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BAROS -- LEONARD "LONNIE" 1 year anniversary. August 21, 2011. Our hearts still ache in sadness, our tears still secretly flow. There isn't a day of this year that you have not been thought of or missed. You are gone but never forgotten...until we meet again. Love Mom and the rest of our family who misses you greatly.
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BOWERS -- MARLYS A. Age 88, a resident of Albuquerque, NM, peacefully passed away on Sunday, August 19, 2012. She is survived by her four sons, Richard K. (Gerri) Bowers of Suffolk, VA, Donald A. (Nancy) Bowers of St Helena, SC, John C (Marcie) Bowers and David H. (Anne) Bowers of Albuquerque, NM; grandchildren, Steve (Paula) Bowers, Brian (Amanda) Bowers, Keith (Jessica) Bowers, Amanda (Andrew) Chavez, Katy (Brent) Tipton and Elizabeth (Kurt) Steplowski; and six great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her loving husband of 58 years, C. Keith Bowers; parents, Herman Bunda and Sophia Wilhelmina Louisa Henningsen; sisters, Dorothy (Earnest) Brandhorst and Velma Stevenson. Marlys was a longtime member of St. Paul's United Methodist Church where she also served in the choir and a ladies trio, was a Master Gardener and was a previous member of Organic Growers Association. She was an original founder of the Dike, Iowa Public Library. Cremation has taken place and private Interment will take place at Santa Fe National Cemetery. Should friends desire, memorial contributions may be made to St. Paul's United Methodist Church, 9500 Constitution Ave NE. Please visit our online guest book for Marlys at: www.RememberTheirStory.com FRENCH 10500 Lomas Blvd NE 505-275-3500
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IRVIN -- CLOTINE B. Age 81, a resident of Albuquerque, passed away Saturday, August 18, 2012. She is survived by her son, James I. Irvin; daughter, Sheila "Joyce" Benton and husband, Harold "Ray"; grandchildren, Pamela Irvin, Lilly Irvin-Vitela and husband, Jason Vitela, James R. Irvin and wife, Ashley, Charles J. Irvin and wife, Amy, Theresa Renee Cravens and husband, Pete, Junior Benton and wife, Cindy; great-grandchildren, Kerri Irvin and partner, Jai, Maya Irvin-Vitela, Simon Irvin-Vitela, Caitlynn Irvin, Anna Irvin, Amaris Irvin, Joseph Irvin, Joseph Benton, Michael Anderson, Ashley Benton, James Benton, Bradley Brewer and Hailey Brewer; great-great-grandchildren, Nitai Schwab and Maitreya Schwab. Clotine was preceded in death by her husband of 44 years, Marvin Leroy Irvin; her parents, James H. and Cena Elizabeth Hastings; and six siblings. She cared for her entire family and was welcoming to friends and family alike. Clotine loved to dance with her husband, go fishing, work puzzle books, do crafts and spend time with loved ones. Services will be held on Tuesday, August 21, 2012, 10:00 AM at French - University Chapel. Burial will follow at Sunset Memorial Park Cemetery, 924 Menaul Blvd. NE. FRENCH 1111 University Blvd NE 505-843-6333
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LAFORE -- CLAUDIA Q. was born on November 2, 1939 in Questa N.M. She passed away Friday, August 17, 2012. She married her High School sweetheart E.T. on May 23rd of 1958. They had one son, Allen and two grandsons who she always referred to as her "Pride and Joy". Claudia loved life and her family, she touched many hearts. Claudia was diagnosed with stage four lung cancer in June. Her battle was short, but she gave it her all. She was preceded in death by her parents, Alfonso and Edelia Ortega; brother, Damian; nephews, Christian and Jason LaFore; in-laws, Felix and Edilia LaFore. Claudia is survived by her husband Elmer "E.T."; son, Allen and wife Judy; grandsons Allen and Aaron; brother's and sister's, Roger and Lillian Ortega, Ernest and Joan Ortega; Joseph Ortega; MaryAnn and Steve Sanchez; sister in-law of Felix and Mary LaFore, Mike and Chris LaFore. Services will be held at Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Church in Bernalillo N.M. on Wednesday, August 22, 2012. A Rosary will be recited at 9:30am. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:30am. Burial will follow at Gate of Heaven Cemetery on Paseo Del Norte and Wyoming in Albuquerque. Pallbearers will be , Duke LaFore, Leroy Ortega, Phil Trujillo, Ray Garcia Jr., Allen LaFore and Aaron Lafore. The family would like to Thank the staff at Kaseman Presbyterian Hospice Unit for their compassion, care and hospitality shown to Claudia and our family. You are all greatly appreciated. A reception will then take place back at Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Church. Arrangements by Direct Funeral Services, 2919 4th NW. ABQ. 505-343-8008.
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LESICKA -- MICHELLE AGNES Age 59, a resident of Albuquerque since 1963, passed away Sunday, August 19, 2012 of ALS (Lou Gehrig's Disease) in the arms of her loving husband, Albert Carabajal. She is also survived by her brothers, Jesse and wife Kathy of Minneapolis, MN and Frank and wife Jean of Rio Rancho, NM; sisters, Leslie and husband, Mark of Portales, NM and Louise and husband Kurt of Denver, CO; sister-in-law, Nancy of Albuquerque; and many nieces and nephews who she adored. She was preceded in death by her parents, Milton Sr. and Jessie Lesicka (Jessie, also of ALS); and brother, Milton Jr. (also of ALS). Michelle was loved by all because of her conscientious, caring, loving and unselfish qualities. A Memorial service will be held Thursday, August 23, 2012, 11:00 a.m. at French, University Chapel. Please visit our online guest book for Michelle at: www.RememberTheirStory.com FRENCH 1111 University Blvd NE 505-843-6333
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MATURINO -- JUAN R. age 87, born August 29, 1924 passed away August 17, 2012. Please visit the online guest register for Juan at: www.riversidefunerals.com Services entrusted to: RIVERSIDE FUNERAL HOME 225 SAN MATEO BLVD. NE 505-764-9663
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MORA -- PAUL RANDY In loving memory of Paul Randy Mora 8/21/1962-11/20/2006. Wow, we can't believe you would've been turning 50 today. There's not a day that passes that we don't think of you. You'll always be in our hearts until the day we meet again. Happy Birthday! We love you! Your wife, kids, and grandsons
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MORRIS -- FLORENCE EVA (F. EVA) Age 87, a current resident of Albuquerque, NM. She was the first New Year's baby born at St. Vincent's Hospital in Santa Fe, NM on January 1, 1925 at 12:01 a.m. to Carl Lynn Phillips and Theodora (Doris) Mente Phillips and passed away from natural causes on August 17, 2012. Eva spent most of her life in Terrero, Pecos and Santa Fe, NM. During her career she held positions with the Bank of Santa Fe, Bankers Association of NM, the State of NM, night auditor at The La Fonda Hotel and owning her pride and joy of many years, the "La Paz" Restaurant in Pecos which her mother started in the early 1960's as Phillips Cafe and Court. Her customers tell us they still miss her "La Paz" burgers. She was preceded in death by her parents; her sons Arthur Gillis III (aka Tres Phillips) and James Gary Morris; brothers Herman Phillips, Carl Phillips, John (Johnny) Phillips and Charles (Bobby) Phillips; husbands Arthur Gillis II and Glenn Morris; son-in-law Jim Pendergrass; and other family members over the years. She is survived by her daughters Linda Pendergrass and Glynnette Hale; grandsons Arthur Gillis IV (Quatro); Nathan Hale, PFC, US Army and wife Alexandra; granddaughters Elizabeth Tapia and husband Jerald; Lt. Commander Jamie Embry, USCG and husband Daniel, and Erin Crosby and husband James; great-grandchildren Ashley Tapia, Michaela Tapia, Asher Embry, Paige Embry, Ravyn McCarty, Kyle Crosby and Patrick Hale; cousins Veda Mason of CA and Michael Phillips of AR; numerous other family members and good friends. We would like to give our special thanks to all of her "Bingo Buddies" and friends at Sandia Casino and give extra special thanks to all of her caregivers over the past few years, but especially those of recent from Mi Via and Heritage Healthcare and Hospice Inc. A Visitation and Memorial Celebration will be held on Thursday, August 23, 2012 at Rivera Chapel, 417 East Rodeo Road, Santa Fe, NM from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.
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OLGAARD -- MIKAYLA A. was born in Powell, Wyoming to Ann and Roger Olgaard, a tiny baby who remained petite throughout her short life. Mikayla was a precocious and vibrate child who displayed a sense of innocent mischief. Her childhood collection interests revolved around Dam dolls (those fury headed plastic trolls) and "Garbage Pail Kids". She maintained a well-stocked kit of tools to emulate Harriet the Spy and never was a Christmas gift a surprise. At a young age she lost her father, Roger, in a tragic accident and moved to Rapid City, SD with her mother. In Rapid City she found a second father in Doug Blankenship. As she matured she developed a love of the outdoors and despite her diminutive size she was game for anything. She graduated from Stevens High School in Rapid City, SD and began university studies at St. Olaf College in Northfield, Minnesota. A longing of warmer climes and the topography of the Rockies, she transferred to the University of Colorado, Boulder where she received a degree in mathematics. She spent several years working for Penn Schoen Berland and continued her studies at the University of Denver receiving an MBA in 2008. A childhood passion for jewelry eventually blossomed with the development of a jewelry line through her company Continuum, an effort encouraged and championed by her partner, Keith Clasen. Mikayla is survived by mother Ann Blankenship, father Douglas Blankenship and brother Nolan Blankenship. She also leaves behind her fraternal grandmother, Sonora Olgaard; grandparents, Nolan (Sam) and Garnet Blankenship; and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. Memorial services were held August 15th in Denver, CO at the Evans Chapel on the Campus of the University of Denver. A celebration of life for Mikayla will be held at a later date in Rapid City, SD.
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OLTMANNS -- BOBBY (BARBARA) passed away August 18, 2012 at her home at the Manzano del Sol Village. Bobby was born August 20, 1923 in Bloomfield, Nebraska. She was married to Hank Oltmanns for 67 years, prior to his passing in 2011. She is survived by daughter Donie (Jimmy) Schmidt of Pennsylvania and son Randy (Nancy) Oltmanns of Aztec, NM. She leaves four grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Bobby taught at Highland High School for 25 years; always crediting her students for keeping her young at heart and energized. She has been cremated. At her request, no public memorial is planned. Please visit our online guest book for Barbara at: www.RememberTheirStory.com FRENCH 1111 University Blvd. NE (505) 843-6333
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RIZZO -- FRANK JOSEPH Age 83, a resident of Albuquerque since 2008, and a long time resident of North Versailles, PA died Thursday, August, 16, 2012. He is survived by his children, Debra Brady and husband, Martin of Albuquerque, NM; Linda Smeltz and husband Jack of Clearwater, FL; Joseph Rizzo of East McKeesport, PA; and Robert Rizzo and wife Kelly of Irwin, PA; grandchildren Evan Smeltz and Allison Smeltz of Clearwater, FL; Joshua Rizzo of Kirksville, MO; and Justin and Courtney Rizzo of Irwin PA; great-grandchildren Kaleigh Adams of Stuttgart, Germany, Anthony Hall and Marlee Smeltz of Clearwater, FL; siblings Lucy Filia, Rose Abate, Connie Biedinger, and Bill Rizzo. Frank was preceded in death by his wife Winifred 'Patsy' Rizzo, father Joseph Rizzo and mother Julia Rizzo. Frank Rizzo was a high school football standout and a lifelong Steelers fan. Frank had a great sense of humor and was the one that extended family and friends sought out for counsel. Frank and Frank's father, Joseph Rizzo, who immigrated to Pgh from Italy, ran their own construction business and employed and looked out for many of their friends and relatives. Please visit our online guestbook for Frank Rizzo at: www.RememberTheirStory.com FRENCH 7121 Wyoming Blvd. NE (505) 823-9400
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ROBINSON -- WILLIAM A. 8/21/63 - 1/22/12 HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Although you are in heaven you are not forgotten on this day - you are loved and missed very much. Love, Tanzi, Speedy and the Cats
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RODRIGUEZ -- LOUIS J. Age 84, a resident of Albuquerque, died Sunday, August 19, 2012. He is survived by his nephew, Ken Rodriguez of Los Angeles, CA and niece, Deloris Graham of Houston, TX. Louis was preceded in death by his parents, Amos P. and Rebecca Rodriguez; brother, Amos Rodriguez Jr.; and sister, Eunice Gallegos. Louis was a lifelong educator. He began his career in Denver, CO, followed by years of service with the Bureau of Indian Affairs. Louis then continued with the Los Lunas Public Schools as a Teacher, a School Principal, Financial Director, and Assistant Superintendent. Services will be held on Friday, August 24, 2012, 10:00 am at Chester T. French Memorial Mausoleum Chapel at Sunset Memorial Park, 924 Menaul Blvd. NE. Entombment will follow. Should friends desire, memorial contributions may be made to NM Boys and Girls Ranches, Inc., PO Box 9, Belen, NM 87002-9901. Please visit our online guest book for Louis at: www.RememberTheirStory.com FRENCH 1111 University Blvd NE 505-843-6333
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ROMERO -- ADOLFO C. was born June 13, 1944 and passed away August 19, 2012. Please visit Adolfo's online guest register at: www.riversidefunerals.com Services entrusted to: RIVERSIDE FUNERAL HOME 225 San Mateo Blvd. NE 505-764-9663
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SANCHEZ -- ELLIE was born on February 16, 1934 and raised in Whittemore, Iowa. She passed away on August 17, 2012. She graduated in Interior Design from the University of Iowa. She worked in Chicago with Heuer Interiors. That is when she met Robert, who was a dental school student at Northwestern University. After Robert's graduation, they married and immediately left for his tour of duty in Germany. They returned in 1960 and moved to Albuquerque, NM. Ellie and Robert have five children. Their names are Dr. Robert Sanchez and wife, Lianne, Linda Sanchez, Dr. Gary Sanchez and wife, Julie, Dr. Greg Sanchez and wife, Kate, Dr. Leslie Sanchez-Goettler and husband, Drew. Their grandchildren are Jasmine, Reed, Bella, Jacqueline, Ben, Will and Jordan. Her pride in life has always been her family. She was that mom you could count on to be at every event and every recital supporting and encouraging each child and their friends. When the children were grown, Ellie decided to start a Real Estate career. She earned the distinction of Albuquerque's Realtor of the Year. She had that innate ability to connect with people and her success came from making all of her clients feel very special. They became more than clients - they were her friends. Ellie loved playing the piano. She was an accomplished pianist and loved entertaining others. Later in life she played the piano at the Albuquerque Veteran's Hospital three days a week for two years. She had a following of patients, nurses, and doctors who would come out into the hall to thank her as she left. Ellie is the best friend anyone could have. She always put everyone else first. She was the ultimate planner and organizer who always got everyone together and made things happen! Ellie would run into friends wherever she went. She is loved by everyone! A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, August 25, 2012 at 04:00p.m. at Netherwood Park Church of Christ, 5101 Indian School Rd. NE. To view information or leave a condolence please visit: www.danielsfuneral.com Daniels Family Funeral Services 3113 Carlisle Blvd NE Albuquerque, NM 87110 505-884-1188
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SANCHEZ -- GENE Age 69, a longtime resident of Albuquerque, lovingly known as "Gino the Machino" passed away early morning August 18, 2012, with family by his side. His spirit and soul have transported into the hands of God in heaven. He is survived by his wife of 42 years, Mary Jane; sons, Ernie and wife Vicki, Damian and wife Lori, and Marc G. Sanchez; grandsons, Cameron and Damien Marcos; brothers, Frank and wife Rose and Manuel and wife Carol; along with many nieces, nephews, extended family members and friends. Gino was preceded in death by his parents, Amador and Leonedez Sanchez; and his sisters, Andrea and Tola. Gino loved life and lived it to its fullest everyday. His passions were golf, tennis, swimming, and nature. Gino had many career paths throughout his life but they always revolved around sales. You could say he had the "gift of gab." The greatest love of his life is his family, especially his grandsons. Those who golfed with him knew the joy and frustration of his score keeping and lost ball retrieval. Gino loved to be the center of attention. He was always willing to be the target of a friendly joke and provide laughs to those around him. To know him was to love him. He will be deeply missed and mourned by all who had the honor of meeting him. Friends are welcome to visit French - Wyoming Chapel on Tuesday, August 21, 2012 from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. with Rosary recital to begin at 7:00 p.m. Due to construction on Wyoming, it is recommended that guests go south on Wyoming from Paseo Del Norte. Funeral Mass will be held on Wednesday, August 22, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. at Risen Savior Catholic Community, 7701 Wyoming Blvd. NE, 87109. Please visit our online guestbook for Gene at: www.RememberTheirStory.com FRENCH 7121 Wyoming Blvd. NE (505) 823-9400
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SMITH -- MARY I. "JERRY" August 21, 1910 - April 15, 1998 In Loving Memory
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TERRAZAS -- ROBERT Rob, Its been a year today since you left this earth. We hope you are in heaven with mom and dad and trying to get your wings. Sherry and Nicole are doing fine and the family is staying close to one another. You would be so proud of them both. RedLobster will miss you tonite! We still say "What about BOB" I miss your crazy calls and our great political debates. May God be with you, and say hi to everyone up there. Rosie, Stella, Liz, Johnny, Richard
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