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C DE BACA, EDWARD THOMAS went to be with the Lord on Saturday, March 30, 2013. He passed away in his sleep after a long illness. Eddie was very artistic; had a great sense of humor and was a practical joker at heart. He had a great collection of posters, comic books and movies. Eddie was preceded in death by his mother, Martha Grace C. De Baca. He is survived by his daughter, the love of his life, Giovanna Martha C. De Baca; his father, David Thomas C. De Baca; his brother, David Charles C. De Baca, and nephew David Mathias C. De Baca. Other members of Eddie's family include aunts, Martha Blea, Sherry Rios and husband Jessie; cousins, Wendy Davis and husband Thomas and daughter Florence of Evertte, Washington, Elaine Martinez and husband Jerry and children, Tiffany, Jew Jew and Vanessa, Eileen Rios Stump and husband Daniel and son Jonathan Martinez of Albuquerque, NM; aunts, Shirley, Patricia Montano; uncle, Manuel Montano and their families all from San Jose, CA; numerous cousins, friends, and lifelong friend Albert Maestas. We would like to thank our special friends the Candelaria, Martinez, Valdez and Padilla families, for being a part of Eddie's life. Semper Fi, USMC. Services will be held on Friday April 5, 2013 at 11:00am at Highland Park, Circle SE; 302 Walter SE, Albuq, NM 87102. Please visit Edward's online register book at www.salazarandsonsmortuary.com Salazar and Sons Mortuary 400-3rd St. SW Albuquerque, New Mexico 87102 505-247-4124
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CABANISS, EDITH A. Was born in Berlin, Germany, she passed away just nine days short of her 88th birthday in Friday Harbor, WA. Private memorial services will be held at a later date in Alabama where Mrs. Cabaniss will be interred beside her husband. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Edith's name to a charity of choice. To view the full obituary and share memories of Edith, go to: www.evanschapel.com
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CLAYTON, PATRICIA Born on June 28, 1935 in Philadelphia, PA was called home to be with her Lord on Saturday, March 30, 2013. She was a loving wife and mother who opened her home with great hospitality to all and a resident of the Albuquerque East Mountain Community for 34 years. She is survived by her longtime faithful husband, Joe Clayton; son, Bob Clayton; son Ray Clayton and wife Noreen; grandson, Shawn Clayton, wife Dacia and great-granddaughters, Ileana and Lauren; grandson, Westly Clayton and wife Jessica; granddaughter, Amanda Clayton; granddaughter, Georgia Clayton. Services will be held at First Spanish Fruit Avenue Baptist Church in Albuquerque on Saturday, April 6, 2013 at 10:00am. There will also be a gathering afterwards at the home of Joe Clayton for a time fellowship and sharing memories, beginning at 2:00 pm.
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DURAN, LUIS A. Age 88, resident of Vaughn, NM, passed away March 31, 2013. He was preceded in death by his wife, Beatrice Duran; son, Alfonso L. Duran; parents, Santos and Barbarita Duran; brothers: Rogue, Luciano, Willie Duran and Antonio Herrera. Luis is survived by his daughter, Dorothy Barbero (Robert) of Santa Cruz; daughter-in-law, Lorraine Duran of Santa Fe; grandchildren: Adrian and Aaron Barbero of Santa Cruz, Kristi Barbero-Telles of Albuquerque, NM, Doreen, Michelle Duran, Andrea Sisneros of Santa Fe; great grandchildren: John Paul and Marina Sisneros, Gina, Arianna and Antonio Baldonado, and Devlen and Dilon Barbero; brother, Paul Duran of Denver, CO; sisters: Tillie Hurd of Denver, CO and Jane Cavazos of SanBenito, TX; and many other relatives. Luis was an Army Veteran who served in WWII South Pacific. He was a school bus driver with Vaughn Public Schools for 35 years. He worked as a Railroader Track Maintenance for 20 years. Luis belonged to Knights of Columbus, Commander, American Legion, Vaughn Volunteer Fire Department and was very active in the St. Mary's Catholic Church and the Vaughn Senior Center. Serving as pallbearers will be: Adrian, Aaron and Kristi Barbero, Doreen and Michell Duran and Adrea Sisneros. Honorary Pallbearers will be: Alex Gazolas, John Morgan, Marcos Arguello, A. P. Anaya, Rumaldo Lopez and all of his friends at the Senior Citizens Center. A Rosary will be recited at St. Mary's Catholic Church on Friday, April 5, 2013 at 9:00 a.m. followed by a Mass at 10:00 a.m. A Burial will be held at Santa Fe National Cemetery on Monday, April 8, 2013 at 10:30 a.m.
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ECHOLS, ODIS L. JR. You don't become a legend without a colorful personality, an outsized ego and an instinct for making the right move at the right time. Former State Senator and veteran lobbyist, Odis Echols, had all that and then some. Odis Echols passed in Albuquerque, NM, Thursday March 28, 2013, at the age of 82 after a long and valiant battle with Dementia. Odis was born May 28, 1930. He was a native New Mexican. He grew up in Clovis, NM and would later proudly be called, "Odis from Clovis." Odis graduated from Texas Tech University in 1954 with a BS in Education. He was elected Senior Class President and was a Kappa Sigma member. His father, Odis "Pop" Echols bought KCLV Radio station in Clovis, NM. It was at that radio station where he and his father would produce music shows and promote musicians from across the country including Elvis Presley, Buddy Holly, Glen Campbell, Faron Young and Tommy Sands. Odis had unlimited stories depicting his youth as a fun and amazing ride in the presence of so many famous people. He was elected President of the New Mexico Broadcasters Association in 1962. Odis was elected to the New Mexico State Senate from Curry County in 1966. He served ten years. During his tenure, he served as Senate Majority Whip and as Chairman of Senate Rules Committee. He was a member of Senate Finance Committee and other interim Committees. He was chosen one of America's Outstanding Legislators by Rutgers University in 1975. Odis was a maverick Legislator who worked to pass several controversial laws concerning marijuana and privacy standards. He was also an early proponent of a "bullet train" between Albuquerque and Santa Fe. In the late 70's he began lobbying and is credited with popularizing the trend of taking on multiple clients. Before he was done, his client list was the length of your arm including Bernalillo County, United New Mexico Bank, Sandia Pueblo and many others. Two of his greatest achievements in lobbying were working to help the passage of interstate banking in the mid 1980's and Indian Gaming in the early 1990's. Odis also served as Chairman of the New Mexico State Fair Board under Governor Toney Anaya. Longtime lobbyist Scott Scanland, who began his career with Echols, said Odis Echols will be remembered as a dean of the New Mexico lobbying corps who paved the way for me and many others. In his post-lobbying days, Odis encouraged his wife Millie to become a World Champion in County Western Dance and was so proud when she won in 2005. The last 15 years of his life were filled with dance competitions, dance rehearsals and music. Chip Hindi made Odis an Honorary Dance Spectator because we all knew he was a yank and cranker on the dance floor. Odis had unlimited stories and told them freely to anyone who would listen. He could talk for hours and knew a lot about many things and a little about everything. Odis was giving to so many people. He loved good food. He loved good music. He loved to see others succeed. He loved to hob-nob with the rich and famous and had a hand in bringing together talented people to eager producers. Odis was bigger than life! Pallbearers are Turner Branch, Ambassador Ed Romero, Greg Frost, Senator Les Houston, Joe O'Neil and Scott Scanland. Honorary Pallbearers are New Mexico State Senate Members; Former Governor Bill Richardson, Former Governor Gary Johnson, Former Governor Toney Anaya, Former Governor Garrey Carruthers, Former Governor Jerry Apodaca, and Former Governor Dave Cargo; New Mexico Broadcasters Association Past Presidents; The New Mexico Enchantment Dance family. He is survived by his wife, Millie Leahy. He also leaves behind a son, Dan Echols and two grandchildren, Courtney and Brandon Echols who reside in Scottsdale, Arizona. A Service will be held on Thursday, April 4, 2013, 2:00 p.m. at FRENCH - Lomas. Life Celebration gathering after funeral at Kelly's Brew Pub hosted by longtime friends Dennis and Janis Bonfontine. There will be an open microphone for everyone to share their favorite Odis stories. Please visit our online guestbook for Odis at www.FrenchFunerals.com. FRENCH - Lomas 10500 Lomas Blvd NE 505-275-3500
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FLORES, STEPHEN A. Born February 6, 1954, age 59, resident of Albuquerque NM, went home with our Lord on Thursday, March 28, 2013. He is survived by daughters, Daphne, Jennifer, and April as well as his wife, Ellie; brothers and sisters, Johnny, Patricia, Walter, Mary, Edith, and Catherine; as well as his best friend, Randy Sanchez; and many uncles, aunts, nieces, nephews and cousins. Stephen was preceded in death by his parents, H.B. and Nellie Flores and his brother, William Flores, also of Albuquerque. Stephen was a Veteran of the United States Army. His indelible spirit will be remembered always. He is loved by all who knew him. He loved his family, nature, animals and helping others. A Memorial Service will be held Saturday, April 6, 2013 at 12:00 p.m. at FRENCH - Lomas. A private burial will be held at his final resting place at the Santa Fe National Cemetery. Please visit our online guest book for Stephen at www.FrenchFunerals.com FRENCH - Lomas 10500 Lomas Blvd NE 505-275-3500
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FLORES, KC On March 31st a dear friend and family member was taken from this world unexpectedly. KC Flores was born and raised in the North Valley of Albuquerque. He was a wonderful father, son, brother, nephew, cousin, and friend. He is survived by his son James Flores and his girlfriend Michelle Padilla; his mother Cindy Gonzales and Tony Dibble; his brother Kyle Dibble; sisters Nicky Larrabee and Sarah Ortiz. Also survived by his grandmother Ester Lopez and siblings Renee, Frankie, Delilah, and Paul. His extended family included aunts, uncles, cousins, friends, and coworkers who he loved. He was preceded in death by his grandparents Frank and Helen Gonzales. It was important for KC to help others in his community, and that led him to a career at the Albuquerque Convention & Visitors Bureau as a National Sales Manager. He was able to give back to his community by supporting local business' by helping them grow and achieve success. KC also volunteered his time at Valley High School as an assistant baseball coach, as well as supporting his son in wrestling, basketball, golf, football, and baseball. KC had a generous heart that touched our lives in one way or another. He was able to make everyone feel good about themselves with his infectious smile and personality. KC will always be loved and will truly be missed. A viewing will be held at Riverside Funeral Home, 225 San Mateo Blvd NE, on Wednesday, April 3, 2013 from 5:00 - 8:00 pm. Burial services will be held at Vista Verde Memorial Park, 4310 Sara Rd SE in Rio Rancho on Friday, April 5, 2013 at 1:00 pm. Reception to follow at the Sheraton Albuquerque Uptown 2600 Louisiana Blvd NE. The Honorary Pallbearers are Antonio Abeyta, Mario Orosco, Andrew Muriel, Phillip Ramirez, Geno Gallegos, Chad Smith, Manuel Ramirez, Robert Ramirez, Daniel Gonzales, Richard Padilla, Nicholas Basham, Timothy Welsh, Michael Welsh, Jacob Quintana, Ralph Montoya, Gabriel Facio, and Gabriel Atencio (GI).
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GARCIA, MARGARET S. Margaret was born in Madrid, New Mexico on June 10, 1913, the daughter of Damian and Fidela Dimas Sandoval. She had five brothers, Refugio, Leo, Manuel, Damian and Orlando along with four sisters, Maria Metzgar, Ramona Baca, Alice Gonzales and Lena Garcia. She attended grade school in Madrid and graduated from Albuquerque High in 1931, then immediately began teaching school in La Cienega. Salvador and Margaret were married in 1934 and lived a full life together until his death in 1988. They have one daughter, Ruth, who was born in 1941. In 1948 they established the famous El Modelo Tortilla Factory and kept until it's sale in 1987. During that time Margaret continued teaching while getting Bachelor and Master Degrees from the University of New Mexico. After retirement from thirty-two years of teaching she began volunteering at St. Joseph Hospital for the twenty-five years. She was president of the auxiliary in 1980-81, chaired the information desk, surgical waiting and gift shop along with serving as director of American Cancer Society's Reach to Recovery for thirteen years. She also worked with United Way, March of Dimes, Brothers of the Good Shepherd, YMCA and at Immaculate Conception Church as President of the Altar Society, Legion of Mary and Annual Catholic Appeal. Other committees within the Archdiocese were serving as President of the National Council of Catholic Women, Justice Committee, the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulcre of Jerusalem and as a Regent of Catholic Daughters of America Court 317 for several years. She was elected to the New Mexico Commission on the Status of Women and served with the Alliance of Pan American Round Tables. The family traveled extensively together to Mexico, Central and South America, Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic, Japan and Europe. Margaret's pallbearers will be Richard Parra, Charlie Parra, Chris Parra, Mike Sandoval, Anthony Segura and Orrin King. Rosary will be recited on Wednesday, April 3, 2013 at 7:00 p.m. Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Thursday, April 4, 2013, 10:00 a.m. both at Immaculate Conception Church, 619 Copper Ave NW. Interment will follow at Gate of Heaven Cemetery. Please visit our online guestbook for Margaret at www.FrenchFunerals.com FRENCH - University 1111 University Blvd NE 505-843-6333
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GARCIA, EFREN (FRED) age, 69, a resident of Albuquerque, passed away on March 30, 2013 at home with his loving family at his side. Mr. Garcia is survived by his wife of forty-eight years, Senaida; children, Angie Garcia and husband, Chris Aragon; Sonya Davalos and husband, Julian, Efren (Freddie) Garcia; grandchildren, Lynda, Renee, Vanessa, Joanna, Angel and Anthony; three great-grandchildren; sisters, Josie, Cathy, and Geraldine; brother, Michael; several nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Mr. Garcia was preceded in death by his mother, Julia Garcia; son, Gabriel; brother, David (Eppie). Fred was a member of the Catholic Church, a retired Albuquerque Firefighter, member of Charms and Roadrunners Band, was the wrestling Coach for Rio Grande High School and Albuquerque High School Teams. Fred was also the recipient of the Outstanding Citizen of the South Valley and was nominated again this year. Visitation will be Saturday, April 6, 2013 at Holy Family Catholic Church, 562 Atrisco SW, from 8:00 a.m. until 8:30 a.m. with a Rosary to be recited at 8:30 a.m.; Mass of Christian Burial to be celebrated at 9:00 a.m. Interment of cremains will follow at San Jose de Armijo Cemetery. Pallbearer will be his son, Efren (Fred) Garcia. Please visit www.gabaldonmortuaryinc.com to sign the online guestbook. Arrangements by: Gabaldon Mortuary Inc. 1000 Old Coors Dr. SW (505) 243-7861
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GARCIA, ROSS JOSE age 77, beloved husband, father, and grandfather, lost his battle to cancer on March 31, 2013 (Easter Sunday) but won his way to heaven on the day of resurrection. Mr. Garcia is survived by his wife of fifty years, Vi (Viola); son, Alexander Marvin Garcia and wife, Danette; daughter, Melissa Garcia-Stanley who preceded him in death; grandson, Kody Garcia; granddaughter, Brionna Garcia; sister, Agnes Humphrey; brother, Jerry Garcia and wife, Louise; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Julia McClain and husband, John; Ramon Maestas and wife, Hermie; Johnny Maestas Jr., and wife, Tillie; Pat Maestas; Mary Kay Aguilar; Frank Maestas and wife, Linda; Don Maestas and wife, Barbara. Ross was preceded in death by his parents, Ross Sr., and Tillie Garcia; brothers-in-law, Porf Maestas and Ernie Aguilar. Ross was a member of the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, a Veteran of the U.S. Air Force serving during the Korean Conflict, and was a member of the Western Teamsters Union 492. Visitation will be Wednesday, April 3, 2013 from 6:30 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Cuba, NM with a Rosary to be recited at 7:00 p.m. Final visitation will be Thursday, April 4, 2013 at the Church from 10:30 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. with Mass of Christian Burial to be celebrated at 11:00 a.m. Private disposition will follow at later date. Pallbearers will be Kody Garcia, Jim Garcia, Carlos Maestas, Ernie Aguilar, Jack Maestas, Frank Maestas Jr., and Jason White. Honorary pallbearers will be Rudy Duran, Ted Rael, Leo Sandoval and John McClain. Please visit www.gabaldonmortuaryinc.com to sign the online guestbook. Arrangements by: Gabaldon Mortuary Inc. 1000 Old Coors Dr. SW (505) 243-7861
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JARAMILLO, KEVIN Age 58, passed away surrounded by his family on Saturday, March 30, 2013. Kevin was preceded in death by his parents, Flossie and Gilbert Jaramillo. Kevin is survived by three sisters: Tessie Martinez (spouse Ralph), Sally Harrer (spouse John), Valerie Hands (spouse Leo); his two brothers: Martin Jaramillo (spouse Les) and Steve Jaramillo (spouse Ruby); and Claudina Perea and Mary Augustine. Respecting Kevin's last request, there will be no public services. Kevin's ashes will be lovingly interred privately.
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LOVATO, ALICE Age 83 , beloved mother and grandmother, was embraced by the Lord and taken to her heavenly home, Saturday, March 30, 2013. Final Viewing will be this morning from 9:00 a.m. to 10:15 a.m. at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Cuba, NM, followed by the Mass of Christian Burial at 10:30 a.m. Interment will follow at the Cuba Catholic Cemetery. To view information or leave a condolence please visit www.danielsfuneral.com Daniels Family Funeral Services Alameda Mortuary 9420 Fourth St. NW Albuquerque, NM 87114 (505) 898-3160
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LUCERO, NICOLE AMANDA Age 23, was born March 13, 1990 and passed away on Friday, March 29, 2013. She was loved and will be missed by her sisters, Crystal, Stephanie, Renee and Monique Lucero. Especially her parents, Richard and Amalia Lucero, her beloved, grandmother, Barbara Sosa; nephews, Juan, Carlos, Joshua, Gabriel; niece, Amia Lee Lucero, fiancee, Joey Maes; many aunties, uncles and cousins. A Rosary service will be recited at 7:00pm on Thursday, April 4, 2013 at Salazar & Sons Mortuary. Mass service is pending. Please visit Nicole'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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OWENS, JIM age 76, passed away March 28, 2013. He leaves behind his wife, Georgie, and children: Terri Owens-Sweetland (husband Mark), Farrell Lee Owens, Debra Baca (husband Jess) and Rhonda Rhoades (husband Aubyn); his grandchildren: Charles Owens (wife Christina), Justine Garcia (husband Mark), Randilyn Baca, Aubyn D. and Taylor Rhoades; great-grandchildren: Anthony and Aspen Owens and Stella Garcia. He lived his life overcoming many challenges and had a wonderful sense of humor. He encouraged each of us to be strong and to be the best we could be. He loved being a sports fan, cooking, and fishing. He taught us the importance of hard work and he had a big heart for those battling addictions, poverty and hunger. That heart gave out and sent him on to God and his precious Jesus Christ and the home prepared for him in heaven. Goodbye, Daddy. Goodbye, Grandpa. Thank you.
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PEOPLES, RUTELIA Age 74, passed away on Thursday, March 28, 2013. A memorial service will be held on Friday, April 5, 2013, 1:00 pm, at Macedonia Baptist Church, 1509 Edith Blvd SE, Albuquerque. 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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PETERSON, WILFORD LEE Age 86, resident of Albuquerque, New Mexico, passed away from complications of an automobile accident on March 30, 2013, at UNM Hospital, surrounded by his family. Lee was born December 19, 1926, in Sanford, Colorado to Wilford and Jennie Peterson. Lee grew up in Sanford, Colorado, graduated from Sanford High School and later attended the Denver School of Business where he received an associate degree. He honorably served in the US Navy during World War II, where he was required to travel throughout the Orient. After the war ended Lee married Nona Douglas, of Alamosa, Colorado. Lee and Nona had three children. Lee had a successful business career with the US Fish and Wildlife which resulted in assignments in Washington DC, Boston, Massachusetts and finally retiring in Albuquerque, NM in 1985. Lee's second marriage was to Carol Anne Desiderio in 1990. During their 23 year marriage, they enjoyed traveling, often with his brothers and sisters, playing Bridge and Rook, family get togethers and watching sports. In his younger years, Lee enjoyed hunting, fishing, boating and golf. Lee was preceded in death by his mother and father, Wilford and Jennie Peterson; a brother Andrew Frank Peterson; two sisters, Olive Reed and Maxine Poulson; and great-granddaughter, Lacy Jayde Dyer. Lee is survived by his loving wife, Carol Peterson; his children, Harold Peterson, Connie Beckner and Shaun Peterson; his grandchildren, Jason, Scott, Brett, Ryan, Dewey, Kacey, Gil, Jennifer and Cory; his great-grandchildren, Kayla, Tyler, Lexie, Jett, Halle, Tessa, Kade, Lane, Landon, Slade, Abby, Grant, Koda and Nona Louise; his siblings, Jean Davis, Mary June Miller, David Peterson and Jennie Maybeth "Bonnie" Winters; his brothers-in-law, Roy Davis and Herman Miller; and sister-in-law, Donna Peterson.
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REED, MERL MYRON JR. 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 7601 Wyoming Blvd NE Albuquerque, NM 87109 505-821-0010
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RICE, CHERYL A. Age 68, passed away on March 28, 2013 after her five year battle with breast cancer. She was born on November 10, 1944 and was a life-long resident of Albuquerque, graduating from Sandia High School in 1963. Cheryl is survived by her husband of 51 years, Jerry V. Rice; daughters Pamela A. Rice, Lian Yearout and husband Kevin Yearout; and four grandchildren, Harley and Cole Yearout, Ashley Geer and husband Colby, and Brittany Wildenstein and husband Skyler. She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother and will be greatly missed. A visitation will be held On Friday, April 5, 2013 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at FRENCH - Lomas. A funeral service will be held on Saturday, April 6, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. also at FRENCH - Lomas. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to The American Cancer Society in the name of Cheryl A. Rice. Please visit our online guestbook for Cheryl at www.FrenchFunerals.com. FRENCH - Lomas 10500 Lomas Blvd NE 505-275-3500
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SAAVEDRA, VALERIO MILAGRO age 18, a resident of Albuquerque, passed away on April 1, 2013, with his family at his side. Valerio is survived by his loving parents, Robert and Bernadette Saavedra; sister, Florentina Saavedra; brother, Robertlee Nicholas Saavedra and fiancee, Stephanie Romero; niece, Allie Mia Saavedra; grandfather, Nestor O. Herrera; many aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends. Valerio was preceded in death by his brother, Gabriel; sister, Gabrielita Jesusita; grandparents, Patsy Herrera, Ernandez and Jesusita Saavedra. Valerio was a Senior at Data Charter High School, where he was set to graduate with the Class of 2013. Visitation will be Friday, April 5, 2013 at Santuario de San Martin Catholic Church, 8321 Camino San Martin SW from 6:30 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. with a Rosary to be recited at 7:00 p.m. Final visitation will be Saturday, April 6, 2013 from 9:30 a.m. until 10:00 a.m. with Mass of Christian Burial to be celebrated at 10:00 a.m., Monsignor Richard Olona, presider. Pallbearers will be his brother, Robertlee Nicholas Saavedra, his cousin, David Saavedra, and his friends, Carlos, Nathan, Orlando and Jason. Please visit www.gabaldonmortuaryinc.com to sign the online guestbook. Arrangements by: Gabaldon Mortuary Inc. 1000 Old Coors Dr. SW (505) 243-7861
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SMITH, MICHAEL D. Age 66, passed away on February 15, 2013 surrounded by his loving family. Memorial Services will be held Saturday, April 6, 2013, 2:00 p.m., at FRENCH Wyoming. Please visit our online guestbook for Michael at www.FrenchFunerals.com FRENCH 7121 Wyoming Blvd. NE (505) 823-9400
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SMITH, DONALD EUGENE Age 73, a resident of Sandia Park since, 1971, formally of Clovis, NM, passed away Thursday, March 28, 2013, in Albuquerque, NM. Donald was born September 24, 1939, to Luther Brown and Janie (Marthers) Smith, in Winnsboro, SC. Donald married Eva "Darlene" Rogers on August 21, 1958, Darlene preceded him in death on May 3, 2007. Donald was the Owner of Cedar Crest Appliance in Cedar Crest, NM for forty years. He was also preceded in death by one son Donald James "DJ" Smith; two brothers Sammie J. Smith and Tommy Smith. Donald is survived by two sons, Terry Dewayne and wife Margarita Smith of Tijeras, NM, and Jerry Wayne Smith of Sandia Park, NM; one daughter, Patricia and husband Florian Rael, of Moriarty, NM; two brothers JR Foutz, and Olan Smith; three sisters Frances Stewart, Peggy Gravermon, and Jane and her husband Robert Smith; eight grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Donald will lie in state Tuesday, April 2, 2013-10:00 AM to 11:00 AM. The funeral service will be held Tuesday April 2, 2013-11:00 AM at the Harris-Hanlon Mortuary in Moriarty, NM with pastor Mack Barnard officiating. Burial will follow at the Mountain Valley Cemetery in Edgewood, NM. Funeral services were entrusted to Harris-Hanlon Mortuary "Our Family Serving Your Family" www.Harris-HanlonMortuary.com
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TORRES, ANASTACIO B. "TACHO" age 86, of Albuquerque, passed away Easter Sunday March 31, 2013 at his home. Tacho was born on January 15, 1927 in Las Palomas, NM to the late Ismael and Luisa Torres. He was a veteran of WWII serving with the U.S. Army. In 1982 after 35 years, Tacho retired from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. His family was always a priority for him and to make sure they were never wanting for anything, he worked various part-time jobs including an election pollster during public elections, Sears, the New Mexico State Fair Police, the American Legion Post 99 Bingo, as well as pumping gas at a neighborhood gas station. One time he even owned his own tree cutting business. He was an usher and served on the bereavement committee at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church. Tacho was a lifetime member of the DAV and a former member of the American Legion Post 99 where he served as Sergeant at Arms. He enjoyed camping, fishing and spending summers in Mora. He was preceded in death by his wife of 56 years Lucy Torres on May 28, 2011; daughter Maria Dominguez; two brothers Alberto and Crespin Torres. He is survived by his son Orlando L. Torres; daughters Margie Torres-Nunez and husband Joseph Tenorio; Louise Atencio and husband Charlie; grandchildren Valerie, Charlie "CJ", Bobby, Catherine, Michael, Olivia, Ricardo, Faith, Jennifer, Jolene and Margaret; great-grandchildren Jameson, Azalea, Emma, Joshua, Jazmin, Matthew, Joseph, Danny Joe, Danielle, Tiffany, Richelle, and Ezekiel; great-great-granddaughter Adalia; brother Ismael Torres; sisters Melda Garrison, Teresa Archuleta, Carolina Pena, Viola Archuleta and Mary Ellen Carrillo; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. A Rosary service will be recited at 8:00pm on Thursday, April 4, 2013 at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church, 1860 Griegos Rd, NW. The Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 9:00am on Friday April 5, 2013 at Our Lady of Guadalupe. Interment with military honors will follow at Mount Calvary Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Charlie "CJ" Atencio, Bobby Nunez, Catherine Atencio, Michael Torres, Albert Torres and Patrick Torres. Honorary Pallbearers are Ricardo Torres-Tenorio and Jameson Torres. Please visit Anastacio's online guest book at www.salazarandsonsmortuary.com Salazar and Sons Mortuary 400-3rd St. SW Albuquerque, New Mexico 87102 505-247-4124
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TWOMEY, DAVID PATRICK Age 52, a resident of Albuquerque, died Sunday, March 31, 2013. He is survived by his partner of 28 years, Stuart Garber of Albuquerque, NM; siblings, Paul Twomey, Anne Stats, Kathleen Carroll, Maureen McGurren, Colleen Duke, Mary Gardner; numerous nieces and nephews. Dave was preceded in death by his parents, Rachel and Paul Twomey. Dave was Associate Director of Enrollment Services at CNM. His interests include an enduring love of all animals, bird watching, photography, travel - especially by train and a love of adventure. Services will be held on Wednesday, April 3, 2013, 2:00 p.m. at FRENCH - University. Should friends desire, memorial contributions may be made to American Heart Association, 2201 San Pedro Dr. NE Building 2, Ste 102, 87110. www.americanheart.org. Please visit our online guest book for Dave at www.FrenchFunerals.com FRENCH - University 1111 University Blvd NE 505-843-6333
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VIGIL, JOE NELSON Loving husband, father, son, grandfather, great- grandfather, brother, uncle and friend went home to be with our Lord and Savior on Friday, March 29, 2013 at the age of 92. He was born in Youngsville, NM. Joe adored his family and loved spending time with them. He enjoyed fishing, camping and was proud of being a Catholic. He was preceded in death by his wife of 54 years Ermalinda Maria Vigil; daughter Carolina Blauw; and sons Tony and Tommy Vigil. Joe is survived by his children Orlando Vigil, Ralph Vigil, Mark Vigil, Chris Vigil, Dorothy Delgadillo and Mary Ann Smith; his sisters Martha Gonzales-Warner, Theresa Armijo, Sophie Robinson, Lugarda Serrano, Louise Tilden; ten grandchildren; 12 great- grandchildren; and numerous relatives and friends. A Visitation will take place on Wednesday, April 3, 2013 at Garcia Mortuary~Chapel of Angels, 717 Stover Ave. SW, from 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm followed by a Rosary at 7:00 pm. Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at Holy Rosary Church, Thursday, April 4, 2013 at 11:00 am; Interment will follow at Santa Fe National Cemetery at 3:00 pm. Pallbearers are Tommy Vigil, Andrew Vigil, Isaac Vigil, Luke Vigil, Matthew Delgadillo and Flash Yosif Deitz. Honorary Pallbearer is Adrian Degus. Joe will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him. To view Service 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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VILLEGAS, IRINEO S. age 87, a resident of Albuquerque, passed away on March 31, 2013. Mr. Villegas is survived by children, Esperanza Sauceda and husband, Ernest, Maria Candelaria and husband, Bill, Jose Villegas, Carlos Villegas and wife, Sally, Jaime Villegas and wife, Anna Maria, Anna Tapia and husband, Mark; brothers and sisters, Refugio Garay, Guadalupe Ulibarri, Javier Villegas, Eulalia Navarette and husband, Luis, Rosario Sanchez, Sister Josephine Villegas, Celia Herrera and husband, Emiliano; sixteen grandchildren; twenty two great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Mr. Villegas was preceded in death by his wife, Anita Herrera Villegas; Godson, Santiago Sauceda; daughters, Maria and Irene Villegas; parents, Jose de la Luz and Juanita Villegas; brothers and sisters, Agustin Villegas, Adelaida Campos, and Rafael Villegas. Visitation will be Thursday, April 4, 2013 at Church of the Ascension, 2150 Raymac SW, from 6:30 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. with a Rosary to be recited at 7:00 p.m. Final visitation will be Friday, April 5, 2013 at the Church from 9:30 a.m. until 10:00 a.m. with Mass of Christian Burial to be celebrated at 10:00 a.m. Interment will follow at Mt. Calvary Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Abran Villegas, Michael Sauceda, Lorenzo Sauceda, Diego Villegas, Pedro Villegas, and Andrew Villegas. Honorary pallbearers will be Jacob Villegas, Billy Candelaria and Adam Candelaria. At the request of Mr. Villegas, in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the Albuquerque Rescue Mission. Please visit www.gabaldonmortuaryinc.com to sign the online guestbook. Arrangements by: Gabaldon Mortuary Inc. 1000 Old Coors Dr. SW (505) 243-7861
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WAFER, RITA D. Rita went to be with our Lord and Savior on March 30, 2013, two weeks from her 91st birthday. Rita was born April 14, 1922 to Mary and Alfred Love in Joliet, Illinois. She was married to the love of her life Marvin Sr. for 57 years. She was predeceased in death by her husband Marvin Sr.; a son Marvin "Mickey" Jr.; daughter-in-law Sally Wafer; son-in-law Richard Ackerman; and granddaughter Christian Breck Wafer. She is survived by Marie widow of Mickey, Tom (Donna), Dave, Marylynn, Russ (Cynthia), Lorri (Tom), Don (Chris), Bill (Barbara), Rick; 13 grandsons; three granddaughters; 19 great- grandchildren; two great-great-grandsons; and many loving nieces and nephews and friends. She was a faithful servant of God, she was a wonderful mother, grandmother, aunt and friend. Rosary will be at Holy Rosary Church on Tuesday April, 2, 2013 at 7:00pm. Mass will be at 9:00am on April 3, 2013 at Holy Rosary Church.
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WAINWRIGHT, ANN-MARIE ROSE was born Tuesday, March 19, 2013 and died Saturday, March 30, 2013. She is survived by her father, Rory Wainwright; her mother, Amber Gallegos; and sister, Amandah. She is also survived by her grandparents; godparents, Ilene and David; aunts, uncles, and many cousins. Ann-Marie was preceded in death by great-grandmothers, Charlene Hill, Mary Sanchez, and Mary Cisneros; great-grandfather, Lorenzo Sanchez; great-uncle, Bradley James Hoffman; and cousin, Juliann Hill. Ann-Marie came into the world surrounded by love. She mended broken hearts. "I will go unto her, but she will not return unto me." 2nd Samuel 12:23 (paraphrased). Rosary will be recited Wednesday, April 3, 2013, 7:00 p.m., at FRENCH - Wyoming. Mass will be celebrated Thursday, April 4, 2013, 10:30 a.m., at Prince of Peace Catholic Church, 12500 Carmel Ave. NE. Interment will follow at Sunset Memorial Park, 924 Menaul Blvd. NE. Please visit our online guestbook for Ann-Marie at www.FrenchFunerals.com FRENCH - Wyoming 7121 Wyoming Blvd. NE (505) 823-9400
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