May 17, 1928 in New York City to Sol and Hermine (Sternberg) Tobias. She finished high school early and went on to complete her undergraduate and master's degrees. Barbara chose a career path in public education where she taught for 42 years until her retirement. She loved to travel and she gave back by volunteering in many ways. One example is how she started as a den mother in Cub Scouts when her grandson, Craig got involved. Barbara continued as a den parent even after Craig was no longer in Boy Scouts. When Barbara moved to Rio Rancho, she began volunteering as a receptionist at City Hall. She was famous for her New Years Day party when she opened her home to many family and friends. She was known for being a "spirited" lady with a generous heart. As a teacher, she was strict on one hand while being generous on the other. A Visitation was held from 3:00pm to 5:00pm, Saturday, May 26, 2012 at Daniels Family Funeral Services, Sara Road Family Room, 4310 Sara Road SE, Rio Rancho, NM. A Final Visitation will be held from 10:00am to 11:00am with the Funeral Service following at 11:00 am, on Sunday, May 27, 2012, at Daniels Family Funeral Services, Sara Road Chapel, 4310 Sara Road SE, Rio Rancho, NM. Entombment to follow at Vista Verde Memorial Park, 4310 Sara Road SE, Rio Rancho, NM. To view information or leave a condolence please visit www.danielsfuneral.com Daniels Family Funeral Services 4310 Sara Road SE Rio Rancho, NM 87124
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MONTANO -- ALEX R. age 70, a resident of Albuquerque, passed away on May 25, 2012. Mr. Montano is survived by his beloved wife of forty one years, Flora; daughter, Dianne Montano; son, Alex R. Montano Jr.; sisters, Dolores Barros and husband, Bill, Esther Montoya, Margaret Garcia, and Helen Martinez; brothers, Gilbert Montano and wife, Ruby, Lawrence Montano, and Vincent Montano, Jr.; grandchildren, Janelle, Alex III, and Jeremiah; his best friend, Rudy Sanchez and family; and many other extended family members. Mr. Montano was preceded in death by his parents, Vicente and Annie Montano. Visitation will be at Our Lady of the Most Holy Rosary Catholic Church, 5415 Fortuna, NW from 9:45 a.m. until 10:15 a.m., Thursday, May 31, 2012 with a Rosary to be recited at 10:15 a.m.; Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated following the Rosary at 11:00 a.m. Interment will be at Mt. Calvary Cemetery on Friday, June 1, 2012, at 2:00 p.m. Pallbearers will be Janelle Martinez, Alex Montano III, Johnny Barros, Rudy Sanchez, Sam Varela, and Rusty Varela. Honorary pallbearer will be Jeremiah Ortiz. Please visit www.gabaldonmortuaryinc.com to sign the online guestbook. Arrangements by: Gabaldon Mortuary Inc. 1000 Old Coors Dr. 243-7861
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NESS -- ERIK LEROY Age 57, a long time native New Mexico newsman, passed away on May 12. He was born and raised in Alamogordo, New Mexico during the height of the Space Race. Both parents, Carl and Marie Ness were involved in that endeavor. He graduated from Alamogordo High School in 1972, learning from teachers who inspired him to be a writer. His memory of seeing the Wonderful World of Disney in color on television also sparked an acute interest in radio and television broadcasting. He attended the University of New Mexico until his brains grew in, and he was lured by the smell of alfalfa and a really good journalism department to New Mexico State University. At NMSU he was part of their legendary film program under the direction of Dr. Orville Wanzer, and produced a long series of black and white and color films. While attending NMSU he worked as operations manager for radio station KGRT and was one of the founders of campus radio station, KNMS, "Ozone Ranger Radio". He also served as a news stringer for Albuquerque news stations, KOB, KOAT, and KGGM and was a southern New Mexico correspondent for 50,000 watt KKOB radio. Outside of journalism Erik worked on over 100 political campaigns including the position of press secretary for Attorney General of New Mexico. After graduating from NMSU he worked as news director for KDQQ and KKOB radio as news reporter and anchorman. In 1981 he went to work for New Mexico Farm Bureau as their director of communications and media relations, where he was twice recognized as the nation's most effective agriculture public relations spokesman as well as the recipient of numerous national awards for broadcast commentary, broadcast features, and broadcast news productions. In addition, he received many awards for his print writing skills and unusual "wordsmithing". He also worked for the American Farm Bureau Federation as a national broadcast commentator on the groundbreaking radio show "Insight!". Many of Erik's commentaries were used by Paul Harvey on his ABC broadcast. He served as president of New Mexico Press Club and the Advertising Federation of Southern New Mexico. He also served as a board member of Cowboys for Cancer Research. He retired from the New Mexico Farm Bureau in 2010 but continued to write columns for the National Farm Bureau in addition to media consulting for the Elephant Butte Irrigation District. Erik was an award winning song writer and music producer and recording artist. He worked with many of the nation's leading songwriters and bands in the southwest and Nashville. He's the winner of the American Collegiate Talent Search (ACTS) which was judged by singer/songwriter Michael Martin Murphy. At that time he and Murphy became close friends, collaborators, conspirators, calculators in the world of cowboy and country music. He was able to travel with Murphy all over the country and experience all sides of music and show business world. Erik and Murph just finished their latest song together, "Law and Order on the Border". Most of Erik's recording was done at the legendary studio, Goldust, in Las Cruces, New Mexico under the tutelage of recording engineer and producer, Emmett Brooks. Erik was preceded in death by his parents, Carl and Marie Ness of Alamogordo. He is survived by his wife of 20 years, Sharon Sumner; sons, Erik and Garrett of the family home; daughter, Emily Gaffney, husband, Thomas and grandson, Connor of Albuquerque; sisters, Caryl Ann Gutheinz and husband, Lee of Albuquerque, Linda Gulley and husband, Jim of Alamogordo. A Life Celebration was held on May 18th in Las Cruces. Please sign Erik's online guestbook at: www.lapaz-grahams.com
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PEREA -- NADINE J. born on July 11, 1985 passed away on May 25, 2012 at the age of 26. Please visit Nadine's online memorial book at www.salazarandsonsmortuary.com Services have been entrusted to Salazar & Sons Mortuary 400 3rd Street SW
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PEREZ -- FERNANDO Fernando found peace with the Lord on Wednesday, May 23, 2012. He is survived by his mother, Lydia Oaxaca and husband, Luis; father, Abel Hernandez; sisters: Monique Perez, Laura Patricia Hernandez; brother, Christian Hernandez; grandmas: Monserrate Quezada and Olivia Perez; the Quezada and Perez families and numerous extended family members and friends. Life Celebration Service will be held Tuesday at 10:00 a.m. at Casa del Rey, 2500 Corona Dr. NW 87120. Please visit Fernando'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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PLAKE-CONANT -- THERESA LYNN Age 50, passed away on Sunday, May 6, 2012 in her home at Walla Walla, WA. from a battle with cancer. Theresa was preceded in death by her three sons, Adam, Michael, and James Conant, buried together in Albuquerque, NM. She was also preceded in death by her father, Raymond Plake and her sister Karen Region. She is survived by her loving boyfriend David Arnold; her mother Maxine Plake; her brother Terry Plake and family, her brother Larry Plake and family, her brother Gary Plake and family; her sister Raelene Douglas and family; and her brother-in-law Will Region and family. Theresa was born on October 3, 1961 and raised in Albuquerque, N.M. She loved spending time outdoors and recently spent a week with David in Wallowa, OR. David's loving dedication is an inspiration to us all and we are very grateful for his presence. Theresa was also blessed by her loving friends, Erica Swingholme Mireles and the hospice team for their wonderful care and kindness. Her remains were cared for by Funeral and Cremation Care in Bellingham, WA. with her wishes to be cremated and buried with her sons in Albuquerque, NM. Though our time on this earth with Theresa and her boys was cut short, the beautiful memories we share will be treasured forever by those who knew and loved them. Rest in peace dear Theresa, God's Angels have carried you to be with your precious children forever. We love you!
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RICE -- WALTER H. JR. Age, 74, of Albuquerque, passed away suddenly in March. He was born and raised in Washington, D.C. He is survived by his daughter Adrianne Martin and husband Paul; grandchildren Sabian Rice and Alexander Martin; his brother William Rice; nephews Glenn and Michael Rice; and the entire family of Ralph and Edna Dixon. The life that he appreciated so deeply included golfing, staying fit and healthy and travelling. His professional life included two years in the United States Coast Guard, two years in the F. B. I. and 25 years of teaching. A Memorial Service will be held at 10:00 am on Tuesday, May 29, 2012 at Monzano Del Sol, 5201 Roma Ave. NE, 87108. CREMATION SOCIETY OF NM 1935 Juan Tabo Blvd. NE (505) 323-9000
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RICHARDS -- JOHNNY R. Big Dad as his family knew him, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, May 22, 2012 and is in the arms of our Lord, at the age of 91. He had a great life and leaves behind his wonderful wife, Beth, whom he spent 66 years of marriage. John had a sister, Donna Welch of Washington State; 11 children, Cathy Strom, Ronny, Gary, Robby, Kenny, Happy, Steve, Chris, Mary Beth Weiland, Jeff and Scott; 21 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Big Dad was a proud man who served his country as a highly decorated pilot in the Air Force, earning the Distinguished Service Cross during WWII. After the war, he entered civilian life as a general contractor, commercial fisherman, fire chief of Jemez Springs, owner and CEO of NM Chemical Corporation, Rancher in Santa Rosa and land developer at Conchas Lake. Among his passions he was a life member of the American Legion in Jemez Springs, member of the 8th Air Force Historical Society, member of the P-38 Pilots Association and a member of the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation. When he wasn't raising kids and working, he loved to fish, hunt and play with his boats and other toys. The Rosary will be recited Wednesday, May 30, 2012, 7:00 p.m., at French - Lomas Chapel, with Budd and Jane Hoff reciting. Mass will be celebrated Thursday, May 31, 2012, 8:30 a.m., at Our Lady of Annunciation, 2621 Vermont NE, with Monsignor Bennett J. Voorhies as celebrant. Interment will take place at Santa Fe National Cemetery at a later date. We would like to thank the great staff and volunteers at the VA Hospital in Albuquerque, and his coffee buddies, who always provided that first good laugh in the morning. In lieu of flowers we ask that you make a donation to the El Ranchitos De Los Ninos at elranchitonm.org. Please visit our online guest book for Big Dad at: www.RememberTheirStory.com FRENCH 10500 Lomas Blvd NE 505-275-3500
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ROBERTSON -- VERDIE MAE CHILDRESS A longtime resident of Mountainair and Edgewood, New Mexico, Verdie was called home by the Lord on Monday, May 21, 2012 at the age of 84. She was a member of Valley View Christian Church in Edgewood, the Stanley Union Church and was associated with the Little Britches Rodeo Association. Verdie is survived by her husband of 45 years, George Robertson; as well as numerous other family members and friends who loved and will miss her greatly. A Graveside Funeral Service was held at the Stanley Cemetery on Thursday, May 24, 2012 at 2:00 pm. Pastor John Nash will officiate. In lieu of flowers, please make memorial contributions to the Stanley Union Church, PO Box 1, Stanley, NM, 87056. Arrangements by Direct Funeral Services, 2919 4th St. NW. ABQ. 505-343-8008.
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ROBLES -- MARIAELENA Age 38, went home to be with the Lord on May 17, 2012. She left quietly and peacefully with both mom (Connie Meza) and dad (James Tomlinson), and loving aunt, Maria Armendariz, by her side. Mariaelena touched many lives beyond the boundaries of her large family. Always willing to help and give you the shirt off her back, she will best be remembered for her gentle soul, huge heart, and generous nature. As a member of a huge family, many aunts, uncles, cousins, friends, grandfather, and parents survive Mariaelena. A Rosary will be held on June 1st, at 7:00 pm, at Prince of Peace, 12500 Carmel NE, Albuquerque, NM 87122. Memorial services are scheduled for June 2nd, 10:00 am, with reception to follow right after. If love could have saved you, you would have lived forever. Rest in peace, sweetheart, until we meet again. Love, Mom and Dad
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SAIZ -- CHRISTOPHER DANIEL The family of Christopher Daniel Saiz 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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SAMS -- FRANCES J. Age 79, of Greeley, Colo. and formerly of Carlsbad, N.M., for 57 years, passed away at her son's home on May 21, 2012 in Albuquerque, N.M., with family by her side after courageously fighting non-Hodgkin's lymphoma for over 14 years. Tribute: Born in Arp, Texas, to Hardy Y. and Ova K. Stroud. She married James D. Sams in 1949 in Paris, Ark. They were married for 56 years. The Sams moved to Carlsbad, N.M., in 1950. While Frances worked several different jobs throughout her lifetime her main focus in life was raising her children. Sports were the highlight of Frances' and James' lives. She played and coached softball for many years. She was an avid Cavegirls' softball supporter and volunteer. "I've gone through the Arts and Crafts, the sewing when the kids were still home, then the painting. I've painted "Cavegirls", the name of our high school softball team, on just about everything from clothing, softball caps, uniforms, bags and rocks." She is survived by: Three sons, James R. Sams and wife Grace - Tucson, Ariz., Richard H. Sams and Georginna - Midland, Texas, Don K Sams - Albuquerque; one daughter, Carol Wohlfahrt and husband Guy - Greeley, Colo.; two brothers-in-law, Dalton Sams Jr. - Fayetteville, Ark., Charles Woolley - Fayetteville, Ark.; sister-in-law, Darlene Howard - Roland, Okla.; four grandchildren, Andrew Sams - Midland, Texas, Christopher Sams and wife Moani - Stafford, Va., Chandal Bass and husband Daniel- Platteville, Colo., Britta Wohlfahrt - Greeley, Colo.; and three great-grandchildren, Logan Sams - Midland, Texas, Ayden and Axton Bass - Platteville, Colo. She is also survived by several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in Death by: Her husband, James Sams; her parents, Hardy Y. and Ova Stroud; husband's parents, Dalton and Eva Sams; brothers, Lethal Ray Stroud and Robert Hartsell Stroud; sister, Shirley Yeager; sister-in-law, Shirley Woolley; brother-in-law, Monty Howard. Services: No immediate services will be planned. A Celebration of Life for the family will occur mid-summer at Wolf Creek Pass. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the James D. Sams softball scholarship fund through the Carlsbad Foundation (575-887-1131). Expressions of sympathy to be shared with the family can be sent to: 214 N 43rd Avenue, Greeley, CO 80634. To view an online obituary, sign the family guestbook and send condolences, go to: www.currentargus.com
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SANCHEZ -- CLEO was born on August 5, 1939 in Albuquerque, NM and passed away Monday, May 21, 2012 at the age of 72. Cleo was preceded in death his parents, Juan and Amadita Sanchez; two sisters Pauline and Flora Kriske; and brother Richard Sanchez. He is survived by his sisters, Ruth Docker and Ruby Sanchez; brothers, Leroy Sanchez and Juanito Sanchez; daughter, Sandra Castellano; two grandsons, Eric and Steven Castellano; numerous nieces and nephews, as well as other family and friends who loved and will miss him. Arrangements by Direct Funeral Services, 2919 4th ST. ABQ 505-343-8008.
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SANDOVAL -- ALFONSO B. age 80, passed away peacefully early Thursday, May 17, 2012 at his home in Placitas. Alfonso was an Air Force officer, fighter pilot and Korean war era veteran. He was born May 8, 1932 in a rural northern New Mexico homestead of Carrizo to J. Ramon and M. Amalia Sandoval. His life journey moved him and his family to Aztec NM to attend Aztec High School where he was an undefeated golden gloves boxer. After high school Al attended the University of New Mexico where Al was admitted into the Air Force Pilot Cadet Program. After a honorable discharge Alfonso returned to UNM and earned a BS in Electrical Engineering and there met Oma Erlinda Sanchez, who became his wife on April 16th of 1960. Al went onto a successful career with General Electric both domestically and internationally before returning to New Mexico. During the course of his life he owned a flight school, was head of LULAC, was an active Civil Air Patrol pilot and contributor to the Hispanic community in both education and culture through board level leadership. His love of the Spanish language was reinforced in his free time as a Spanish linguist and heavy reader of Spanish Poetry. He was a beloved father and husband who will be greatly missed by all he touched. Alfonso is survived by his wife Oma; three sons Ernest and wife Marnie, Carlos and wife Jane, and Daniel and wife Andrea Sandoval; ten grandchildren; one brother, Samuel Sandoval of Kearns UT; and three sisters Viola Briones of Farmington NM, Julia Romero of Las Vegas NV, and Norleen Boshko of Las Vegas NV. A memorial celebration of Alfonso's life will be held at the Oasis Family Church in Albuquerque NM on Tuesday, June 12th at 2:00pm. To leave your condolences, memories or thoughts, please visit: www.alfonso-b-sandoval.forevermissed.com
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SATREN -- RHEA LEVINSON Age 88, a resident of Albuquerque for one year, formerly of Baltimore, MD passed away Wednesday, May 23, 2012. She is survived by her daughter, Leslie Ann Pivar and husband, Neil D. Pivar, MD; granddaughters, Jessica Beth Pivar of Denver, CO, and Hannah Jayne Beker and husband, Yonatan Becker of Washington, DC. Mrs. Satren was preceded in death by her first husband, Jacques Silvers; second husband, Irving Satren; and son, William Alan Silvers. Rhea was a member of Congregation Albert. Cremation has taken place. Should friends desire, memorial contributions may be made to Congregation Albert, 3800 Louisiana NE, 87110. Please visit our online guest book for Rhea at: www.RememberTheirStory.com FRENCH 1111 University Blvd NE 505-843-6333
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SHARP -- LOWELL EVERETT Age 92, a resident of Albuquerque since 1947, died peacefully Monday, May 21, 2012. He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Bettye Sharp; as well as many cousins; in-laws; nieces and nephews. Mr. Sharp was preceded in death by his father, John Everett Sharp, and his mother, Bessie Mabel Nott Sharp. Born in Council Grove, Kansas, Mr. Sharp grew up on a farm and served in the U.S. Navy during WWII. He was an employee of Sandia Corporation and later the owner of Central Trailer Supply in Albuquerque. An avid race fan of Indy and NASCAR circuits, he was a board member for Unser Racing Museum. He also liked to rebuild cars and go fishing. Mr. Sharp was an uncle, advisor, and help to many family members and friends over the years. Memorial Services will be held Wednesday, May 30, 2012, 2:00 p.m. at French - Lomas Chapel. Interment will be at a later date at the Santa Fe National Cemetery. For friends who wish, memorial contributions may be made to the Salvation Army. Please visit our online guestbook for Lowell Everett Sharp at www.RememberTheirStory.com. FRENCH 10500 Lomas Blvd. NE (505) 275-3500
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SMITH -- JUANITA J. Age 86, a long time resident of Albuquerque went home to be with our Lord after a long illness on May 22, 2012. Juanita was born June 10, 1925, in Grand Valley, Oklahoma. She was one of eight children born to Edgar and Bertha Garner. Juanita was preceded in death by her husband Tom B. Smith. She is survived by her only daughter Nancy and husband Gary Finley; two grandchildren she adored, Heather Konidaris of Avon, Colorado and Garth Finley of Albuquerque. Juanita was an outstanding homemaker who was a wonderful baker and cook. She made the most wonderful bread and yeast rolls that would melt in your mouth and her German Chocolate Cake everyone loved! She was a member of the San Pedro Church of Christ and later, Sombre del Monte Christian Church. "You fought a good fight, you finished the race, and you kept the faith". "Well done thou good and faithful servant". Cremation has taken place and interment will be at the Santa Fe National Cemetery. A Celebration of Life will be held on Thursday, June 14, at 10:30 am in the Marion K. Van Devanter Chapel at the Rehabilitation Center of Albuquerque (5900 Forest Hills NE). The family extends their sincere and heartfelt gratitude to the staff of the Rehabilitation Center of Albuquerque, Ambercare Hospice and those who visited Juanita. A special thanks to Joan and her therapy dog Drake who comforted Juanita and her family in her last days of life. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her name to Albuquerque Christian Children's Home, at 5700 Winter Haven Rd NW, Albuquerque, NM 87120 or www.acch4kids.org
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STRECH -- ARTHUR DAN Father of Julie Strech, Danna Strech Manganaro and Doug Strech, was a master joker, a smart man, an avid reader, history buff, lover of the ocean, the California redwoods, any back country, the color orange, and his three kids. He possessed a clarity with which he helped us navigate our own lives. Born in Denver to Nadine and Clifford Strech, he graduated from Highland High School in Albuquerque in 1960 and was married for 15 years to Connie Wagoner. Dan's life-long career was in real estate and he lived in California for the last 30 years. He was largely a solitary man. We'd like to express our gratitude to everyone who has supported us in coping with this loss. He was loved, is honored in death and survived by his three children; three grandchildren, Jens Strech, Jax Strech and Cooper Manganaro. He died on 19 May 2012.
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TOPPIN -- TERRI L. COLONEL USAF RET. On behalf of the Toppin Family we would like to thank you all who attended her services and celebrated her life with us. We, the family, cherish your thoughts and prayers that we have received during this very difficult time. FRENCH 10500 Lomas Blvd NE 505-275-3500
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TRUJILLO -- JULIA age 91, a resident of Albuquerque, passed away on May 24, 2012. Mrs. Trujillo is survived by her daughters, Mary Lou Wise and fiance, George, and Della Faye Armijo and husband, Arthur; sisters, Sofie Martinez, Elsie Montoya, and Mary Romero and husband, Rudy; grandchildren, Lisa, Alex, David, James, Samantha, John, and Dominic; seven great-grandchildren; many great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces, and nephews. Visitation will be Wednesday, May 30, 2012 from 12:30 p.m. until 1:00 p.m. in the Gabaldon Memorial Chapel with a Funeral Service at 1:00 p.m. Interment will follow at San Jose de Armijo Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Alex Chris Romero, Art Armijo, Harvey Aragon Jr., Alejandro Aragon, Emanuel Aragon, and George. 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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TRUJILLO -- ROSINALDO (OBAIDO) Age 82, passed away Wednesday, May 23, 2012. To view information or leave a condolence, please visit www.danielsfuneral.com Daniels Family Funeral Services 7601 Wyoming Blvd NE Albuquerque, NM 87109 505-821-0010
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TUTTLE -- ESTHER Esther Ingebore Aslaksen, 83, a long time resident of Albuquerque, passed away Thursday, May 17, 2012. Esther was an aide with APS, retiring from Valley High School. She was preceded in death by her husband, Richard. She is survived by daughter, Astrid Winegar, husband Robert and their daughters, Chloe Winegar-Garrett and husband, Troy and Callista Winegar; daughter Ellen Sturmer and husband, Mark. In lieu of flowers, donations may be given in Esther's honor to the American Diabetes Association. Special thanks go to the patient and caring staff at Casa Palo Duro - we are so grateful Esther was able to spend her final years with you. To view information or leave a condolence please visit: www.danielsfuneral.com Daniels Family Funeral Services 1100 Coal Ave SE Albuquerque, NM 87106 505-842-8800
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VALENCIA -- LEROY G. Age 74, died peacefully at his home in Albuquerque, NM on May 23rd. He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Lupita C. Valencia; and his three sons, Leroy Martin Valencia, Richard P. Valencia, and Anthony G. Valencia. He was also survived by his daughter-in-law Melissa E. Valencia; and two grandchildren Gavin M. and Miranda E. Valencia. Along with eight siblings, Corrine Marquez, Irene Archuleta, Dorothy Jiron, Rosie Sierra, Carol Serna, Peggy Valencia, Jimmy Valencia, and Mike Valencia. A Funeral Mass will be held at 9am on Tuesday, May 29, 2012 at Santuario de San Martin, with a brief reception to follow at the church.
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WEBB -- CLARICE MONRAH The Family wishes to express their sincere gratitude to all relatives and friends who were so kind and supportive during this time. Your kindness will always be remembered. Those who wish to express their condolences may do so at: www.danielsfuneral.com Daniels Family Funeral Services 3113 Carlisle Blvd NE Albuquerque, NM 87110 505-884-1188
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WEIDNER -- DEBORAH ANN 39, a resident of Albuquerque, went to be with our Lord Monday, May 21, 2012. She was a beloved employee of Dion's Pizza Company. Deborah was preceded in death by her father, John Franklin Thomas. She is survived by her husband, Jeremy Ely Weidner of Albuquerque, NM; daughter, Meadow Leigh Weidner; mother, Fay Thomas; niece of the residence, Valerie Miller; sister, Linda (Norman) Smith; niece, Teaghan Smith; nephew, Emery Smith; sister, Cynthia (Michael) Miller; niece, Rebecca Miller of MO; brother, John W. (Penny) Thomas. Memorial Services were held on May 26, 2012, 10:00 am at Grace Baptist Chapel, 12201 Comanche Rd NE, with Rev. Curtis Brown officiating. Please visit our online guest book for Deborah at www.RememberTheirStory.com. FRENCH 1111 University Blvd NE 505-843-6333
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WEIDNER -- MIRIAM D. Of 1521 Dartmouth Drive NE was born June 11, 1927 in Fresno, California and went to be with her Lord on May 23, 2012 at age 84 in her home in Albuquerque. She is one of nine children of Reverend Eli T. and Phoebe R. Martinez. She is survived by her husband, Kenneth; her four children, Scott, Carol, Douglas and Keith; five grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and her remaining siblings, Charlotte, Phoebe, Hiram and Sylvia. Miriam attended Albuquerque High School, McCurdy Mission School in Espanola, NM and Howard Payne University. She worked at Rainbow Bread prior to joining Sandia National Labs where she met and married Kenneth Weidner in 1952. She left her position at Sandia to begin a family and spend more time in service to her Lord and church. Throughout her life, Miriam dedicated her life to Christian Ministry. She touched the lives of countless people with her talent as a musician. In her service to the church she served as pianist and organist for over 60 years. During that time Miriam also taught Sunday school, vacation bible school, and volunteered for special mission activities of the church. She played for women's softball teams for many years, primarily as pitcher. Her loving and unselfish nature was extended to others beyond her blood and church families. She opened her heart and home to foreign students from all over the world. She mentored them on our cultural differences, supported their educational activities, and showed them many of New Mexico's top sightseeing and historical destinations. Her many friends and her large family will miss her dearly. Services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, May 29, 2012 at French - Lomas Chapel. Please visit our online guest book for Miriam at: www.RememberTheirStory.com FRENCH 10500 Lomas Blvd. NE 505-275-3500
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WHEELER -- LLOYD N. 72, of Roswell, NM passed away Saturday May 19, 2012. Cremation has taken place and a private family service will be held at a later date. Please visit Lloyd's online register book at www.salazarandsonsmortuary.com Salazar & Sons Mortuary 400 3rd Street SW Albuquerque, NM 87102 505-247-4124
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WOOD -- ANDRUE VALERIO 2008 - 2012 aka "Monkey", flew to heaven on Thursday, May 17, while held in his mommy's and daddy's devoted arms, at the age of four. "Monkey" was a true super hero and could always be seen wearing one of his many different capes, but always preferred batman. He loved toast (don't forget the butter), and sleepytime tea. He always found comfort in backrubs and chewing on socks, (yes it's true, clean or dirty!), and if you didn't know, Andrue would tell you, "a pizza and baby soda costs only seven bucks." We will miss being called "Phaty" and having "boogies" on our shirts, but we know our super hero is an angel flying high in the heavens, watching us down below and living in our hearts. He will be missed forever, and loved always. Andrue was preceded in death by Robert and Bobby Lopez, Dennis Butcher; Rosarito Sanchez; and Trudy Harwood. He is survived by his loving and devoted parents, Chelsea Lopez and Christian Wood, who were chosen by God to share our miracle baby from the beginning, who changed so many lives; as well as his grandparents James and Amy Lopez, Andrea "Andie" Johnsen Lopez, Paul and Tamara Wood; great-grandparents, Lydia Lopez, and Bob and Diane Johnsen; aunts, Rosarito Wood, Michaela Wood, Abby Lopez, and Maesyn Lopez; uncles, Justin Lopez, Christopher Wood, Jude Lopez, and Jericho Lopez; loved ones, Russell Wynn and Selena Ramirez; many aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends who loved him dearly. Services for Andrue are pending. Account number 3001782980 has been opened at the State Employees Credit Union, care of James Lopez, (505)864-0335. All donations to help with costs of services are greatly appreciated. Arrangements are being handled by the Noblin Funeral Service Belen Chapel, 418 W. Reinken Ave., (505)864-4448, where an online guest register is available at: www.noblinfuneralservice.com
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YOUNG -- DIETER REINHOLD was born May 18, 1958 and passed away May 18, 2012 on his 54th birthday. He is survived by his son Scott; grandson Jasper and Vicki; parents Gerda and Willis Young; sisters, brothers, nieces and nephews.
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