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APODACA, JULIO G. JR. age 26, a resident of Albuquerque, passed away on April 3, 2013. Julio is survived by sons, Julio Apodaca III and Julian Apodaca; his mother, Kim Garcia; father, Julio Apodaca Sr.; fiancee, Ofelia Becerra; sisters, Adrianne Apodaca, Valerie Apodaca, and Sarah Bates; grandparents, Ralph and Kay Garcia, Georgette Northcutt, and Erlinda Montoya; many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. Visitation will be Sunday, April 7, 2013 in the Gabaldon Memorial Chapel from 2:30 p.m. until 3:00 p.m. with a Rosary to be recited at 3:00 p.m. Final visitation will be Monday, April 8, 2013 from 10:30 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. in the Gabaldon Memorial Chapel, with a Funeral Service at 11:00 a.m. Private disposition will take place at a later date. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the Julio G. Apodaca Jr. fund at any branch of Wells Fargo Bank. 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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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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ELDER, JOCELYN Born on August 12, 1956 in Washington D.C. and passed away on Saturday, February 16, 2013 at the age of 56 in her home in Santa Fe. She served in the United States Public Health Service as a registered nurse, and after working as a nurse for 12 years, received her Master's in Counseling and worked as a Psychotherapist. She was surrounded with her family when she passed and is survived by her son, Sean Patrick Wynne; daughter, Sarah Michelle Wynne; sister, Linda Tolerico; her ex-husband, Patrick Wynne; and her dog, Albert. Her memorial service will be held at the Unitarian Church on Saturday, May 25, 2013 at 3:00 pm. Donations can be made to the American Cancer Society.
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ETLANTIS, RAYLAH Age 57, of Albuquerque, passed Wednesday, April 3, 2013. She is survived by husband, Ken Shaffer; daughters, Maiya Logan and husband, Brandon, Alandren Etlantus and husband, Jose, and Shareena Haly Etlantus Shaffer; son, Niran Etlantus and wife, Caitlin; parents, Bernard and Mary Panfil; grandchildren, Izzabelle, Eden, Colin, and Fletcher; brothers, Barney Panfil and wife, Cindy, Dave Panfil and wife, Susie, Rick Panfil and wife, Chris. Raylah was a member of the Albuquerque Threshold Choir who sings for hospice patients at their bedsides. She was also involved in various women's circles. She became a facilitator in EMDR, helping people with Traumatic Stress Disorder. Memorial Services will be held on Saturday, April 6, 2013, 2:00 p.m., at FRENCH - Westside. Raylah was a loving wife and mother and a devoted "Nana". She deeply touched the lives of everyone who had the honor of knowing her. Should friends desire, memorial contributions may be made to the Animal Humane Association of NM, 615 Virginia St. SE, Albuquerque, NM 87108, www.animalhumanenm.org or Albuquerque Threshold Choir, www.thresholdchoir.org/ albuquerque. Please visit our online guestbook for Raylah at www.FrenchFunerals.com FRENCH - Westside 9300 Golf Course Rd NW 505-897-0300
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FRANCIS, DELCY Age 88, longtime resident of Albuquerque, NM was embraced by the Lord and reunited with her loving husband on April 1, 2013. She is survived by a daughter, Karen Smith; son, Robert; sister, Sue Beystrum; brother, Don Dunham; three grandchildren; four great- grandchildren; and many loving nieces and nephews. A Memorial Service will be held Friday, April 5, 2013, 3:00 p.m. at La Mesa Presbyterian Church, 7401 Copper NE, Alb, NM 87108. Please visit our online guest book for Delcy at www.FrenchFunerals.com FRENCH - Lomas 10500 Lomas Blvd NE 505-275-3500
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GARCIA, ELISE (ALICE) VAROZ peacefully entered into eternal rest with the Lord, on Friday, March 29, 2013, with her family members by her side. She will be remembered as a very loving, devoted wife and a dedicated mother. Born in Servietta, New Mexico on February 28,1924 she resided in EI Rita, New Mexico where she graduated from EI Rite Normal School as a Cosmetologist. Alice later became a resident of Albuquerque, New Mexico for over 65 years. In her many travels, she worked as a nurses aid in Fort Sill, Oklahoma with the elderly and was a manager of a children's nursery in Aschaffenburg, Germany and also taught catechism classes in Kitzingen, Germany. Alice was active in the Non Commission Officers Wives Club and a volunteer of the American Red Cross for many years. She was a member of the Disabled American Veterans Auxiliary and The Knights of Columbus ladies Auxiliary, also the U.S.O. Junior Hostess Club. As well she was awarded the Presidential Citation for being a dedicated military wife for over thirty years, from the President of the United States. Alice was preceded in death by her husband, Sabino Garcia and her son, Federico Garcia. She is survived by her children, Francisco Garcia and wife, Terry of Albuquerque, N.M., Cassandra Snyder and husband, Kevin of Santa Fe, TX.; her grandchildren, Michelle Burns and husband, Darin Lessner of Mesa, AZ., Stacy Wingate of Santa Fe, TX., Alice Garcia and Victoria Garcia both of Alb., N.M., Jason Snyder and wife, Tara Sumner and Alan Snyder and wife, Jaimie, all of Bay City, TX.; and great-grandchildren, Ashley Orr and husband, Chase of Stinnett, TX., Cody Crubaugh and Bailey Bergevin both of Mesa, AZ., Bryane Sikes and husband, Andrew of Santa Fe TX., Ashlyne Bulot and Tristan Bulot both of League City, TX., Makayla Snyder, Cavan Snyder, Colsen Snyder, Jada Snyder and Riley Snyder all of Bay City TX.; great-great grandchildren, Conner Orr and Eila Orr both of Stinnett, TX., Madison Crubaugh and Mia Crubaugh both of Mesa, AZ. and Ava Sikes of Santa Fe, TX. as well as other family members and friends who loved and will miss her. A Rosary will be recited in the Chapel of Direct Funeral Services, 2919 4th St. NW. on Saturday, April 6, 2013 at 6:00pm with a Viewing beginning at 5:00pm. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Therese Little Flower Catholic Church, 300 Mildred Ave. N.W. on Monday, April 8, 2013 at 9:00am with a Viewing beginning at 8:30am. Burial will then take place at the Santa Fe National Cemetery at 2:15pm. Arrangements by Direct Funeral Services, 2919 4th St. NW. ABQ. 343-8008.
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GARCIA, ADRIAN G. JR. In Loving Memory of Adrian G. Garcia Jr. 10/25/95 to 04/05/2012 It is hard to believe it has already been one year, we love and miss you dearly. Mom, Dad and Sisters A Letter from Heaven When tomorrow starts without me, and I'm not here to see, If the sun should rise and find your, eyes, filled with tears for me. I wish so much you wouldn't cry, the way you did today, While thinking of the many things, we didn't get to say. I know how much you love me, as much as I love, And each time you think of me, I know you'll miss me too. When tomorrow starts without me, don't think we're far apart, for every time you think of me, I'm right there in your heart. A special thanks to all of our family, friends, coworkers and community for your continued support during the past year.
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GREEN, MARLENE D. Age 76, passed away on Monday, April 1, 2013. She was preceded in death by her husband, James "J" Wiley Green. Marlene is survived by her daughter, Jamie Lee (Jimmie) Janak; her son, Jayson Green; sister, Marilyn Long. Visitation will be held Friday, April 5, 2013, 5:00 pm - at Daniels Family Funeral Services - Wyoming Chapel, Service will be held on Saturday, April 6, 2013, 10:30 am, at Daniels Family Funeral Services with Interment to follow at Sandia Memory Gardens. 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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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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KEENE, CHRISTOPHER E. Age 57, passed into our Lord's loving hands on Holy Thursday in Owings Mills Maryland due to natural causes. Chris was a graduate of Assumption Grade School, St. Pius X High School, attended UNM and TVI before accepting employment with AT&T in Maryland. He retired last year after 32 years of service. Chris's interests were in electronics, photography, and especially Formula One Racing. He was preceded in death by his younger brother, Timothy Keene and is survived by his love, Nancy Owsley of Reston, Virginia; parents, Frank and Joanne Keene of Albuquerque; brothers, Pat and wife, Debbie of Albuquerque; Jerry and wife, Christine of Truchas, NM; Bill and wife, Stephanie of Austin, Texas; nieces, Erin, Amy, and Kelly Keene and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. A Rosary followed by Mass of Christian Burial will be held at Our Lady of the Assumption Catholic Church, Lomas and Tennessee, on Tuesday, April 9, 2013, 10:30 a.m. with Rev. Edward C. Domme as Celebrant. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Chris's name to Benedictine Mission House, Christ the King Priory, P.O. Box 528, Schuyler NE 68661-0528 or a charity of your choice. Please visit our online guest book for Chris at www.FrenchFunerals.com FRENCH - Lomas 10500 Lomas Blvd NE 505-275-3500
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KNEEDLER, REX O. SGT, USAF (RET.) 1928-2013 age 84, a resident of Bosque Farms, NM, passed away on Tuesday, April 2, 2013. He retired as a Tech Sergeant in the United States Air Force after serving for 23 years. He then worked in the copper mines in Arizona, and as a superintendent for Cutler Repaving until 1981. Rex was preceded in death by his grandparents, Ed and Nora Kneedler; parents, Clyde and Bertha Foster Kneedler; daughter, Rita Kathleen Grandstaff in 1995; three sons, Rex O., Jr. In 1969, Rory Shawn in 1981 and Randal Lee in 2001. He is survived by his wife, Rose Mary; daughters, Robin Elaine Finlayson of Boca Raton, FL and Ramona Kay Mayle (Richard) of Bosque Farms, NM; sister, Margia Bryant (Eddy); four grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Farewell our husband, father, and friend. He requested cremation with no services. Arrangements are being handled by the caring professionals at the Noblin Funeral Service Los Lunas Chapel, (505)866-9992, 2211-D Main St., where an online guest register is available at www.noblinfuneralservice.com
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MARTIN, CLARENCE BURL JR. Mr. Martin died peacefully at home on March 23, 2013. He was predeceased by his wife of 65 years, Margaret "Peggy" Martin. Curley was survived by his three sons: Gary and wife Janet, Larry and wife Carole, Mark and wife Brenda; four grandchildren; and two great- grandchildren. Curley was a paratrooper in the Pacific during WWII. He loved to garden, hike and camp and was a avid woodworker. He was also a charter member of St. Luke's Lutheran Church. Curley's Life Celebration will be held at St. Luke's Lutheran Church (9100 Menaul Blvd NE) on Saturday, April 6, 2013 at 1:00pm. Memorial contributions may be made to Boy Scouts of America - Great Southwest Council, Albuquerque, (505-345-8603). Visit Curley's online guest book at: www.Reflectionoflife.com REFLECTIONS Funerals & Life Celebrations Louis & Gloria Salazar 2400 Washington Street NE 884-5777
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REAVES, FRANCES MARIE Age 73, of Albuquerque, passed away on Monday, March 25, 2013. Marie was born in El Paso, TX on December 11, 1939 to Martha and Turner Reaves. She is survived by and younger brother Dave and his wife Kathi, and her older brother Roy. A memorial service will be held on April 6th at Riverside Funeral Home at 225 San Mateo Blvd NE from 5:00 to 6:00 pm.
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RICHEY, JUDITH "JUDE" Jude, 49, passed away on Monday. She was preceded in death by her schnauzers Ludwig, Johann, Wolfgang, and Fritzie. She is survived by husband of 18 years, Anthony "Tony" Richey; parents, Hilario and Gladys Martinez of Raton, NM; sister, Janet and Mark Ortiz of Foxfield, CO; brother, Larry and Annette Martinez of Raton, NM; as well as numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, friends, and schnauzer Gunther. She was a two-time defending champion green chile cookoff winner with Roadrunner Region PCA and an avid Alan Jackson fan. Jude's Life Celebration Service will be held in the Reflection of Life Chapel (Washington and Cutler NE) on Friday, April 5th, at 1:00 pm. Please visit Jude's online guestbook at www.Reflectionoflife.com REFLECTIONS Funerals & Life Celebrations Louis & Gloria Salazar 2400 Washington Street NE 884-5777
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SAAVEDRA, VIRGINIA 14 May 1944 - 5 April 2004 Mom, it has been nine long years that you have been gone and we miss you more than ever. Your Loving Daughters, Bernice, Connie and Cora
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THOMPSON, GENEVIEVE MOLLANDS Age 95, a lifelong resident of New Mexico, died Easter Sunday, March 31, 2013. She was preceded in death by her loving husband of 64 years, J. Leon Thompson. She is survived by her two daughters, Beverly Cramer, widow of the late Ray Cramer of Albuquerque and Sandra Thompson, wife of William Thompson of Albuquerque. She is also survived by five grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. After graduating from the University of New Mexico in 1938, she married Leon and started a family. Although the focus of Ginger's life was her family, she found great satisfaction in serving the community. The highlight of Ginger's public service was serving as President of the Presbyterian Hospital Auxiliary. Being the visionary that she was, she saw the need to inform the public on specific health related issues and was the leader in the founding of TEL-MED. TEL-MED was the first medical education program accessible by phone, utilizing a Voice Response Unit in the State of New Mexico. This program served tens of thousands of people on an annual basis. Ginger was applauded for her accomplishments for this most innovative medical initiative. Ginger was President of the Junior League of Albuquerque for two terms. She was President of the Albuquerque Alumnae Association of Kappa Kappa Gamma. Ginger served as advisor to the Albuquerque Youth Council. Ginger was also instrumental in the founding of the Donita program which grew to become the NM Symphony Guild's Senioritas program. As a member of the NM Symphony Board she held numerous positions including Symphony Ball Chairman. She was an active board member of The American Red Cross, Girl Scouts of America and many other organizations which she held close to her heart. Ginger and Leon were members of the First Presbyterian Church. They were also active members of the Albuquerque Country Club where she served as President of the Women's Golf Association. She was twice Chairman of the major golf tournaments. Ginger led an extremely fulfilling and honorable life. A life that was filled with wonderful friends with whom she and her husband traveled the world. But above all, her true passion was her husband and her family. Her love for a good story, well told; a good drink, well served; and good company, well informed - made her a companion of young and old alike. We will all miss her beyond expression. May God rest her soul on the fairways of heaven. Memorial Services will be held Saturday, April 6, 2013, 11:30 at the First Presbyterian Church, 215 Locust NE. A reception will follow at the Albuquerque Country Club. In lieu of flowers please send donations to the Albuquerque Community Foundation. Please visit our online guestbook for Ginger at www.FrenchFunerals.com FRENCH - University 1111 University Blvd NE 505-843-6333
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WALDO, CLARENCE RANDALL "RANDY" CAPTAIN USAF, RETIRED Born January 13, 1947, in Long Beach, CA passed away April 1, 2013 in Albuquerque, NM. Randy served in the Air Force for 24 years, enlisting as an airman and reaching the rank of Captain prior to retirement in 1990. While in the Air Force he obtained a B.A. and Masters in Engineering and served in Vietnam. He worked in multiple fields after his Air Force career. A lifetime member of Optimist International, Randy began his affiliation in Jr. High and remained a member until his passing. He devotedly served multiple terms as President of the Albuquerque Sunport Optimist Club, as well as, Lt. Governor and Governor for the New Mexico/West Texas District. He enjoyed traveling, photography, golf, cars, cigars, and dining out with friends and family. He was a lifetime NRA member and instructor. Randy was happily married to the girl next door, Jeanette Davis, for 44 years. He is survived by his wife, and their children and spouses, Kim (Dave) Dalton, Paul (Danyetta) Waldo, Katharine (Mauricio) Rebolledo, and Patty Waldo; grandchildren, Randy, Antonio, Christina, and Phabian; grand-pet, Oso; and his siblings, Don, Paula, and Jaunell. Despite repeated bouts with cancer and other serious ailments, his positive and resilient spirit inspired others and will be remembered by all. A Memorial Service will be held Saturday, April 6, 2013, 2:00 p.m. at FRENCH - Lomas. Interment will follow at Santa Fe National Cemetery in Santa Fe, Monday, April 8, 2013 at 9:00 a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations to support the youth of the community may be made to the Sunport Optimist Club, 1531 Espejo St NE, Albuquerque, NM 87112. Please visit our online guest book for Randy at www.FrenchFunerals.com FRENCH - Lomas 10500 Lomas Blvd NE 505-275-3500
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WENZLER, CENIA Age 89, passed away on Wednesday, April 3, 2013. Mass will be held Thursday, April 11, 2013, 8:30 am, at Our Lady of the Annunciation Church, 2621 Vermont NE , Albuquerque. Interment to follow at the Santa Fe National Cemetery, Santa Fe. 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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ZAMORA, FRANCES Beloved daughter, mother, sister, aunt, friend and now grandmother, Frances Zamora passed away on April 5, 1993. She was 49 years old. Frances was born in 1944 in Albuquerque, NM. Though the days go on, we still want to pick up the phone to talk to you to hear your kind, caring voice. We still see your smile and hear your laughter, always filled with happiness and exuberance. We still feel your gentle spirit rejoicing in our hearts and filled with your love. We still honor your courage and generosity and miss how you were always so quick to share your caring ways with your smiling heart. We deeply miss you and we are grateful for all the years we were blessed to share life with you. We love you. We hope that you are watching with pride as we honor your memory. Until we meet again, with love and an emptiness in our hearts, Your Family.
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