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ALBERTSON -- ROBERT "AL" Passed away peacefully on Wednesday at the age of 83. Al was a great friend with many lifelong friends. Born in Grand Junction, Colorado in 1928, Al served honorably in the US Army during World War II, graduated with a Bachelor's degree from the University of Colorado, and worked in human resources at the Los Alamos National Laboratory for 30 years. A dedicated husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather, Al is survived by his wife of 60 years, Janet; his two children, Mark (Elizabeth) Albertson and Lisa (Matt) Brannan; nine grandchildren; and ten great-grandchildren. His ultimate passion in life was playing golf. A memorial service will be held Monday, June 11 at 11:00am at All Saints Episcopal Church in Milan, New Mexico. He will be greatly missed by those who knew and loved him.
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ANDERSON -- W. A. (BILL) The family would like to express their heartfelt gratitude and thanks to the incredible outpouring of love and support in this time of sorrow and remembrance. Bill passed away on May 22, 2012. No doubt he is in heaven now with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and the family gains solace in the fact that we know he is looking down upon us. God bless you Pop, forever and always in our thoughts and in our hearts.
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ARELLANO -- ARMANDO "JOKER" RAFAEL 1989-2012 Armando "Joker" Rafael Arellano, age 23, passed away Friday, June 1. He was a member of Legally Insane MC. Armando loved motorcycles since he was 5 years of age. He loved music, and was so full of life. He loved to be around his family and his boys and little sisters. He also liked to work on his motorcycle, which he called his wife, to ride his four wheeler and kept his car nice and clean. He had so many plans and dreams for the future, and would always would say "What's up Girlllll. He was a happy person and liked to joke around. He was a Big Steelers Fan and a clean freak. He was preceded in death by his maternal grandfather, Rodolfo Garza; his uncle, Juan Roman Garza; his paternal grandfather, Gonzalo Chavez; uncle, Levy Arellano Jr.; cousin, Crystal M. Martinez-Arellano; and his Legally Insane MC, friend Mikey. Armando is survived by his mother, Lucy M. Garza-Valtierra; step-dad, Gerardo Valtierra; father, Earl A. Arellano; maternal grandmother, Juana Rodriguez; paternal grandmother, Theresa Chavez, paternal grandfather, Levy Arellano Sr. (Maria); two sisters, Selena M. Garza-Valtierra, and Ruby Angel Garza-Valtierra; two sons, Jeremiah Armando Stange (Arellano), and his mother Samantha, and Armando Rafael Arellano II and his mother Monique; maternal Aunt Mary Garza (Albeto), Aunt Margarita(Jesse), and Uncle Robert; paternal Aunt Angelica, Aunt Josphina (Johnny), Uncle Jesus(Wife), and Juan; eight cousins on his maternal side; eight cousins on his paternal; varios friends he considered brothers; Daniel, Diego, Andre, Santiago, Ruben; and his Legally Insane MC Friends, Robert, Paul, Angelo, Joe, Beto, Cisco, Reno, Benny and Duke; and lots more relatives and friends. Services will be held at San Clemente Catholic Church, Sunday, June 10, beginning with a visitation at 6:30 p.m., and a Rosary at 7:30 p.m. A funeral service will begin at 10 a.m. Monday, June 11, and the burial will follow a motorcycle procession. Pallbearers will be Paul, Robert, Daniel, Ruben, Duke, Beto, Angelo, Chuy. Honorary pallbearers will be Benny and Mario. Arrangements are being handled by the caring professionals at the Noblin Funeral Service Belen Chapel, (505)864-4448, 418 W. Reinken Ave., where an online guest register is available at www.noblinfuneralservice.com
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BACA -- DENNIS L. The family of Dennis L. Baca 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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BAILEY -- MARY K. January 23, 1946 - May 31, 2012 Born in Louisville, KY, daughter of US Army Major Carl T. Johnston and Adeline Campbell Johnston. Devoted wife, mother and grandmother. Graduate of Rice University (B.A., M.A. in Philosophy). A successful executive for multiple arts and charitable organizations including Houston Ballet in Houston, TX, Center Theater Group in Los Angeles, CA, BalletMet in Columbus, OH and All-Faiths Receiving Home in Albuquerque, NM. A lover of dance, music, literature, sunshine, a good intellectual debate and her NY Times crossword puzzles. Survived by her son Sean (Charmaine) Bailey; grandchildren Lily and Charles Bailey; nephews Michael (Andy Kreiss) Lewis and Christian Johnston. Services are private. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Mary K's memory to Children's Hospital Los Angeles - M/S #4, 4650 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90027 or to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Southern California (& Nevada Chapter), 2440 S. Sepulveda Blvd., Suite 115, Los Angeles, CA 90064.
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BARRERAS -- CANDELARIO (KANDY) June 10, 1911-December 15, 2009 Thinking of you on your 101th birthday. A loving and devoted husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather. Never a day goes by that we don't think of you. Your wife misses you more than words can say, Rose Barreras and Family 'SOLAMENTE LA MANO DE DIOS PODRA SEPARANOS.'
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BARRY -- JOHN V. Age 69, passed away Wednesday, June 6, 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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BOONE -- DORTHA NELL Age 92, a resident of Albuquerque since 1939, died Sunday, April 22, 2012. She is survived by her two children, Douglas and Susan; nine grandchildren; fifteen great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren. She was the ninth of eleven siblings and is survived by her sister, Jane. She was a member of St. Andrews Presbyterian Church. Services will be held Friday, June 15, 2012 at St. Andrews Presbyterian Church, at 9:30 a.m. Should friends and family desire, memorial contributions may be made to the St. Andrews' Building Fund, 5301 Ponderosa Ave. NE, in lieu of flowers. Please visit our online guestbook for Dortha at: www.Remembertheirstory.com French 1111 University Blvd. NE 505-843-6333
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CANDELARIA -- MARTHA The family of Martha Candelaria 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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CARRASCO -- FERNANDO R. On June 8, 2012, our Lord and the angels came for our mother's beloved husband and our precious daddy. He was our world and now it is empty! Fernando was born in Mentone, Texas on May 30, 1921 to Apolonio Q. Carrasco and Ysabel R. Carrasco. He was preceded in death by his parents, brothers, Irenio, Juan, Fransisco and sister, Aurora C. Cushman. He is survived by his two sisters, Lupe C. Rubio and Estella Carrasco from Ft. Stockton, Texas. He is survived by his beloved wife of sixty-nine years, Lucaria; daughter, Annabelle Lucero and husband, Ray, daughter, Linda Carrasco-Smith and husband, E.J. and daughter, Catherine Carrasco; his seven grandchildren, Lawrence, Steve, Chris Lucero, Jennifer Woodall and Julianne Sunseri, Toni Smith and Alexandra Gutierrez; eleven great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandson. Fernando was a proud WWII veteran: Sgt. F.R. Carrasco, 16th Fighter Control Squadron A, U.S. Air Corps. He flew in several missions in B-17 and B-29 bombers as a Crew Chief. He was a proud and talented journeyman carpenter for over forty years with carpenters Union Local 1319. He was a member of San Felipe de Neri Catholic Church for seventy years. He and his wife Lucaria were married there in 1943. He was a proud usher and volunteer, also working on many church building projects. His favorite color was red. A rosary will be held at 7:00 p.m. on Monday, June 11, 2012 at San Felipe de Neri Catholic Church in Old Town. A funeral mass will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, June 12, 2012 at San Felipe de Neri Catholic Church. Pallbearers will be his five great-grandsons, Estevan, Andres, Alejandro, Jacob and C.J. Lucero, and his son-in-law, E.J. Smith. Honorary pallbearers will be Toni Smith, his first grandchild and his lifetime best friend, Sixto Saavedra. He will have full military honors for his burial at Mt. Calvary. Please visit our online guestbook for Fernando at www.RememberTheirStory.com. FRENCH 1111 University Blvd NE 505-843-6333
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CASAUS -- DELIA V. ABREU age 96, passed away peacefully at The BeeHive Assisted Living Facility on May 22, 2012. She was born in Dawson, N.M. on Sept. 30, 1915 of Ramon Abreu and Gertrude Brown Abreu. She graduated from Mercy Hospital School of Nursing May 20, 1937. She married Carlos M. Casaus November 27, 1940 and spent 64 happy years with him, many of them spent overseas during his career in the Military. They retired to Mora County in 1970 where they spent the best years of their lives, and they moved to Albuquerque in 1996. Her great-grandfather Charles Beaubien was part owner of the Beaubien-Miranda Land Grant, one of the largest land grants in U.S. history. Her great-grandfather Santiago Abreu was Governor of N.M. under Mexican rule in 1832-1833. She is survived by her daughter Robinelle Casaus and son-in-law Sheldon Hinchberger. Delia has no surviving brothers or sisters. Her nieces and nephews surviving her in the Abreu family are: Joan Haapamaki, Edward Leland Abreu, Ernie and Mary Louise Abreu, Patricio and Andrea Lovato, Bobby and Geneva Lovato, Patricia and Filiberto Martinez, Nicky and Terry C de Baca, and John Gerald Abreu. Her surviving in-laws are: Paulette Abreu, Marcella Martinez, Mike and Celia Casaus, Ernest and Jennie Casaus, Maida Casaus and Agneda Casaus. She leaves behind many other beloved nieces and nephews, grand and great-grand nieces and nephews, and many good friends, not least of which was her constant companion, her cockatiel Pretty Boy. Delia will be remembered for her beauty, generosity and kindness. Her ashes will be interred in the Abreu Family Cemetery at Philmont Ranch in Rayado, NM. Contact the family for details. In lieu of flowers a donation may be made to Kindred Spirits Animal Sanctuary, 3749-A State Rd. 14, Santa Fe, NM 87508 (or on web-site). To view information or leave a condolence please visit: www.danielsfuneral.com Daniels Family Funeral Services 7601 Wyoming Blvd NE Albuquerque, NM 87109 505-821-0010
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CHAVEZ -- ELIZABETH M. 59, passed away on Thursday, June 7, 2012. Visitation will be from 9:00 a.m. until 10:00 a.m. on Friday, June 15, 2012 at Three Angels Seventh Day Adventist Church, 107500 Sunset Gardens SW, with a Funeral Service to follow at 10:00 a.m. Interment will follow at Santa Clara Cemetery. Please visit www.riversidefunerals.com to sign Mrs. Chavez' online guest register. Funeral arrangements entrusted to: Riverside Funeral Home of Albuquerque 225 San Mateo Blvd. NE 764-9663
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COBURN -- DOROTHY M. Age 87, passed away Sunday, June 3, 2012. Dorothy is survived by three sons and three daughters; five grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. 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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COOLEY -- LUCY RENEE Age 79, passed away peacefully in her home on May, 30, 2012. She was born in Glendale, CA in 1932, and was raised there and in Quines Creek, OR. After graduating from High School she worked as a stewardess for Frontier Airlines and later became a dental assistant. Lucy married in 1953, trading her career for her most fulfilling role, that of devoted and loving wife and mother of two boys. She was active in the church and became a very talented and award winning clay and gourd artist. Lucy was preceded in death by her son Gregg K. Cooley in 1970 and her husband J. Ross Cooley in 1992. She is survived by her son Mark R. Cooley and his partner Jeri S. Schneider of Rio Rancho. Per Lucy's wishes there will be no funeral or memorial service, she requested that friends and loved ones continue to hold her memory in their hearts. In lieu of flowers, condolences may be made in Lucy's honor to your local Hospice program or Wounded Warriors Project. Mark and Jeri want to express their gratitude to Ambercare Hospice for their kindness and caring support.
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CREACY -- LACEY D. Age 28, of Los Lunas, NM passed away Sunday June 3, 2012. She was born on January 30, 1984 to Jack and Alma Creacy. Cremation has taken place and a family memorial service will be held at a later date. Please visit Lacey's on line register book at: www.salazarandsonsmortuary.com Services entrusted to Salazar and Sons Mortuary 400-3rd St. SW Albuquerque, New Mexico (505) 247-4124
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CRUZ -- MANUEL age 73, a resident of Albuquerque, passed away on June 6, 2012. Services are pending and will be announced at a later date. Arrangements by: Gabaldon Mortuary Inc. 1000 Old Coors Dr. SW 243-7861
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DALTON -- JAMES E. Age 86, passed away Tuesday, June 5, 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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DAYTON -- PATRICK WILLIAM born August 25, 1967, died June 4, 2012, in Astoria, OR. An Albuquerque native and graduate of Sandia H.S. ('85), he moved to Astoria, OR,and later to Coolidge, AZ (2000). His passions were music, fishing, carpentry, and helping others. He met every man as a friend and he had many friends and extended family who will miss him dearly. He is survived by his parents, Lewis and Patricia Dayton; his siblings, Thomas Dayton (wife, Stephanie and son, Nate) and Heather Brown; his children, Christopher, Natasha, and Keyona; his uncle Michael Dayton; his aunts, Kathleen Redman, Sharon Dayton, Nance Harman, and Gayle Roberts. He is preceded in death by his grandparents, William and Marjorie Otis, and Maureen Dayton and his aunts Marjorie Otis and Dorothy Taylor. A mass and wake will be held in Coolidge AZ, on June 15, 2012. Internment and graveside service will be at Mt. Cavalry Cemetery in Albuq. on Tues. June 19 at 9 am. Condolences to the family home, 701 West Hess Ave., Coolidge, AZ 85128.
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DELLA LONGA -- MARIE Five Year Memorial If tears could build a stairway and memories a lane, I'd walk right up to heaven and bring you home again. Your loving family
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DUNCAN -- IRMA WAGNER DR. Age 100, a resident of Los Ranchos, NM died Saturday June 2, 2012 after a long and productive life. Two sons, Dr. Paul R. and wife Marilyn, Los Ranchos, NM and David L. and wife Mary of Flagstaff, AZ survive. She is also survived by five grandchildren, Lisa Duncan Goedecke, Eugene, OR, Patrick S. Duncan, Los Ranchos, NM, David B. Duncan, Denver, CO, Frederick S. Duncan, Eugene, OR, Christopher M. Duncan, Dixon, CA.; and eight great-grandchildren. Her husband, David R. L. Duncan, M.D., Ph.D. and parents, Carl Richard Wagner and Emily Leue Wagner, preceded her in death. She was born on January 30, 1912 in a German immigrant neighborhood of Buffalo, NY. She attended public schools and lived above "Leue's", a family meat market. In 1933, she graduated from the University of Buffalo with a degree in chemistry and went on to graduate school at the University of Chicago to study medicine and biochemistry. While there, she met her future husband. Following her marriage in 1937, the birth of two sons, a move to Cleveland and then Denver in 1941, WWII, and completion of medical school by David, she completed her PhD in biochemistry at the University of Chicago in 1950. In Denver she taught chemistry at both Colorado Women's College and the University of Denver and carried on research. In 1959, the family moved to Juneau, Alaska where David was the director of Maternal & Child Health for the Territory and later the State of Alaska. She continued her career as a research biochemist at the Arctic Health Research Laboratory first in Anchorage and later in Fairbanks. Following the death of her husband, in 1972, she moved to Atlanta, GA where she worked as a senior biochemist at the Center for Disease Control and Prevention. During her career as a biochemist, she authored many research papers and presented her work at scientific meetings. Following her retirement in 1982, she moved to Albuquerque and assumed the role of an active grandmother. Over the next 30 years, she volunteered countless hours as a docent at the Maxwell Museum of Anthropology and the NM Museum of Natural History & Science, served on the Manzano Day School Board of Trustees, and sang for many years with the choir at the First Unitarian church. At age 80, she built her "dream" home in Tinnin Farms where she served on the Homeowners Association Board and was a regular participant in their Book Club. A Memorial is planned for a future date.
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DURAN -- PAUL P. A Memorial Mass celebrating the life of Paul P. "Rango" Duran will be held Saturday, June 16, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. at Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church in Albuquerque. A lifelong resident of Albuquerque, Paul passed away Thursday, December 22, 2011 at the age of 90. Paul served in the United States Army during WWII in the 71st Infantry Division, was a Justice of the Peace for Bernalillo County, a Bailiff for the Bernalillo District Court system and a Letter Carrier for the United States Postal Service. FRENCH 10500 Lomas Blvd NE 505-275-3500
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ERICKSON -- CORALIE M. age 76, of Torrance, CA and Rio Rancho, NM, passed away Tuesday, June 5, 2012. She was born on May 30, 1936 to Arthur and Irene (Reynolds) Bowen in Los Angeles, CA. She married Ollie Erickson on July 16, 1955. Mrs. Erickson enjoyed researching genealogy, collecting stamps, and spent the past 20 years traveling throughout the United States in their RV. Mrs. Erickson was preceded in death by her parents; her sons, Glenn Erickson and Vance Erickson. She is survived by her husband of 56 years, Ollie Erickson, of Torrance, CA and Rio Rancho, NM; and sons, Steve Erickson and wife, Linda, of Long Beach, CA, and Dale Erickson of Rio Rancho, NM; eight grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. To view information or leave a condolence, please visit: www.danielsfuneral.com Daniels Family Funeral Services 4310 Sara Rd. Rio Rancho, NM 87124 505-892-9920
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GALLAGHER -- MARY Passed away Wednesday, June 6, 2012 at Presbyterian Hospital after a long illness. Date of Funeral Services will be announced, and are planned for the last week of June at Risen Savior Catholic Church. FRENCH 7121 Wyoming Blvd. NE (505) 823-9400
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GARCIA -- MARY 79, a resident of Los Lunas passed away on June 6, 2012 peacefully in the arms of her loving family. Mrs. Garcia is survived by her husband, of 22 yrs, Able Garcia; Her Children, Edward Chavez and wife, Maxine, Anthony Chavez, and wife, Elaine, Leroy Chavez and wife, Debbie, Victoria Rascon, and husband John; One sister, Esther Torrez; 16 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; many nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends. Mrs. Garcia was a member of the Catholic Church. A Rosary and Mass will be held in Mrs. Garcia's memory on Tuesday June 12, 2012 beginning at 8:30 a.m. at Holy Family Catholic Church, 562 Atrisco SW. Interment will follow at Mt. Calvary Cemetery.
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GARCIA -- ORLANDO C. 1930-2012 Age 82, a resident of Belen, NM passed away on Wednesday, June 6, 2012. He was a life-long devoted member of Our Lady of Belen Catholic Church, as well as a devoted and loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather. Orlando proudly served four years in the United States Navy. He retired from AT&SF Railroad after 36 years of outstanding service. He was preceded in death by his parents, Carlos B. and Felipita Chavez Garcia; brother, Lawrence Garcia; and granddaughter, Dominica Urtiaga. Orlando is survived by his loving wife of 59 years, Erlinda Sanchez Garcia; six children, Richard, Kathy and husband, Andrew Urtiaga, Lydia and husband, Brett Dalton, Dennis and wife, Donna, Dora Garcia, Lawrence and wife, Janine; 13 grandchildren, Jacob and Juan Diego Garcia, Andres and Marcos Urtiaga, Lucas, Dakota and Dana Dalton, Deanna and Derek Garcia, Joshua Baca, Justine and husband, Phillip Edwards, Orlando and Carlos Garcia; one great-granddaughter, Riley Baca; three sisters, Dolores Garcia, Ursula and husband, Bennie Sanchez and Eva and husband, Bernard Sanchez. He is also survived by extended family and friends. Riley Baca said "I love Great-Grandpa very much and wish I could have seen him one more day before he died." We all feel the same way. A viewing will be held at Romero Funeral Home Chapel on Monday, June 11 at 5:00 p.m. with a rosary to be recited at 6:00 p.m. A final visitation will be held at Our Lady of Belen Catholic Church on Tuesday, June 12 at 9:30 a.m. with a Funeral Mass to be celebrated at 10:00 a.m. Interment will be held on Tuesday, June 12 at the Santa Fe National Cemetery at 1:30 p.m. Pallbearers will be his godchildren, Jacob Garcia, Andres Urtiaga, Joshua Baca, Carlos Garcia, Michael Sanchez, Steve Garcia, Mark Sanchez and Marilyn Sanchez. Sign Orlando's online register book at: www.romerofuneralhomenm.com Romero Funeral Home, 609 N. Main St., Belen, NM.
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GARCIA -- PLACIDO V. Age 89, passed away Thursday, June 7, 2012 in Albuquerque. Placido is survived by his wife of 65 years, Erlinda Garcia; children, Steven Garcia and his wife, Jeanette, Geri Martinez and her husband, Chris, and Sylvia Vigil and her husband, Chris; grandchildren, Stella Sandoval, Angel Goral, Jeffery Casaus, Melanie Garcia, Vincent Garcia, April Herrera, Crystal Lucero, Pauly Garcia, Callie Garcia and Patrick Garcia; eight great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; brothers, Joe Garcia and Elmer Garcia and sister Dora Garcia. He was preceded in death by his parents, Candio and Amelia Garcia; brother, Celestino Garcia; sisters, Josephine Rael and Marie Chandler; son, Walter Garcia; and daughter, Erna Mae Casaus. Placido served in the Army during WWII and worked for the Department of Nuclear Agency for 34 years. Placido was well loved by all his family and his many friends. He was an usher at Holy Ghost Parish for over 50 years. He was a generous, kind man and will be dearly missed. Friends may visit French - Wyoming Chapel on Monday, June 11, 2012 from 5:00 - 7:00 p.m. Rosary will begin at 7:00 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Tuesday, June 12, 2012 at 9:00 a.m. at Holy Ghost Parish, 927 Arizona St. SE. Interment will follow at Mt. Calvary Cemetery. Please visit our online guestbook for Placido at www.RememberTheirStory.com FRENCH 7121 Wyoming Blvd. NE (505) 823-9400
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GARCIA -- RICHARD MICHAEL Age 23, a resident of Albuquerque NM since 1988, passed away Monday June 4, 2012. He is survived by the love of his life Donna Jaramillo; his parents, Alfred and Richare' Garcia of Albuquerque; brother, Alfred Andrew and his wife, Elizabeth of Warren, Pennsylvania; sister, Sierra Rose Garcia of Albuquerque; grandparents, Alfred and Rose Mae Garcia, Richard and Viva Kemp, and grandmother, Mickie Sorensen, all of Albuquerque. Michael has several close friends who were like brothers to him, Marcus Elich, Kevin Morris, Richard Baca, James Martinez, along with his cousins Clinton Justus, Marlowe Justus, Amanda and Greg Hunter, Alex McMahon, Eric McMahon, Matthew Garcia, Dominic and Macarena Garcia, Chris and Andrea Garcia and Brittany Garcia, RJ Trujillo, Dylan Trujillo and Justin Trujillo. Michael was blessed to have many wonderful aunts and uncles, cousins, neighbors and friends with whom he was very close. Michael had Cystic Fibrosis so he knew his time was precious, so lived his life like every day was his last. He loved everyone to the fullest and did everything at full throttle. Where most people were just alive, Michael truly knew how to live. He was employed at Sandia Labs. He was a lover of nature, an avid hunter and loved mountain biking, 4-wheeling, and motorcycling. He was a real adventurer. Michael touched the lives of many people, and taught them so many things. In his short life, he garnered many dear friends who, along with his family, will miss Michael profoundly. We would like to thank the Tucson Family and Tabet Family for their assistance and support in bringing Michael home from Mexico and helping us through this tough time. Services are set for Monday June 11, 2012 at 1:00 p.m. at French, Westside Chapel. Please join us to celebrate his life and accomplishments. The family would like to request in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Michael's name to the Cystic Fibrosis Association, P.O. Box 16232, ABQ NM 87191. Please visit our online guest book for Richard at: www.RememberTheirStory.com FRENCH 9300 Golf Course Rd NW 505-897-0300
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GARCIA-LESPERANCE -- PATSY I miss you so much. Every day I expect the phone to ring but it doesn't. I hope you know how much I love and miss you, and even though you have passed from this life you are forever in my heart. You were such a fine person and sister. I count all my blessings for the time that we shared together, but I wish it were longer. I remember you saying, "DON'T CRY FOR ME, CRY FOR YOURSELF". I planted a tree for you. Your sister, Linda
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GILBERT -- MARGARET P. Age 88, a resident of Albuquerque, died Friday, June 1, 2012. She is survived by children, Dolores M. Silva and husband, Jerry of Albuquerque, NM, Roberta A. Baker and husband, Richard of Dallas, TX, Christine Fishburn and husband, Dr. William Fishburn of Los Lunas, NM, Suzanne S. Schoppe and husband, Richard of Albuquerque, NM, and Anthony L. Gilbert of San Diego, CA; her sister, Sister Carmen Baca of Reno, NV; grandchildren, Dianne Perea, Eric Webb, Shawna and Reed Baker, Andrew and Shawndra Gilbert; great-grandchildren, Dominic and Isaac Perea and Samantha Webb and many other family and friends. Mrs. Gilbert was preceded in death by her husband, Robert; her parents, Alfredo and Carmen Baca and many other very special family members. Margaret was a longtime member of Sangre de Cristo Catholic Church. A Memorial Rosary will be recited 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, June 12, 2012 at Sangre de Cristo Catholic Church, 8901 Candelaria Blvd NE. The Memorial Mass will be celebrated at 11:30 a.m. immediately following the Rosary. Cremation has taken place and private interment will be at the Santa Fe National Cemetery. The family would like to express their sincere appreciation to Presbyterian Hospice and especially Laurie Vicenti. Please visit our online guestbook for Margaret at: www.RememberTheirStory.com FRENCH 10500 Lomas Blvd NE 505-275-3500
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GONZALES -- STEVON WILLIAM Age 45, beloved son, father, brother and fiancee, passed away unexpectedly, Saturday, June 2, 2012. To view service information and to express their condolences, please visit: www.danielsfuneral.com Daniels Family Funeral Services Alameda Mortuary 9420 Fourth Street NW Albuquerque, NM 87114 505-898-3160
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GRENIER -- MARY LOUISE age 61, born December 8, 1950 passed away on June 8, 2012 in Albuquerque, NM. Please visit the online guest register for Mary at www.riversidefunerals.com. RIVERSIDE FUNERAL HOME OF ALBUQUERQUE 225 SAN MATEO BLVD. NE 505-764-9663
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GUTIERREZ -- RITA ANN ELIZABETH age 63, born January 7, 1949 passed away June 4, 2012 in Albuquerque, NM. Please visit the online guest register for Rita at www.riversidefunerals.com. RIVERSIDE FUNERAL HOME OF ALBUQUERQUE 225 SAN MATEO BLVD. NE 505-764-9663
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HOWELL -- ROBERT B. C. III age 94 of Albuquerque, passed away Thursday June 7, 2012 in Walsenburg, CO. He was born on October 16, 1917 in Roswell, New Mexico to Robert B.C. Jr. and Margey Lee Howell. Mr. Howell was a longtime member of Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary Church of Albuquerque, He was a Veteran of WWII serving with the United States Army and retiring after 28 years of service as a Lt. Colonel. Following his service to his country he own and operated Bob Howell's Garage for 30 years. Surviving are his four daughters, Kathleen Howell, Margaret Grady and her husband Michael, Patricia Davis and her husband John and Susan Neddeau. Two sons, Mark Howell and his wife Lydia and Robert Howell and his wife Barbara. Eleven grandchildren and Eleven Great Grandchildren. Numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his wife of over 60 years Patricia A. Howell and three brothers. A rosary service will be recited at 6:00pm Monday June 11, 2012 at Salazar and Sons Mortuary, The Mass of Christian burial will celebrated 9:00am Tuesday June 12, 2012 at Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary, 9502 4th St. NW. Interment with Military Honors will be held Wednesday June 13, 2012 at 12:45pm at Santa Fe National Cemetery, Santa Fe, New Mexico. Memorial contributions may be made to The Colorado State Veterans Hospital, 23500- US Hwy 160, Walsenburg, CO. 81089-9524. Please visit Robert's online register book www.salazarandsonsmortuary.com Services entrusted to Salazar and Sons Mortuary 400-3rd St. SW Albuquerque, New Mexico (505) 247-4124
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HULING -- DONALD E. 66, a resident of Albuquerque, NM passed away on Sunday, June 3, 2012. Mr. Huling is survived by his children, Tiffany Huling Broadous and husband, Zelos; son, Donald E. Scheulen and wife, Elizabeth; brothers, Ellsworth C. Huling III, William C. Huling and wife, Velma Jeanne, and Morris L. Huling Sr. and wife, Valerie; sisters, Rose A. Jones, Donna L. Huling, and Liz Paiz and husband, Steve; eight grandchildren; and numerous nieces, nephews, other family members, and friends. A Funeral Service will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, June 12, 2012 in the Riverside Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will follow at Fairview Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Jay Jones, Jared Huling, Jacob Huling, Jon Thompson, Dylan Huling, and Matthew C de Baca. Honorary pallbearers will be Ellsworth C. Huling III, William C. Huling, Morris L Huling, Danny Smith, and Clifford Rhoten. Please visit www.riversidefunerals.com to sign Mr. Huling's online register. Arrangements entrusted to: Riverside Funeral Home of Albuquerque 225 San Mateo Blvd. NE 764-9663
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JARAMILLO -- MARIANO Age 15, began his journey with God on June 2, 2012. He was preceded in death by his mother, Tammy Massagee; sister, Raylene Jaramillo; and grandfathers, Manuel Jaramillo and Louie Lucero. Mariano is survived by his loving parents, Kathy and Rudy Lucero; dad, Arnold Jaramillo; brothers, Christian and Eric Lucero, Carlos Alirez, Alejandro and Dominic Vallejos; sisters, Crystal Lucero, Monica Daniell, Natalie, Annabelle, Ocean, and Brianna Jaramillo; grandmothers, Rose Jaramillo and Liz Lucero; several nieces, aunts, uncles, cousins, and loved by many relatives and friends. Visitation will take place Sunday, June 10, 2012, 5:00 pm at Daniels Family Funeral Services - Wyoming Chapel, 7601 Wyoming Blvd NE, Albuquerque with a Rosary to be recited, 6:00 pm at Daniels Family Funeral Services - Wyoming Chapel. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on June 11, 2012 at 10:00 am at Daniels Family Funeral Services Wyoming-Chapel and interment to follow at San Juan De Armijo Cemetery, 2957 Arenal Rd. SW, Albuquerque. 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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JONES -- LENA RUTH (MILLER) died peacefully in the early morning hours of January 15, 2012, following a quick decline at the glorious age of 93. She was born in Canton, Kansas, on June 16, 1918, to Lyman Legrande and Jessie Maude (Chisholm) Miller. Lena Ruth attended Canton schools through high school and graduated with a bachelor's degree from Emporia State University, Emporia, Kansas. She married Harold E. "Hal" Jones, the love of her life, on June 16, 1940. They moved to Albuquerque in 1953, where Hal was in the insurance business until his death in 1971. She is survived by their three daughters, Harlene Geer (Hunter), Albuquerque, Joyce Sorensen, Sioux Falls, SD, and Jane Jones, Albuquerque; three granddaughters; seven great-grandchildren. She is also survived by her nieces Ann (Harman) Price, Alligator Point, FL, and Marilyn (Boles) Benham, DeFuniak Springs, FL; and her nephew Lyman "Skip" Boles, Niceville, FL. She was also preceded in death by her sisters, Olive Harman, Norma Auernheimer, and Jessie Boles; and her nephew, Lyman Harman. Memorial Services will be June 16, 2012, at 11:00 a.m., at the First Congregational United Church of Christ, 2801 Lomas Blvd NE, with reception to follow in Fellowship Hall.
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JULIAN -- CORAL LAVINA was born on January 29, 1925 in Shannon City, Iowa and passed away on Thursday June 7, 2012 in Albuquerque. Coral resided at La Vida Llena for the past twenty years, where she thoroughly enjoyed the activities and residents. She was an assistant funeral director at Julian Mortuaries, now Chavez funeral homes of Ft. Sumner and Santa Rosa New Mexico, which was owned and operated by Coral and her late husband Walter. Coral had a passion for reading, and she loved to cook and travel. She was preceded in death by her son, Kenneth Walter Julian on April 4, 1957 and her husband, Walter DeWitt Julian on June 29, 1986. She is survived by her daughter, Coral Jeannette "Jeannie" Kemery of Hereford, Arizona. A Memorial service will be held at La Vida Llena Chapel, 10501 Lagrima De Oro Rd. NE. ABQ. NM. 87111, on Wednesday, June 13, 2012 at 2:00pm Arrangements by Direct Funeral Services, 2919 4th ST. ABQ. 505-343-8008.
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LEON -- MANUEL age 88, passed away on May 8, 2012. Mr. Leon is survived by his children; Rudy Leon and companion, Nathalie, Manuel Chavez and wife, Lillian, Lawrence Leon and wife, Gayle; daughter, Christine Leon; cousin, Oscar Hernandez and family; fifteen grandchildren and eleven great-grandchildren. Mr. Leon was a Veteran of the US Army, serving in the World War II and Korean Conflict. Mr. Leon was preceded in death by his wife Elisa; grandsons, Antonio and Damian. Visitation will be Monday, June 11, 2012 from 9:30 a.m. until 10:00 a.m. with a Funeral Service at 10:00 a.m. in the Gabaldon Memorial Chapel. A Commital Service will be held on Tuesday, June 12, 2012 at 9:00 a.m.at the Santa Fe National Cemetery. Please visit www.gabaldonmortuaryinc.com to sign the online guestbook. Arrangements by: Gabaldon Morturary 1000 Old Coors Sw (505) 243-7861
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LESPERANCE -- ARTHUR R. Hon, It's been 16 years since you went with our Father. I find strength to make it another day without you. I think of you often and remember all the silly things we used to do, and the fun we had. Now those days are gone, and all I can do is cling on to those memories. I cherish those times and hold them close to my heart, our love knows no boundaries as my love for you continues to grow more and more. I only wish you got to hold your grand babies Sabrina and Julie. Love you for ever. Your Wife, Linda
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MADRID -- JOHN Loving father, grandfather, brother and friend went home to be with our Lord and Savior Monday, May 28, 2012 at the age of 66. John loved his family and enjoyed collecting and riding Harley Davidson Motorcycles, horse racing and gambling. John is survived by his daughters, Michelle Roche and husband Benny, Jenee Sanchez and Fiance Jason Marquez; son, James Madrid and wife Margarita; brothers, Wilfred and Raymond Madrid; grandchildren, Johnathon and Samantha Roche, Monique Villescas and fiance Dominic Sherfy, Kassandra Sanchez and fiance Francisco Gonzales, Isabella Marquez, Michael Valles and James Madrid; two great-grandchildren, Nehamiah Sherfy and Josiah Gonzales; friend and caregiver, Anthony Mead; close family friend, Liza Gonzales and numerous other family members and friends. A Visitation will take place at Garcia Mortuary in the Chapel of Angels on Monday, June 11, 2012 from 8:00 am to 10:00 am followed by a Funeral Service at 10:00 am; Interment will follow at Santa Fe National Cemetery at 3:00 pm. Pallbearers are James Madrid, Johnathan Roche, Jason Marquez, Johnny Sanchez, Damian Madrid, Anthony Mead and Chris Reed. John will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him. To view information or leave a condolence please visit: www.danielsfuneral.com Garcia Mortuary 717 Stover Ave. SW Albuquerque, NM 87102 505-243-5222
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MARCH-THOMAS -- SUSAN KAE Age 58, was called home by her Savior, Jesus Christ on April 23, 2012 after battling cancer. She is survived by her mother, Margaret (Peggy) Koster; her brother, Kirk (Dusty) March; her daughter, Kurteen March-Thomas; and her granddaughter, Lillian March-Thomas. Susan worked for 23 years in medical management followed by 11 years as System Analyst serving the USAF/DMOC for training programs in support of global war on terrorism. A memorial service will be held June 11th at 10:30am at the KAFB Chapel at 1950 2nd St SE. Another memorial will be held June 16th at 2:00pm in Farmington, NM at College Baptist Church, 2700 Harvard Dr.
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MARQUEZ -- EDWARD "EDDIE" The Family wishes to express their sincere gratitude to all relatives and friends who were so kind and supportive during this time; to the Heartland Hospice Staff who took wonderful care of Eddie; and to the Town of Bernalillo, Sandoval County Fire and Rescue. Your kindness will forever 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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MARTINEZ -- GERALD JOHNNY August 6, 1950-June 8, 2009 In Loving Memory of My Wonderful Daddy We love you, miss you and remember you with our broken hearts on this 3rd year anniversary of being with God. Gone but not forgotten, forever in our hearts and thoughts. Love Aways, Gloria, Amanda, Tony,and your new grandson, Gerald Anthony, Adele, Fred, Matthew, Freddie and Aaron, Andrea, Franko, Johnny and new granddaughter, Jayda.
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METZLER -- RICHARD CLYDE Age 74, a resident of Albuquerque since 1965, died Saturday, June 2, 2012. He is survived by his wife, Phyllis; his daughter, Laura and her husband, James; his son, David and David's wife, Celia and two grandchildren, all of Albuquerque. He was preceded in death by his parents and brother. He was a graduate of the University of Michigan and Wayne State University where he received his PhD in Mathematics in 1966. He taught Mathematics at the University of New Mexico for 30 years, retiring in 1995. A Memorial Service celebrating his life will be held Saturday, June 23, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. at the First Unitarian Church, 3701 Carlisle NE. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research, Church Street Station, P.O. Box 780, New York, NY 10008, or to Doctors without Borders, 333 Seventh Avenue, 2nd Floor, New York, NY 10001. Please visit our online guest book for Richard at: www.RememberTheirStory.com FRENCH 10500 Lomas Blvd NE 505-275-3500
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MILISA -- ANTHONY J. "TONY" Age 78, a resident of Albuquerque, died Saturday, June 2, 2012, after a long illness. He was the son of Anton J. Milisa Sr. and Johana Fabjian Milisa. Anthony is survived by wife, Joyce Milisa of Albuquerque, NM; daughters, Liz, Joanne, and son-in-law, Jeff; son, David. Mr. Milisa was preceded in death by his son, Mark, and siblings John, Jean, Helen, and Phyllis. He was happily married to his wife, Joyce for 55 years. He honorably served in the U.S. Air Force for 4 years and retired from the Federal Aviation Agency (FAA) after 33 years as an air traffic control supervisor. He was known as the "World's Best Pop" as well as a devoted family man. Services will be held on Monday, June 11, 2012, at 11:15 a.m. at Santa Fe National Cemetery in Santa Fe, NM. Should friends desire, memorial contributions may be made to The New Mexico Animal Humane Society, 615 Virginia St. NE, Albuquerque, NM 87108. A Reception will take place following the service from 3-5pm at the family home. The family would like to thank Trevor and Cassandra of Right-at-Home, Linda of Presbyterian Hospice, and the Presbyterian Hospital Staff for their care and kindness. FRENCH 10500 Lomas Blvd NE 505-275-3500
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MOLINA -- JOEY E. 6/10/65 - 7/28/07 When I came to the end of the road and the sun had set for me, I knew you'd miss me a little - but hoped it wouldn't be for long. So, remember the love we shared and know that this journey is one we all must take. I'll be there to greet you and welcome you home and my family circle will begin to grow! So, miss me a little - and let me go! Happy Birthday Joey and a terrific Father's Day! We love you and miss you. Mom, Dad and Family
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NOFSINGER -- FAITH Died on May 6, 2012 in Indiana at age 78. She taught at East San Jose and was an active member of Grace Church, Christian Women's Club and Young At Heart Choir.
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PARRISH -- MARY ANN A resident of Albuquerque since 1980, passed away Monday, May 28, 2012. Mary Ann was born in Stamford, CT on June 17, 1923. She was preceded in death by her husband, Norman H. Parrish and her brother, George Beiser. She is survived by her daughter, Sandra Lee Duvall; her son-in-law, Del Duvall; her younger brother, Charles Edward Beiser; sister-in-law, Cynthia Beiser; six nieces and nephews, and 11 grand-nieces and nephews. Mary Ann was a graduate of New York University Bellevue School of Nursing. She attended Adelphi University and St. John's University, New York, obtaining a Master's Degree in Health Education. She worked at the Wantagh School District High School in L.I.N.Y. as a Nurse-Teacher for 20 years and retired in 1980. She was a Brownie Scout leader, President of the Mid-Island Council of the Girl Scouts and set up the first horseback riding program for the Girl Scouts on Long Island, NY. Mary Ann was a fierce bridge player and Master Gardener. She and Norm spent many hours perfecting their gardens everywhere they lived. She was a member of the Heritage Hills Safety Watch. Mary Ann was an accomplished pianist and member of the Wantagh Memorial Congregational Church. For many years she played piano for events at the church, including the annual Men's Fellowship variety show fund raisers. Most recently she lived at Paloma Landing on North Paseo in Albuquerque, NM. Memorial services will be held Monday, June 11, 2012, 10:30 a.m. at French - Wyoming Chapel. Because of her love of gardening, flowers are welcome. Should friends desire, donations may be made to the American Heart Association, 2201 San Pedro Dr. NE, Building 2, Suite 102, Albuquerque, 87110. FRENCH 7121 Wyoming Blvd. NE (505) 823-9400
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PATEL -- ARVINDBHAI THAKORBHAI 61, a resident of Albuquerque, passed away Friday, June 8, 2012. He is survived by his wife, Nirmalaben A. Patel; son Vimal Patel and wife Nalini; daughter, Sarika Govind and husband, Kalpesh; grandchildren; Mihir Patel, Nickesh Patel, and Ashton Govind; He was preceded in death by his father, Thakorbhai N. Patel, mother, Maniben T. Patel. Services will be held on June 11, 2012, 11:00 a.m. at French - Lomas. A prayer service will be held on June 10, 2012 at 6:00 p.m. at French - Lomas. FRENCH 10500 Lomas Blvd NE 505-275-3500
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PRESSLEY -- JOHN DERRICK Age 20, passed away Thursday, June 7, 2012. A visitation will be held on Monday, June 11, 2012 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Daniels Family Funeral Services-Strong-Thorne Chapel, 1100 Coal Ave. SE. 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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RODGERS -- ISABEL ST. JOHN age 80, born December 27, 1931 passed away June 6, 2012 at her home in Albuquerque, NM. Visitation for Isabel will be held at Riverside Funeral Home Chapel from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday, June 12, 2012 with the funeral service to follow at 2:00 p.m. at Calvary Chapel, 4001 Osuna Road NE, Albuquerque. Interment will immediately follow at Sunset Memorial Park. Please visit the online guest register for Isabel at: www.riversidefunerals.com Arrangements entrusted to: RIVERSIDE FUNERAL HOME OF ALBUQUERQUE 225 SAN MATEO BLVD. NE 505-764-9663
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RODGERS -- RICHARD DUANE Age 76, a long-time resident of Albuquerque, New Mexico went to be with the Lord, Wednesday, June 6th, 2012. Richard was the second of 12 children to Ancel and Inez Rogers. He is survived by his beloved wife of 40 years Linda, brothers Allan of Pleasanton, CA., Jerry of Phoenix, AZ., and sister Dorothy Randell of Brooks, OR, his sons Gary, Terry Jo, and Martin, daughters Sherry, Geneva, Tracy Orth (wife of son-in-law Galen), and Kelly Marvin (wife of son-in-law Jeffery). He was the proud grandfather of seven grandchildren and fifteen great-grandchildren. Richard had a love and passion for the breeding of thoroughbred horses for racing as well as raising championship bloodhounds, which he sold to buyers across the country. He was a retired electrician of Local IBEW 611. A special thank you to Presbyterian Hospice for the final months of care from February 2012 to June 2012. Also a special thanks to all our family and friends in our time of need. "Losing You" Our hearts still ache in sadness, And secret tears still flow, What it meant to lose you, No one will ever know. Forever loved. Forever missed. In our hearts forever. A celebration of life service will be at the family home on Wednesday, June 13th, 2012 starting at 1:00 pm till 6:00pm.
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RUMRILL -- SUZANNE H. Age 75, born February 24, and 1937 passed away on Friday, June 1, 2012 at her home. Mrs. Rumrill is survived by her husband of forty seven years, Richard C. Rumrill; daughter, Elke Summers and husband, John; grandchildren, Nickolas, Cory, and Elise Lamont; sister, Helga Strolle; and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, other family members, and friends. She was the daughter of Josef Schwan and Katherine Susanna Brixius. Visitation will be from 10:00 a.m. until 10:30 a.m. on Monday, June 11, 2012 in the Riverside Funeral Home Chapel, with a Rosary to be recited at 10:30. A Funeral Service will follow at 11:00 a.m. with Deacon Edgar Torres presider. A Committal Service will take place at 1:30 p.m. at Santa Fe National Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Nick Lamont, Cory Lamont, John Summers, Mike Walker, Zach Mikoloyck, and Elise Lamont. To sign the online guest register for Mrs. Rumrill please visit: www.riversidefunerals.com Arrangements entrusted to: RIVERSIDE FUNERAL HOME OF ALBUQUERQUE 225 SAN MATEO BLVD. NE 764-9663
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SAIZ -- VICTOR Age 69, was born April 23, 1943 and passed away on June 4, 2012. Our beloved father and grandpa. We will miss you always. Your loving family. Services entrusted to SALAZAR & SONS MORTUARY 400 3RD st. SW Albuquerque, NM 87102 505-247-4124
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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 12:30 p.m. To leave your condolences, memories or thoughts, please visit: www.alfonso-b-sandoval.forevermissed.com
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SAXTON -- JONATHAN EDWARD 6/4/1986 - 6/12/2011 You were the miracle that made our lives complete. It's hard to believe a year has passed since you left us. Sometimes we find ourselves wondering if your spirit is near. To us, you will always be 25. We'll keep you in our hearts forever. Happy Birthday Son! Mom and Dad
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SCHMIERER -- THOMAS "TOM" Age 89, a resident of Albuquerque, died Saturday, March 24, 2012. He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Margaret Schmierer; daughter-in-law, Gwen Schmierer, grandchildren, Daniel M. David, and Douglas; and great-grandson, Caleb, (son, Charles preceded him in death the previous year); son, Gary and wife, Mary, grandchildren, Ken and wife, Amy, Wendy, Naomi, Daniel and wife, Katie (their mother, Beth Hughes), and Joseph; great grandchildren, Joshua and wife, Kayna, Robert, Liam, Khaia; great-great grandchild, Levi; daughter, Elizabeth and husband, Jeff Stickney, and grandchildren, Felicia, Larissa, Ethan, and Timothy. Tom served our country in the United States Army during WWII and was an auditor for the D.O.E before retiring. When his sons were in Boy Scouts, he was active in their troop and the establishment of Old Fort Wingate Zuni Trail. He did extensive genealogy on all sides of our family. Another hobby of his was geology; he collected rocks and fossils, and studied NM geological history. This hobby led him to he Albuquerque Gem and Mineral Club where he volunteered in many positions during his 30 year membership. He answered Jesus' call 14 hours before he made his journey. Memorial services will be held Saturday, June 16, 2012, 11:00 a.m., at Carlisle Plaza United Methodist Church, 3023 Montclair Dr. NE. Please visit our online guest book for Thomas at: www.RememberTheirStory.com FRENCH 9300 Golf Course Rd NW 505-897-0300
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SEDILLO -- JUSTINIANO Age 85, passed away Friday, June 8, 2012. Funeral Services are pending and to be announced. To view information or leave a condolence, please visit www.danielsfuneral.com Garcia Mortuary 717 Stover Ave. SW Albuquerque, NM 87102 505-243-5222
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SERNA -- FRANK A. The family of Frank A. Serna 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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SMITH -- PAMELA DANETTE was born on November 22, 1960 in Arkadelphia, Arkansas and passed away on Tuesday, May 29, 2012 in Albuquerque. She was preceded in death by her parents, Marvin and Etta Smith. Pamela is survived by her brother, Clifton Spencer as well as many other family members and friends who will love and miss her. A Memorial Service is pending. Arrangements by Direct Funeral Services, 2919 4th ST. ABQ. 505-343-8008.
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STEVENS -- JUDY Passed away peacefully on May 22, 2012 at her home in Albuquerque, NM. She was 81 years old. She was preceded in death by her husband Billy who passed away in December of 2010. Judy is survived by her three children, Kenny, Jenny and Jeff; and her grandchildren, Camille Stevens-Rumann, Sabrina Stevens, Stephanie Stevens, Grant Stevens, Shelby Garcia, and Corey Garcia. She was born in Ysleta, Texas on December 7, 1930 to F. Leroy and Hilda C. Arnold. She married her life-long husband, Billy in 1956. They met at Fort Fitzsimons Army Hospital where Judy was an occupational therapist treating patients with tuberculosis. Judy was a first lieutenant in the Army until she was discharged in 1956. Judy and her husband lived in Shiprock, NM as a newly married couple where Billy worked for Kerr McGee Mining Corporation. They moved to Grants, New Mexico in 1962 where they raised their family. Judy is best remembered for her volunteer work and devotion to music. She was the organist of the First Presbyterian Church of Grants for almost 20 years. She taught piano and voice lessons for many years until the family moved to Albuquerque in 1982. While in Grants, Judy was involved in many organizations including the Cibola Arts Council, Petrol Club, American Guild of Organists, Grants Hospital Auxiliary, the PTA of Mt. Taylor Elementary, Women's Auxiliary American Institute of Mining Engineers, and Grants Thrift Shop. She spent many winters with her family on Mt. Taylor sledding and snow-mobiling as well as cheering on her children in the many sports they played. She remained an active member in the Grants community and always felt Grants was her home. A burial service will be at Santa Fe National Cemetery on Friday, July 27 at 11:15 a.m. A Celebration of Life will be held at La Ventana Restaurant in Grants on July 28 from 1:00-3:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Watermelon Mt. Ranch (a no-kill animal shelter); www.wmranch.org; or the First Presbyterian Church of Grants; 400 Nimitz Dr. Grants, NM 87020. Please visit our online guest book for Judy at: www.RememberTheirStory.com FRENCH 1111 University Blvd NE 505-843-6333 Special Instructions
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STRECHMESSER -- MICHAEL Age 44, passed away May 26, 2012. He was born November 18, 1967 in East St. Louis, IL to Martha and Michael Stechmesser. He graduated from Las Cruces High School in 1985. Michael worked as an electrician in Chicago, IL, Indiana and New Mexico. He was also a great animal lover. He was preceded in death by his grandmother, Anna Smith. Michael is survived by his mother, Martha Leary of Rio Rancho; Aunt Barbara and Uncle Robert of Deming; Uncle Don of Indiana; Lorie Reid and family; Richard and Wayne Romanik and families of Illinois; many cousins; his many, many friends. A Memorial Service will be held Wednesday, June 13, 2012 at 7:00 p.m. at the home of Martha Leary, 6496 Freemont Hills Lp NE, Rio Rancho, NM 87144. "Faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see." Hebrews 11:1. To view information or leave a condolence please visit www.danielsfuneral.com. Daniels Family Funeral Services 2400 Southern Blvd SE Rio Rancho, NM 87124 (505) 891-9192
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STRONG -- DARYL STEVEN age 35, passed away June 6, 2012. He was born in Geneva, New York, on September 27, 1976. He is survived by his father Steven Strong and step-mother Kathleen Strong, mother Pamela Strong and James Swarthout, son Dylan Strong and his mother Caroline Strong, brother Craig Strong, grandfather Howard Strong, uncles, aunts, cousins, four nieces, one nephew and friends. He was a wonderful father and enjoyed spending time with his son. He played the guitar, golfed, and loved the outdoors. A Service will be held on Tuesday June 12, 2012, at 6:00 pm, at Wyoming Chapel, 7601 Wyoming NE. Reception to follow. 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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TADDY -- FRANK The family of Frank Taddy 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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TAPIA -- JONI R. The family of Joni R. Tapia (born 1973 - died May 22, 2012) would like to thank their many friends and relatives whose sympathy and thoughtfulness will always be greatly remembered and deeply appreciated. French 10500 Lomas Blvd. NE 275-3500
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TAYLOR -- W.H. (RICHARD) Age 87, died Saturday May 26, 2012. Born in rural Abilene on May 12, 1925. Richard was the son of T.H. Taylor and Nora E. Vaughn. He was a motor machinist's mate 3rd class for the US Navy during WWII. He was a truck driver for Allied Van Lines for 25+ years, and worked for C.W. Williams Corp. as head of maintenance. Richard was loved very much and will be dearly missed. Preceding him in death were his parents; first wife; three children; and one step-daughter. Survivors include his wife of 39 years, Leona of Albuquerque; son Tommy and wife Vicky; grandson, Junior and wife, Samantha; four great-grandkids; step son Keith Chapin and wife Connie, all of Albuquerque; step daughter Helen Shadowens and husband Mark of Truckee, CA; sister, Dorothy Burton of Lubbuck Texas; and numerous grandchildren, nieces, nephews and other family members in Texas. A celebration of life will be held June 11th, 6:00pm at Azusa Christian Faith Assembly of God, 201 Valencia Dr. NE. Memorial contributions may be made to the US Wounded Soldiers at: uswoundedsoilders.com or your local hospice.
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WARNACK -- DAVID C. Age 92, passed away Monday, June 4, 2012. He was preceded in death by Frances Warnack, Frances Visger, Nathaneal Visger. David is survived by wife, Aileene Wooton Warnack, his loving family and with the loss of his quick and sharp wit and his genuine spirit a much sadder and lonelier world. Service will be held at a later date. 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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WAUGH -- BETTY LINNEY Educator, wife, mother and life long learner, died Monday, June 4, 2012 at age 85, at her home in Peralta, NM of complications of Alzheimer's disease. Betty was born January 17, 1927, in Wilkesboro, NC to the Reverend William E. Linney and Florence Poole Linney. She graduated from Wilkesboro High School and from Meredith College in Raleigh, NC. She began her teaching career in North Carolina. She married Henry B. (Hank) Waugh in Wilkesboro June 23, 1951, and in 1955 they moved out West and embraced the wide open spaces. An overachiever by nature, she was involved with many volunteer organizations while raising her four children, including Head Start, League of Women Voters, Girl Scouts, Presbyterian church Elder, church camp director, PTA, American Association of University Women, Albuquerque Youth Symphony parents association, just to name a few. She was also known for teaching kindergarten to neighborhood kids, teaching Sunday school, and compiling summer reading lists. Mom brought her creativity, sense of humor and expectation of excellence to her many endeavors. She was a steady presence in her children's lives, and collected overflowing drawers full of mementos of their activities. Mom came from a musical family and loved singing hymns at church and harmonizing with her family in the car. She loved the N.M. Symphony, and all four of her children's various concerts. She was a star in her Colorado tennis league, and became a proficient alpine skier. She enjoyed backpacking with her family, climbing 14,000 ft. peaks and camping in the bottom of the Grand Canyon. She embraced all sports, could be found watching football on weekends, and later became an avid UNM Lobos women's and men's basketball supporter. She considered herself an early feminist. She relished watching movies, and her fierce devotion to dad was only rivaled by her soft spot for Clark Gable. After her children were all in school, she began graduate school at the University of New Mexico, earned her doctorate in US History, and then taught history for seventeen years at West Mesa High School in Albuquerque, NM. She was very happy there, enjoying both students and colleagues. She retired in 1988, but continued to write and read ravenously from her ever expanding library, and relished her role as grandma and great-grandma. She and dad have enjoyed their retirement ranchette in Peralta, NM, where she resumed her love affair with horses. Betty loved, and taught, and molded character - of her own children, and of thousands of others. Even in illness, she never gave up her sweet nature, easy laugh, engagement with others and love of old movies. She will be sorely missed. Betty lived in Wilkes County, NC, then out west in Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Durango Colorado for eight years, Albuquerque NM for 32 years, and Peralta NM for 13 years. She is survived by her husband, her children H. Bernard (Bernie) Jr. and wife Mary, Ann Waugh Page and husband Ernie, William Joseph (Jody) and wife Marsha, and Richard Daniel and wife Rachel; five grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; one sister, Carolyn Pearson; and one brother, Daniel Linney. She was predeceased by four sisters, Pauline Wall, Madge Sturdivant, Helen Cashion and Lillian Foster; and five brothers, Ernest, Edgar, Douglas, Donald and Joseph Linney. A memorial service for Betty will be held at the UNM Alumni Memorial Chapel on Thursday, June 28 at 5:00 PM. The family will receive friends after the service. In lieu of flowers, we think Betty would appreciate a donation to the Alzheimer's Association.
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WILSON -- SCOTT ALAN October 9, 1964 June 5, 2012 Born in Denver, CO, passed away peacefully in Rio Rancho, NM. He is survived by his life partner Cheryl Elliott; daughters, Ashley Irvin, Renee Wilson; son, Brennen Alan Wilson; son-in-law, James Irvin; granddaughter, Amaris Joy Irvin, all of Rio Rancho, NM; sisters, Janell O'Meara, Gina Russell; mother, Yvette Gilman of San Diego, CA. He has been reunited with his father Bert "Don" Wilson and Jesus in heaven. Scott was a very outgoing, humorous, and a people person. He loved the outdoors, cars, and ATV's. He was a very enthusiastic fisherman and Chargers fan. He was also a very good father, who did more with his children than most dads do in a life time. He will be missed dearly. Scott have fun in heaven, I'll see you there one day, until than catch me a big one! I love you. A memorial service will be held at 1:00pm on Wednesday, June 13, 2012 at Calvary Chapel at 138 Frontage Rd NE, Hwy 528, Rio Rancho, NM 87124. Contributions can be made to Scott Wilson Memorial Fund in care of Wells Fargo Bank account is under Cheryl Elliott 6-10-67. Please visit Scott's online register book at: www.salazarandsonsmortuary.com Services entrusted to SALAZAR & SONS MORTUARY 400 3RD St. SW Albuquerque, NM 87102 505-247-4124
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ZAMORA -- ALBERTO "BETO" J. Age 43, of Albuquerque, passed away Saturday, June 2, 2012. He was born on March 27, 1969 in Albuquerque to Roman G. and Laura K. Zamora. Surviving are his children, Sylvia, Alberto and Joseph Zamora. Daddy you will always be in our hearts, you are the best dad ever. His mother, Laura Zamora; three sisters, Angelica Zamora, Inez Espinosa and her husband David and Ramona Zamora. One brother, Geno Zamora. nieces, Erika, Crystal, Diandra, Deanna, D'Angela and Demaree; great-niece, Brianna; nephews, David Jr., Daniel, Cameron, Brandon; great-nephews, Anthony, Fabain and Isaac Jr. Alberto was preceded in death by his father Roman on July 22, 2010. Mass of Christian Burial will be held 11:00 am Monday, June 11, 2012 at St. Theresa Little Flower Catholic Church, 3424 Fourth St. NW, Albuquerque. Graveside services at 2:30pm on Tuesday at Mt. Calvary Cemetery. Pallbearers will be David Espinosa, Daniel Espinosa, Cameron Lagunas, Tony Maldonado, Frank Degado and Steve Armijo. Please visit Beto's online register book at: www.salazarandsonsmortuary.com Services entrusted to Salazar and Sons Mortuary 400-3rd St. SW Albuquerque, New Mexico (505) 247-4124
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