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AMOS, JAMES PAUL Age 85, passed away Tuesday, June 11, 2013, at home with his wife at his side, after a long battle with chronic lymphocytic leukemia. He was born March 7, 1928, to Albert Brady and Blanche Marbeta McDaid Amos. He spent his life in Washington, Pennsylvania, and in November of 2012 set off for one last great adventure, relocating with his wife to Rio Rancho, New Mexico. He loved watching westerns and enjoyed actually seeing the Wild West, mountains and the areas where many of his favorite movies were filmed. He loved his wife of 42 years, Bette. She was the one person he always wanted by his side. He took care of everything and everyone. If it was broken, you called Dad and he could tell you how to fix it. His example of hard work and fairness was an inspiration to all his children. He took care of everyone. He took care of his parents, children, stepchildren, his grandchildren, brothers, sisters, nieces and nephews. He never passed on an opportunity to hold a baby and enjoyed all his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He loved to spend time in his vegetable garden. Professionally, he worked at Tygart Valley and Brockway Glass Plant 7 for 39 years as a machine upkeep operator. He also served in the US Army in Korea 49 Company, 3rd battalion, and 47th infantry and was awarded the Purple Heart. After service, he was a member of the Edwin Scott Linton American Legion Post 175 and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 8314. He was a good man and was loved by all who knew him. He is survived by his wife Bette Lea McAfee McCoy Amos; four sons Earl James Amos (Vickie), Danny Paul Amos (Gwen), Andrew Clark McCoy (Kim), Allan Christopher McCoy; four daughters Patti Jo Amos Nichols (Bill), Linda Lea McCoy McCormick (Don), Mary Ann McCoy Gallaway (Colin), Elizabeth Marie Amos Goodman (Peter); as well as sixteen grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, brothers Robert, Ivan, George (Bill), Homer, and sisters Marjorie Polan Finn and Mary Scariot. Friends will be received on Sunday from 1:00 to 3:00 pm and 6:00 to 8:00 pm in William G. Neal Funeral Homes, Ltd., 925 Allison Avenue, Washington, where services will be held at 11:00 am, Monday, June 17th. Burial will follow in West Middletown Cemetery. Military rites will be accorded graveside by American Legion Edwin Scott Linton Post 175. A memorial service will be held July 13th, 11:00 am at Community of Joy Lutheran Church, 841 Saratago Drive, Rio Rancho, New Mexico. Additional information and guest book are available on line at www.NealFuneralHome.com
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ANDERSON, MORLEY "MOE" ROBERT September 16, 1961 -May 30, 2013 Mo was the youngest of three children born to Robert and Elisabeth Anderson. A scamp from birth, he was a big-hearted and loving man who never met a stranger. Anyone who knew him would attest to his great and true value as a husband, father, son, brother and friend. Morley was a physical therapist who devoted his life to helping others and he was happiest when doing so--in all aspects of his life. In his free time, he was renewed by Mother Nature. An avid explorer and a skilled and respectful hunter and fisherman, Morley's spirit was lifted when he was in the mountains. His goodwill, his booming laugh and his campfire meals will be all missed. Morley is survived by his loving partner Denise Anderson; sons Armando and Travis; his brother John Anderson (Diane, daughters: Isabel & Milena); sisters Lynn Anderson (Kelly, daughter: Annie) and Becky Gallardo (Jason, son: Matthew); many nieces, nephews and great nephews; aunt Paula Williams; uncles Paul and John Haynes; numerous cousins and many, many important friends. A memorial service will be held on Saturday evening, July 13, 2013 at a location to be announced later.
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ARMSTRONG, RONALD RAY a resident of Los Lunas, New Mexico, passed away suddenly on June 4, 2013. Ron was born in Fort Hood, Texas on March 26, 1951 and attended Harper High School, Harper, TX. After Ron graduated in 1969 he enlisted in the Army Reserves and also began college at, then, Southwest Texas State University. After college graduation in 1974, he became a police officer in San Marcos, Texas. Ron entered the Air Force as an active duty officer in 1978. His assignments took him to Andrews AFB, Maryland; Scott AFB, Illinois; Rhein-Main AB, Germany; FE Warren AFB, Wyoming; and Kirtland AFB, New Mexico. In between his assignments Ron attended Sacramento State University to obtain his master's degree and he had many temporary duties and deployments. Ron retired from active duty in December 2002 with over 30 years of military service. Ron's service to his country continued for nearly ten more years in the civilian ranks as a Security Specialist with the Air Force Research Lab. Anyone who knew Ron knew that golf was his passion. He regularly golfed Saturday mornings at Kirtland AFB for over 12 years with the "Safety Center" group where he had dozens of friends. He also loved playing softball and continued even into his 60's when he and his wife played coed softball with numerous friends in Albuquerque. Ron's latest adventures involved RVing and he loved to drive it during travels or just to the UNM football games for tailgates with friends. Ron and his wife had just finished a vacation combining two of his favorite things - RVing and golf - just before his passing. Ron passed his love of sport on to his three sons and he always ended conversations with his daughter with the line "Oh, and guess what else?", and she would reply, "You love me." He is survived by his wife, Laura; brother Mike; son Ray (fiancee Brittany); son Steven (wife Stephanie); daughter Tara (husband Paul); and son Scott (wife Andrea). Ron adored his three grandchildren Tommie, Ian, and Mackenzie, all precious and beautiful and never far from his thoughts. He will be sorely missed by the many people who loved and knew him. A Memorial Service was held on June 7th at Kirtland Air Force Base. Ron was interred in Fredericksburg, Texas on June 10th near his parents James and Helen. The family greatly appreciates the many thoughts, prayers, and condolences and wishes to thank everyone who has selflessly stepped forward to help them during their loss. Many thanks to the members of Ron's KAFB family for all they have provided.
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BACA, WILLIE SR. Love all whom you hold dear, precious is the time you share, do not wait for tomorrow, for tomorrow may not be. It's only been but a few weeks daddy, but it already feels like eternity for me. I love and miss you very much. Happy Father's Day daddy! Love, your baby girl. Also to my dear, dear sister, Loretta, I love you infinity times 2. Lord heal this broken heart.
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BACA, LEO S. Thinking of you and missing you on this Father's Day. I can't believe you've been gone five years now. Not a day goes by that you are not on my mind or in my thoughts. Now that I am a grandparent, I finally realize all that you gave up unselfishly, to make sure we got what we wanted or needed, without hesitation or compensation. And more likely than not, without even so much as a thank you. I wish it hadn't taken me so long to figure it out. My grandkids have made me see all you did for us, because now, I do the same for them. It's all about family and that has its own rewards. Love you Dad. Bubbles y la familia Baca.
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BRADY, JEFFREY SCOTT In Memory of February 18, 1969 to June 15, 1989 "Losing You" "Some people come into our lives and quickly go, some stay for a while, leave footprints in our hearts, and we are never the same." Happy Father's Day Dad. Jeff is loved and missed by his family, daughter, Amanda Marie and Joe; parents, Millie and Dick Brady; sisters, Tammy and Mark Rapp and Sydney, Shannon and Mark Kmatz, Kellison, Jeffrey and Zacka
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BRISSEY, EUGENE LLOYD born in Owenton, Kentucky on March 23, 1925, died peacefully at home with his wife Edith beside him on June 7, 2013. Having met in 8th grade, Gene and Edie were sweethearts when he enlisted in the Army in 1943. They were married for 65 years. He served in the European campaigns in Belgium, France, Germany, and Italy with the 82nd Airborne, 517th Parachute Infantry, Company E, becoming a squad leader and earning four Bronze Stars and a Purple Heart, among other decorations. He returned home to finish high school, then earned a Bachelor's Degree in business and history. His successful career as a civilian personnel officer for the Air Force took him and his family from Dayton, Ohio to Tokyo, Japan and finally settling in Albuquerque, New Mexico in 1967. A skilled athlete, he continued playing softball for decades. Known by their friends as Gene, he and Edie enjoyed golfing, bowling, square dancing with The Roadrunners Club, fishing and exploring the Southwest in their motor home. They maintained connections with many dear friends, including those made overseas and members of the 517th. He was a generous and devoted husband, father, brother, and grandfather. Storytelling of boyhood and war experiences were gifts to the family. A careful and frugal man, he was known for using items at hand to create and repair just about anything, fondly referred to as "Gene-itizing." He is survived by his loving daughters, Denise (Craig Cohen), and Lisa (David Ellenberg), Gisele Livingston; grandchildren, Savanna (Miles Gloetzner) and Jesse Brissey-Cohen, Marlena and Ian Livingston, Lily and Iris Ellenberg; great-grandchildren, Abel, Esther, and Anton Gloetzner; as well as sisters, Ethel, Alma, Barbara, Betty, and Judy; brothers Cecil and Paul; and 21 nieces and nephews. His last years brought a struggle with PSP (Progressive Supranuclear Palsy), managed with the tireless care of his devoted wife and family who express deep gratitude to all caregivers (VA, Right-At-Home, Ambercare) for their expert support. Memorial services are pending. In lieu of flowers, please honor a veteran (ask him his story; thank her for her service) and consider a donation to CurePSP: give.psp.org.
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BROWNELL, PAUL SCOTT born Feb 5, 1976, Phoenix, AZ, died May 31, 2013, Phoenix, AZ. He is survived by his spouse, Jennifer Brownell; and sons Jack and Nick; Paul's parents, Byrd and Pam Brownell; sister, Abigail Brownell; brother, Peter Brownell and his wife Heather Brownell and children, Jonathan Lujan and Elliott Brownell; sister Hannah James and her husband Justyn James and children Natalie Montgomery, Jacob and April James; brother Luke and wife Angela Brownell and children, Ethan, Addison, Paisley and Harper Alexis; sister Sarah Brownell; and sister Mary Crago and husband Scott Crago. Paul was an amazing husband, father, son, brother and friend. He was passionate and intensely dedicated to everyone he loved and everything he did. Those who knew him can say that Paul made all of us better. Paul's relationship with God was strong and vital; he tenderly and fiercely loved his family, his church, the outdoors, and his passion for flying and teaching was evident. Paul was a man's man. He touched the lives of so many, many people. His imprint upon the hearts of those he loved will never be forgotten. Paul will be greatly missed. A memorial for Paul will be held in Albuquerque at Tramway Community Church, 4800 Tramway Ridge NE at 11:00AM on Friday June 21, 2013. The family has requested in lieu of flowers to kindly contribute to the Paul Brownell Family Fund at paulbrownellfamilyfund.com
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CAMPBELL, JOHN MARTIN "JACK" died June 1, 2013 at home in Albuquerque. Campbell was a professor emeritus, and former Chair of the Department of Anthropology at the University of New Mexico, as well as Director of the Maxwell Museum of Anthropology. He taught at UNM for 28 years, joining the faculty in 1964, when he was hired as Chair of the Department, a position in which he served for eight years. Campbell presided over the expansion of the Anthropology Department to more than 25 faculty and 100 graduate students, major improvements to graduate and undergraduate training, and the building and upgrading of new facilities for both the Department and the Museum. As a result, under Campbell's leadership Anthropology developed into the world-class program for which has become renowned. John Martin "Jack" Campbell was born May 5, 1927 in Sedro-Wooley, Washington. He grew up in the Yakima area of south central Washington State. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy (1945-46), the U.S. Army (1953), and the U.S. Air Force (1951-54), the latter from which he retired as a Captain. Campbell earned his BA in Anthropology at the University of Washington in 1950. He met his wife, Susan Lombard Horsley of Yakima, WA, in Selah, WA and they were married in 1949. Campbell enrolled in the UNM Anthropology Department's MA program for the academic year 1950-51. After one year in the MA program, he was recalled into Active Military Service to serve as a 2nd lieutenant in the Air Force, having completed a two year program in the A.F. ROTC at the University of Washington. In 1955 he enrolled in the doctoral program at Yale, where he earned his PhD in Anthropology in 1962. Campbell was broadly trained in not only archaeology, but also cultural anthropology, biology and zoology. His expertise was in the native groups of the Arctic, especially Alaska where he conducted fieldwork for more than 30 years but he also published on the American Southwest and Northwest. Upon his retirement from UNM in 1992, Campbell developed his passion for large format black and white photography, exhibited this work internationally, and published a number of books that showcased landscapes and people from places such as Chaco Canyon, the Western US, Alaska, and the western Prairies of North America. He wrote a number of essays in these books reflecting his interest in the natural environment, and the animals, plants, and groups that populated these areas. In 2012, UNM conferred an honorary degree (LLS) to Campbell recognizing " the substantial [and varied] contributions that John (Jack) Campbell has made to the University, the State of New Mexico, the United States, and to Western North America over a distinguished academic and military career that has now spanned more than 60 years." Campbell is survived by his former wife, Sue; three children (Donald, Jane, and Jill); twelve grandchildren (of whom eleven survive); one great-grandchild; his sister, Lorna Alice Dempsey, her husband, Dr. R.H. Dempsey, of Yakima WA and their two sons (his nephews); and his good friend Marge Shea.
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COLE, JEAN MARIE O'HARA A resident of Albuquerque, passed away Tuesday, June 11, 2013. She is survived by her three daughters Mary Anne Cole (Greg Bedingfield), Jennifer Cole (David Sorensen) and Cathleen Cole (Ted Mahavier); grandchildren; and sisters-in-law Roberta Stevens O'Hara and Eileen Cole Link. Jean was preceded in death by her husband Richard Thomas Cole, her parents Francis John and Marion Kathryn O'Hara and her brother John Francis O'Hara. At Jean's request, there will be no service. FRENCH - Wyoming 7121 Wyoming Blvd NE 505-823-9400
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CORDOVA, CELIA age 93, a resident of Albuquerque, passed away on June 14, 2013 at home with her loving family at her side. Mrs. Cordova is survived by her children, Mary R. Garcia and Art; Frances T. Vallez; Patricia L. Kardeen and husband, William; Juanita Cordova; Joseph A. Cordova and wife, Julie; Louise Cordova; George Cordova and wife, Denise; Lucille Cordova; Richard Leo Cordova and wife, Helen; sisters in law, Lala Gutierrez and Ninfa Cordova; fourteen grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; several great-great grandchidlren; many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Mrs. Cordova was preceded in death by her husband, Jose E. Cordova; and many brothers, sisters, and in-laws. Visitation will be Monday, June 17, 2013, from 6:30 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. in the Gabaldon Memorial Chapel with a Rosary to be recited at 7:00 p.m. Final visitation will be from 8:30 a.m. until 9:00 a.m. with Mass of Christian Burial to be celebrated at 9:00 a.m. at Holy Family Catholic Church, 562 Atrisco SW by a Franciscan Friar. Interment will follow at Mt. Calvary Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Jimmy Armijo, Harry Garcia, Daniel Chavez, Ray Gutierrez, Peter Tapia, and Steve Cordova. Honorary pallbearers will be Jerry Cordova, Ronnie Cordova, Larry Duran, Leo Floyd Cordova and David Baca. The family would like to thank the staff from Gentiva Hospice for their kindness. 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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DILLON, DALE Age 63, passed away suddenly at his home in Albuquerque, New Mexico on Sunday, June 9, 2013 with his wife beside him. Dale is survived by his wife, Kathy, of 34 years; daughter, Breanne Dillon; his son, Paul E. Dillon and his wife, Monique; grandchildren, Dagan and Ayla; father, Paul F. Dillon; brother, Greg Dillon, his daughter, Jennifer; granddaughter, Melissa, and brother-in law, Steven Lace and wife, Ysabel. Dale also leaves behind many aunts, uncles, cousins and very dear friends. Preceded in death were Dale's mother, Beverly and sister, Autumn. Dale enlisted in the United States Air Force on July 29, 1968. After a rewarding career in the Air Force he retired on August 31, 1988. Soon after his retirement he started to work with Chugach Management Services, JV, retiring March 2012. He was an avid golfer, spending as much time as possible on the green! During the football season he was one of the Ram's biggest fans!! Among his greatest loves were Kathy, his children and grandchildren. There will be a Memorial Service on Tuesday, June 18, 2013, 10:00 a.m. at FRENCH - Lomas with Brett Maddox officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to The American Heart Association, 2201 San Pedro Dr. NE 87110 or American Lung Association 7001 Menaul Blvd. NE 87110. Please visit the online guest book for Dale Dillon at FrenchFunerals.com. FRENCH - Lomas 10500 Lomas Blvd NE 505-275-3500
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DONAHUE, STEVEN Steven Donahue died from brain stem tumor complications on June 14, 2013. He was born in Harbor Beach, Michigan July 28, 1944. This kind, gentle man with a wonderfully wry sense of humor was a consummate artist/photographer for over 45 years and taught many people the art of the darkroom and studio. He was the proprietor of Central Photographic in Albuquerque since the 1980s. He loved blues music and walking in nature. Steven was preceded in death by his parents Edwin and Velma Donahue. He is survived by Paula, loving wife of 42 years; sister Andrea Walker (Scott); brother Jim Donahue (Doris); sister-in-law Rosella Stern (Freddie Walker); and many loving nieces, nephews, friends and extended family. Services will be held at noon, Monday, June 17 at Congregation Albert, 3800 Louisiana NE followed by graveside services at Fairview Cemetery on Yale SE, and Shiva services at his home. In lieu of flowers please donate to your favorite charity. Daniels Family Funeral Services 1100 Coal Ave SE Albuquerque, NM 87106 505-842-8800
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DURAN, ALFONSO SR. June 4, 1903 - July 24, 2000 Beloved Dad and Grandpa
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ELLIOTT, ANTHONY WILLIAM Age 88, a resident of Albuquerque, died Friday, June 7, 2013. Services will be held on Thursday, June 20, 2013, 2:00 pm at French - University, 1111 University Blvd NE. Interment will take place at Sunset Memorial Park Cemetery. Please visit our online guest book for Anthony at www.FrenchFunerals.com. FRENCH - University 1111 University Blvd NE 505-843-6333
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FERGUSON, HAROLD G. Age 81, passed away quietly in his home in Rio Rancho June 11, 2013. He was born in Roswell, September 18, 1931 but moved to Albuquerque at age eight. He was preceded in death by his parents Paul and Margaret. He is survived by his wife Jane; son Dean; grandchildren, Kenneth and Ashley; daughter Janet Kellum and husband Mervyn; grandson Vince; sister Marilyn McMordie and husband Campbell; nephew Bill and wife Missy; nephew, Steven; grandnephew Nicholas. Harold graduated from Albuquerque High School in 1949; served in the United States Air Force until 1954; then graduated from the University of New Mexico in 1958 with a B.S. in Electrical Engineering. Harold's favorite things included fast cars, cute blonds, and extra syrup on his pancakes. A Memorial Service will be held Wednesday, June 19, 2013 at 10:00 am at Daniels Family Funeral Service - Southern Chapel, 2400 Southern Blvd SE, Rio Rancho. In lieu of flowers the family is requesting donations to the American Heart Association or to High Desert United Methodist Church, 4200 Meadowlark Ln, Rio Rancho, NM 87124. 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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FISER, MARY FRANCIS passed away early on the morning of Friday, May 3, 2013 in Albuquerque, New Mexico. She was born June 29, 1928 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to Nicholas and Alice Boccella. She grew up in the depression as the only girl along with her two brothers, Bernard and Michael. She met her husband Robert Morrison Fiser when they both were stationed in Naples, Italy in 1956 and married in 1957 in Philadelphia, PA. They were married for 23 years until Bob's untimely death November 12, 1980. Our mother was a trail blazer in her own right. We honor her memory as a determined, adventurous, and accomplished woman who not only served her country in the U.S. Navy and raised four successful children, but also broke through barriers for women by pursuing a Master's degree followed by a an accomplished career in Social Work at a time when women were notably discouraged from the pursuit of such independence. From the extraordinary to the ordinary she loved to do many things from traveling the world, to baking, to walking her dog in the early mornings. She attended church regularly, and enjoyed staying active by going to lunch with her friends and doing volunteer work. She leaves behind four children, Robin Fiser, Roberta Morris, Roanna McCoy, and Robert Fiser; grandchildren, Matthew and Madison McCoy, Kelsey and Katy Littell, Alexandra, Caroline, and Cassidy Fiser; sons-in-law Charlie Morris and Steve McCoy; daughter in-law, Tiffany Fiser. Our heartfelt gratitude goes out to all the staff at Aldea House for the tender loving care they gave to our Mom her last year of life. A Memorial Service will be held at St. Jude Thaddeus Catholic Church, 5712 Paradise Blvd. NW. on Thursday, June 20, 2013 at 10:00am. Burial will follow at the Santa Fe National Cemetery at 1:30pm. Arrangements by Direct Funeral Services, 2919 4th St. NW. ABQ. 505-343-8008.
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FOWBLE, LOIS R. Age 78, a lifelong resident of Albuquerque, passed away June 12, 2013. She is survived by her husband, Ralph E. Fowble; daughter, Karen J. Fowble; grandson, Jason M. Fowble and wife, Gabriela Fowble of Tampa Fl; her great-grandchildren Alexander Fowble and Veronica Fowble; and surviving brothers, Ross Gonzales and Thomas E. Gonzales. She was preceded in death by her son, Matthew C. Fowble; her brothers, Larry Gonzales, and Dennis M. Gonzales. She was a member of The Shrine of St. Bernadette Church. She held positions in bookkeeping and banking institutions. Lois loved to travel, cook, garden, and took excellent care of her family. She so loved her amazing friends from the NM Air National Guard. A Rosary will be recited Monday, June 17, 2013, 7:00 p.m. at FRENCH - Lomas with Deacon Al reciting. Mass will be celebrated Tuesday, June 18, 2013, 9:00 a.m. at The Shrine of St. Bernadette, 11401 Indian School Rd NE, with Father Leo officiating. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude's cancer foundation, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105. Please visit our online guest book for Lois at www.FrenchFunerals.com FRENCH - Lomas 10500 Lomas Blvd NE 505-275-3500
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GALLEGOS, JUANITA LUCIA Age 79, a lifelong resident of Albuquerque, NM, peacefully passed away on Wednesday, June 12, 2013. She is survived by her loving and caring husband of 57 years, Manuel Antonio (Tony) Gallegos; six children, daughter, Loretta Otero and husband, Tony, son, Anthony Lee Gallegos and wife, Lorraine, son, Louis Gallegos and Sophie Serna, son, Robert Gallegos and wife, Geraldine, son, David Gallegos and wife, Joselyne and daughter, Lisa Lujan and husband, Michael. She was a loving and inspirational grandmother to thirteen grandchildren, Joseph, Rebecca, Charlene and fiancee, Adam, Anthony, Jr., Clarisa, Stefanie, Jessica and husband, Ric, Veronica and fiancee, Joseph, Alexandra, Arynn, Isabel, Michelle and Monica. She was also great-grandmother to Isaac and Eric. She is preceded in death by granddaughter, Melissa. Juanita will be remembered for her enduring faith in God, an incredibly warm heart, her wonderful sense of humor, and for the way she touched the hearts of all those around her. Rosary for Juanita will take place Monday, June 17, 2013, 10:30 a.m. at St. Anne's Church (1400 Arenal Rd. SW) with Funeral Mass immediately following. Burial will be Tuesday, June 18, 2013, 9:45 a.m. at the National Cemetery in Santa Fe, NM. Pallbearers will be her four sons, Anthony Lee Gallegos, Louis Gallegos, Robert Gallegos, David Gallegos, and two grandsons, Joseph Otero and Anthony Gallegos, Jr. Should friends desire, in lieu of flowers, contributions can be made in the form of Memorial Masses paid in the name of Juanita Gallegos at St. Anne's Church (please contact St. Anne's Church at 877-3121 for instructions on how to dedicate and purchase masses). If desired, friends may also make contributions to Living Through Cancer, 3401 Candelaria Rd NE Albuquerque, NM 87107 in Juanita's name. Please visit our online guest book for Juanita Gallegos at www.FrenchFunerals.com FRENCH - Lomas 10500 Lomas Blvd NE 505-275-3500
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GLENN, SADIE A. Age 96, a resident of Albuquerque, died Sunday, June 9, 2013. Sadie lived in Albuquerque for the past nineteen years. She was a native of Elberton, GA. She is survived by her son, Pleas M. and wife, Rosemary Glenn of Albuquerque; two grandchildren, and three great- grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Mattox. Sadie was a member of Immanuel Presbyterian Church. Interment will take place at Elmhurst Cemetery, Elberton, GA. FRENCH - Wyoming 7121 Wyoming Blvd. NE (505) 823-9400
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GLOSE, WINIFRED ANN Age 78, passed away Thursday, June 6, 2013. She was born in Bethlehem, PA on June 13, 1934. She graduated from Norristown High School in 1956, then went on to graduate from The United Methodist Episcopal Hospital School of Nursing in 1959. She moved to New Mexico in 1965 and retired from nursing in 2001. One of her great joys was traveling the world, China, Australia, New Zealand, Greece, Peru, Mexico and her beloved New Mexico. She loved her cats dearly, especially Squeaker her 18 year old cat until the day she passed. She was a Master Gardener. She was preceded in death by her parents, Charles Thomas Glose Jr., Eleanor Paige Glose; brother, Richard A. Glose. Winifred is survived by her brother Charles T. Glose and wife, Rose; several nieces and nephews; several great nieces and nephews. A Memorial Service will be held on July 25, 2013 at 3:30 p.m. at Pace Total Community Center, 904 Las Lomas NE, Albuquerque, 87102. 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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GRIEGO, JOHN F., SR. Age 91, a resident of Bosque Farms, NM, died Tuesday, June 11, 2013. He is survived by his six children, Antoinette Laubert (Gary), Ann Skelley (Ron), John Griego, Jr. (Liz), Eileen Lopez (Joe), Ron Griego (Barbara) and Gina Roll (Rob); eleven grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and one sister, Anita Jaramillo of Las Vegas, NV. He was preceded in death by his wife, Anna Dow Griego; his parents, Manuel and Cipriana Griego; three brothers; and three sisters. After his wife's death in 1970, he continued to raise his children by himself and one of his greatest joys and accomplishments was being a father and grandfather. He was a member of San Clemente Parish in Los Lunas, NM. He was born in Maes, NM in 1922, joined the military in 1942 and served in Germany during WWII. He was honorably discharged in 1946. He later became an educator working in the Los Lunas school system for 27 years, then in Estancia, NM as a high school Principal, from where he retired in 1984. He was elected Torrance County Commissioner in 1986 and continued as a cattle rancher until 1992 at which time he moved to Los Lunas, then to Bosque Farms in 2007. The Rosary will be recited on Monday, June 17, 2013, 7:00 p.m., at FRENCH - Westside. Mass will be celebrated Tuesday, June 18, 2013, 10:00 a.m., at San Clemente Parish in Los Lunas, NM. Interment will follow at Mt. Calvary Cemetery in Albuquerque. Pallbearers will be his grandsons, Dominic Griego, Ronnie James Griego, Sid Lucero, Ross Roll and sons-in-law, Gary Laubert, Robert Roll, Joe Lopez and Ron Skelley. Honorary Pallbearers are Brian Laubert and Sean Laubert. Please visit our online guest book for John F. Griego, Sr. at www.FrenchFunerals.com FRENCH - Westside 9300 Golf Course Rd NW 505-897-0300
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HALSELL, ROBERT D. Age 52, passed away on Thursday, May 16, 2013. A Memorial Service will be held at 10:00 am, Thursday, July 18, 2013 at First Baptist Church of Hatch, 421 Franklin Street, Hatch, NM. To view information or leave a condolence, please visit www.danielsfuneral.com Daniels Family Funeral Services 4310 Sara Road SE Rio Rancho, NM 87124 505-892-9920
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HEID, VICTOR E. Age 78, passed away Tuesday, June 11, 2013. He was born in Buffalo, NY on February 25, 1935, to Louis and Bertha Schmidt Heid. He was preceded in death by his parents, Louis C. and Bertha O. (Schmidt) Heid, brother, Roy Heid. Victor is survived by wife, Anna L. Heid of Rio Rancho, NM, children, Don Heid and wife Susan of Mill Creek, WA, John Heid and wife Luana of Cave Creek, AZ, Jeff Heid of Rio Rancho, NM; grandchildren, Lauren, Cole, Max, Jake, Jacob, Alyssa; sister, Phyllis Trietley; numerous nieces and nephews. Victor and Anna (Shakley) were married on May 28, 1966 in Olean, NY. Victor attended college at the State University of New York where he received his Bachelor of Science degree in education. After college he went on to teach at Boces County Vocational School. He was employed at Worthington Corp for 7 years; GTE Lenkurt for 6 years, where he received an award for "Employee of the Year" in 1981. He was also employed at both Sandia and Los Alamos National Laboratories for a total of thirteen years. In his spare time he enjoyed refinishing furniture and was the neighborhood handyman that everyone relied upon. He was a hunting and fishing enthusiast, a respected Boy Scout Leader and a member of the Jaycees. A Memorial Service will be held at 10:00 am, Saturday, June 22, 2013 at Daniel Family Funeral Services - Sara Chapel, 4310 Sara Road SE, Rio Rancho, NM. In lieu of flowers donations may be given in Victor 's honor to Calvary Chapel Rio Rancho Mission Fund, www.calvaryrr.org, 505-896-2990, 138 Frontage Road, Rio Rancho, NM, 87124, (include memo on check - "In Memory of Victor Heid"), or to Presbyterian Healthcare Foundation, www.phs.org//phs/ foundation/donate/makeagift, 505-724-6580, P.O. Box 26666, Albuquerque, NM, 87125-6666, (Include memo on check - "Hospice Kitchen in Memory of Victor Heid"). To view information or leave a condolence please visit www.danielsfuneral.com Daniels Family Funeral Services 4310 Sara Road SE Rio Rancho, NM 87124 505-892-9920
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HEWITT, MARY YOLANDA BARBIERI a lifelong resident of Albuquerque, was born on August 22, 1923 and passed away Thursday, June 13, 2013. Mary is survived by her two sons, James and wife, Patricia and Nick; three sisters, Albena Mock, Virginia Mayfield and Rose Barbieri; brother, Johnny Barbieri; four grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren; as well as other family members and friends who loved and will miss her. A Memorial Service will be held at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, 619 Copper Ave. NW on Tuesday, June 18, 2013. A Rosary will be recited at 9:30am. The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:00am. Mary will privately be interred at the Santa Fe National Cemetery with her late husband Jim. Arrangements by Direct Funeral Services, 2919 4th St. NW. ABQ. 505-343-8008.
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JARAMILLO, FELIX G. The Family wishes to express their sincere gratitude to all relatives and friends who were so kind and supportive during this time. Your kindness will always be remembered. Those who wish to express their condolences may do so at www.danielsfuneral.com Daniels Family Funeral Services ALAMEDA MORTUARY 9420 Fourth St. NW Albuquerque, NM 87114 (505) 898-3160
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KELLER, RONALD age 73, a long-time resident of Robie Creek, Idaho went to be with the Lord on May 31, 2013. Ron was born on October 12, 1939 in New York City to Albert and Louise Keller. The family moved to Ohio in 1941 and then migrated to Albuquerque in 1949 and made this their almost permanent home. After Ron graduated from Highland High School and at age 17 joined the US Navy. When he completed his tour of duty in 1961 he returned to Albuquerque where he began working with Mountain Bell. In 1973 he met the love of his life, Sally Christopherson, who loved animals and all things cowboy. Ron requested a transfer and followed family to Idaho. Ron and Sally arrived in Boise in 1976 and were married shortly thereafter with close family in attendance. Their loving son, Kris Keller, was born in January of 1977. Ron retired early from AT&T so that he could spend time with Sally in Robie Creek and to take care of his many animals. He remained active long after retirement doing snow removal, volunteering with the Robie Creek Fire Department and Irrigation water master, plus numerous other activities to supplant his time. Ron and Sally loved music and together they entertained professionally and casually in the Boise and Robie Creek area on numerous occasions. Their home was always open to friends and family. Ron is survived by his son, Kris Keller of Robie Creek and his fiancee Angie Weissert of St. Louis; grandsons, Justin Custer and Brandon Custer; sisters Margie Robran, Joan Caldwell, Gail Keller, Diane Miller; and one brother David Keller and wife Evi. He is also survived by many special nieces, nephews and special friends. Ron was preceded in death by his parents, wife Sally, daughter Leslie Custer, son Dean Keller, brothers Richard Keller and Lani Keller all of whom he loved and missed so very much. Ronnie or "Cowboy" as he was known too many, was a very giving and fun loving person. He always took time to have fun or just sit and visit. You left Ron's side always feeling better because you spent time with him. Ron's passing will leave a great void to all those that knew him. We will miss you very much Cowboy! Cremation has taken place and services were held at the Robie Creek Park on Wednesday, June 5 at 7:00 pm.
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KERR, VERNON EARL "HANK" Age 86, lifelong resident of Albuquerque, died Saturday, March 2, 2013 at home after many months on hospice care. His wife and daughters were by his side. He was born in November, 1926, Hank graduated from Albuquerque High School and received Bachelor's and Master's degrees in Engineering from the University of New Mexico. He married Barbara Lee Weaver in 1955 and they enjoyed nearly 58 years together. Hank was an engineer with Sandia National Laboratories for 36 years, and traveled to and from the Mercury test site in Nevada for a majority of these years. He was also a retired army major and a member of Covenant Presbyterian Church. Hank was a man of many talents. His daughters and granddaughter have fond memories of the amazing backyard playhouse and the family cabin, both of which he built. He taught himself how to make beautiful silver jewelry, enjoyed fishing and gardening, and was a legendary cook. Hank had a wonderful sense of humor, which he shared right up to the end of his life. Hank was preceded in death by his parents, Julian Thorne and Gladys Marsh Kerr, and his siblings, Dorothy Waite, Jack Kerr, and Patricia Anderson. Hank leaves behind his wife, Barbara; his two daughters, Lisa A. Kerr of Albuquerque and Valerie R. Kerr of Farmington, and his granddaughter, Claire Dalby. He also leaves his sisters, Marilyn (John) DeWitt, Carol (Bob) Bellor, and Shirley (Bill) Phillips, as well as several nephews and nieces. Thanks to the dedicated people at Heartland Hospice and our caregivers Brittany Rosales, and LaDawna Kidder for their compassionate and loving care. A Memorial Service will be held Saturday, June 22, 2013, 11:00 a.m., at Covenant Presbyterian Church, 9315 Candelaria Rd. NE, Albuquerque, NM 87112. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Covenant Presbyterian Church or the American Cancer Society. Please visit our online guestbook for Hank at www.FrenchFunerals.com FRENCH - Wyoming 7121 Wyoming Blvd. NE (505) 823-9400
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LITTLE, RONALD E. (RON) 1952-2013 age 60, a resident of Belen, passed away on Wednesday, June 12, 2013 from Anaplastic Thyroid Cancer, a rare, aggressive cancer diagnosed in March 2013. Ron was born in Seymour, Indiana and raised in Blue Island, IL, and at age 15 moved to Chamblee, GA. Ron graduated in 1970 from Sequoia High School, Doraville, GA and enlisted in the U.S. Air Force in 1970 as a Security Policeman. He retired in 1994 after 24 years of honorable service recognized by the award of the Meritorious Service Medal with three oak leaf clusters, the Vietnam Service Medal with three oak leaf clusters and the Republic of Vietnam Gallantry Cross with device. After retiring from active duty Air Force service, Ron began his 19 year career as a manager with Lockheed Martin for the Aircrew Training and Rehearsal Support at the 58th Special Operations Wing, Kirtland AFB. Ron truly enjoyed his job and was extremely proud of the dedicated team of Site Support professionals he led as Chief of Security, Facilities, and Environmental Safety and Health. For his entire career with Lockheed, he continued in his nation's service by supporting the critical training of our country's special operations aircrews. Ron was the "Go To" person for any question concerning security or facilities. His always present smile and let's find a way to make it happen attitude was well known across the entire Kirtland AFB community for more than thirty years. Ron had a passion for classic rock music, all sports, especially football, an Alabama Crimson Tide fan since childhood and, his clocks. He always said "time was important." He also loved running and his hobby farm because he always had the need for "somethin2do." He was preceded in death by his parents, Andrew and Grace Little; and his son, Jason Little. Ron is survived by his best friend and wife of 22 years, Theresa; daughter, Jennifer Little of Cedar City, UT; son, G.J. Mullins and Vanessa Aragon of Belen; daughter-in-law, Elyssa Baca of Belen; four granddaughters, Angeleea, Jaylee, and Andilee Bitner of Cedar City, UT, Haleigh Little of Belen; sisters, Jeanette Miller and husband, Jim of Conyers, GA and Trish Thurman and husband, Chris of Monticello, GA; uncle and aunt, Fred and Pat Little of Mesa, AZ; and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and many caring friends. With respect to Ron's wishes, no services will be held. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 22718, Oklahoma City, OK 73123 or Habitat for Humanity of New Mexico, P.O. Box 3307, Albuquerque, NM 87190. The family extends many thanks and appreciation for all the support provided to Ron by family, friends, current and former Lockheed Martin co-workers, especially Sharon, for her creation of Ron's web site, the Presbyterian Hospice Staff and his nurse Katy for her compassion and care for Ron. Sign Ron's online register book at www.romerofuneralhomenm.com Romero Funeral Home, 609 N. Main St., Belen, NM.
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LIVINGSTON, ROBERT W. Age 57, passed away Tuesday, June 11, 2013. 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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LOVE, PATRICK JAMES Age 29, a resident of Albuquerque, passed away Thursday, June 6, 2013. Patrick was preceded in death by uncles Gene A. Summers Sr. and Derrick Smith. He is survived by his father James W. Love Jr.; mother Jacqueline E. Love; sister Bridgette M. Love; brother Christopher A. Love; uncles William Love and wife Kim, Donald A. Love and wife Alina, John J. Love and wife Nicole, Richard Summers and wife Michelle; aunts Yvonne Love-Hart and husband A.J., Debra Love; numerous cousins, relatives, and friends. Patrick was a loving son, brother, cousin, and nephew. He was an excellent cook that always made sure his family was safe. Services will be held on Monday, June 17, 2013 at 10:00 a.m., at Morningstar Baptist Church 1201 Arno S.E. Albuquerque, NM 87102. 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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MARTINEZ, CATALINO "CAT" Age 59, passed away on June 6, 2013. Cat leaves behind his three children, Tony Contreras, Jessica Flores and husband Sipriano, and Anthony Martinez; six beautiful grandchildren; mother Stella; brother Larry; sisters Rosemary and Ana; as well as countless aunts and uncles. He was preceded in death by father Catalino Martinez Sr., grandparents Eva and Tony Sedillo and brother Raymond. Cat was an accomplished guitarist playing with such bands as Musicos de Christo, recording with Sound FX and helping to form The Cuervo Band. Cat was a great friend to all and will truly be missed. Memorial svs. to be mentioned at a later date.
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MCDONALD, JOSEPH P. Our loving husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, son, and brother went home to be with our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Monday, June 10, 2013 at the age of 68. He peacefully passed in his home. He was born in St. Joseph MO to his surviving mother, Iva Stuppy and father, Joseph George McDonald. He proudly served our great Nation in the US Army in the early 1960's. He resided for many years in San Diego, CA until he moved to Albuquerque with his family in 1980. Joe McDonald was a very successful local business owner for 25 years. He founded New Mexico PET & VET Supply with one store in 1980 and grew over the next 20 years to eight locations in Albuquerque, Santa Fe, and Colorado Springs. He is survived by his loving wife of 43 years, Mary V. McDonald; four children and their spouses, Thomas and Veronica McDonald; Elizabeth Lightner; Michelle and Michael Dun; and Rudy and Patricia McDonald; mother, Iva Stuppy of San Diego, CA; brother, Norman McDonald and spouse, Margaret of Belen; sister, Margaret Miller of San Diego, CA; 11 grandchildren, Amanda McDoanld, Joey McDonald, Victoria Whitten, Youtonnia Hess, Rachel Benavidez, Thomas Lightner, Lauren and Michael Dunn, Autumn and Emma McDonald; five great-grandchildren, Madison Hess; Brent Hess; Rosealle Hess; James Benavidez; Lilliana Whitten; and the newest baby to join the McDonald clan is a boy and will be with us very soon! A Rosary will be recited at 8:00 am, with the Memorial Mass following at 9:00 am, Tuesday, June 18, 2013, at Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary Catholic Church, 9502 - 4th Street NW, Albuquerque, NM, with Father Juan Mendez presiding. A Reception will follow in Parish Hall. To view information or leave a condolence please visit www.danielsfuneral.com Daniels Family Funeral Services 4310 Sara Road SE Rio Rancho, NM 87124 505-892-9920
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MCKINNEY, MARY NELL LANCASTER Mary Nell died on June 14, 2013 at the grand old age of 90 in her home in Albuquerque NM, with family present. She was born August 18, 1922 in Albuquerque, NM and had one older sibling, Donald Lancaster. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband, T. William McKinney. She is survived by sons, Jeff McKinney and his wife Cathy; Thomas W. McKinney and his wife Gail; Mark McKinney; Patrick McKinney and his wife Valerie; grandchildren, Jessica Shackelford and her husband David; Travis McKinney; Elizabeth Nunez and her husband Francisco; TJ McKinney; Alexandra McKinney; and Luke McKinney; great grandchildren, Sebastian and Sabrina Nunez. As a mother of four busy boys she was involved in PTAs, Cub Scouts, Little League, Babe Ruth and volunteered in fundraisers and served as room Mother. Her hobbies included cooking, baking, ceramics, fishing with her husband, and she established "Can't Be Home for Christmas" for the Albuquerque Fire Department. Lately, she enjoyed the Sanado Women's Club and her "Dutch Lunch Bunch" from the Cottonwood neighborhood where she resided. She was blessed with countless friends, some who've preceded her in death as well as some who now are left here, missing her. A Memorial Service will be held on Monday, June 17, 2013 at 6:00 p.m. at French Wyoming Chapel. Since children's welfare was so important to Mary, and the Carrie Tingley children's hospital was so instrumental in her husband Bill's battle with polio as a child, the family requests in lieu of flowers please send donations to Carrie Tingley Hospital Foundation P.O. Box 2542 Albuquerque, NM 87125. Please visit our online guestbook for Mary Nell at www.FrenchFunerals.com FRENCH - Wyoming 7121 Wyoming Blvd. NE (505) 823-9400
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MICKLEVITZ, DALE ALAN formerly of Albuquerque, passed away unexpectedly on June 4, 2013 at Presbyterian Hospital. Born on April 27, 1949 in Elgin, Illinois to Melvin and Barbara Micklevitz. He is survived by his wife, Deanna; mother, Barbara; sons, Christopher and Anthony Micklevitz; daughter, Jennifer (Clinton) Bach; five grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; twin brother, David (Ginny) Micklevitz; sister, Lori Schreiber; along with many nieces, nephews and in-laws. Dale graduated from Sandia High School in 1967 and UNM in 1972. He taught at the old Albuquerque High for a couple of years. He served in The new Mexico Air National Guard and was a member of America Legion and B.F.O.E. He was employed by the F.A.A. as an Air Traffic Control Specialist for 35 years, retiring in 2006. H was preceded in death by his father, Melvin; grandparents, George and Lorraine Nickel, and Albert and Rosa Micklevitz; also by his mother and father-in-law, Dean and Maxine Gottula. He enjoyed being with family, woodworking, jewelry making, fishing, golf and was an avid pool player. He is loved by many and will be missed greatly.
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MORRISON, RON The shortest distance to happiness is a straight line from wherever I am to you. Happy Father's Day, you are forever in our hearts. Patti and all your family
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NORDYKE, MARYANN Z. Maryann will be fondly remembered at a memorial service on June 24th at 10:00 a.m. The service will take place at the La Vida Llena Chapel, 10501 La Grima de Oro, NE.
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ORTEGA, LOUIS Was born on February 14, 1931 and passed away at home on Friday, June 7, 2013 at the age of 82, surrounded by his loving family and friends. A Native New Mexican and long time resident of ABQ., he served honorably in the U.S. Army in the Korean War. He will be greatly missed, but never forgotten. Louie is survived by his wife, Gloria Ortega; daughters, Loribeth LeCours and Sonia Starr; grandchildren, Sheila, April, Sean, David and Matthew; great grandchildren, Dominic, Maura, Gabriel and Joshua; friends, Manuel, Louie, Chui, Jessica, Louisa, Anthony, and Terry; as well as numerous other family members and friends who loved and will miss him. Memorial Services have been held. "then we who are alive and remain, shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air". I Thessalonians 4:17. Arrangements by Direct Funeral Services, 2919 4th St. NW. ABQ., 505-343-8008
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ORTEGA KOTEEN, ANTONIO A. Age 15, passed away Friday, June 14, 2013. Contributions can be made at any U.S. New Mexico Federal Credit Union to the "Anthony Ortega Memorial Fund." Funeral Services are pending and will be announced. To view information or leave a condolence, please visit www.danielsfuneral.com Daniels Family Funeral Services 4310 Sara Road SE Rio Rancho, NM 87124 505-892-9920
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ORTIZ, JOE P. The Family wishes to express their sincere gratitude to all relatives and friends who were so kind and supportive during this time. Your kindness will always be remembered. Those who wish to express their condolences may do so at www.danielsfuneral.com Daniels Family Funeral Services ALAMEDA MORTUARY 9420 Fourth St. NW Albuquerque, NM 87114 (505) 898-3160
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PADILLA, EUSTACIO age 89, a resident of Albuquerque, passed away on June 14, 2013, at home with his loving family at his side. Mr. Padilla is survived by his children, Victor M. Padilla and wife, Pamela, Louise Kline, and Marguerite Padilla; sister, Isabel Kozlowski; brother, Edward Padilla; nine grandchildren; twenty-three great grandchildren; four great-great grandchildren; many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends at the Our Lady of the Most Holy Rosary Catholic Community. Mr. Padilla was preceded in death by his wife, Marcella; parents, Tranquilino and Eugenia Padilla; and his many brothers and sisters. Mr. Padilla was a member of the Catholic Church and a Veteran of the U.S. Navy, serving during WW II. Visitation will be Tuesday, June 18, 2013 from 6:30 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. with a Rosary to be recited at 7:00 p.m. at Our Lady of the Most Holy Rosary Catholic Church, 5415 Fortuna Rd. NW by Mrs. Martha Herrera. Final visitation will be Wednesday, June 19, 2013 at the Church from 8:30 a.m. until 9:00 a.m. with Mass of Christian Burial to be celebrated at 9:00 a.m., Father Gene Gries, presider. Committal Service will follow Mass at the Santa Fe National Cemetery at 12:45 p.m. Pallbearers will be Lee Santillanes, Stephen Santillanes, David Kline, Marcus Sierra, Brian Olson, George Kelisek. Honorary pallbearers will be Alex Santillanes, Robert Olson, and Christopher Olson. Please visit wwww.gabaldonmortuaryinc.com to sign the online guestbook. Arrangements by: Gabaldon Mortuary Inc. 1000 Old Coors Dr. SW (505) 243-7861
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PILCHER, THELMA JEAN of Albuquerque, NM, died May 26, 2013 in Littleton, CO. Thelma was born in Anthony, KS on April 11, 1921 to Albert and Dora Baird. She grew up in Anthony. After graduating from Anthony High School, Thelma moved to Wichita where she met her husband, Robert Pilcher. They were married in May of 1947. In 1958, the couple and their two young children moved to Albuquerque. Thelma worked as a secretary at Kirtland Air Force Base until she retired to become a full time homemaker. She was a devoted wife and mother who had an abundance of time and energy for her children's activities and their friends. Thelma and Robert traveled extensively after Robert's retirement, visiting all 50 states and dozens of foreign countries. Thelma was gentle and soft spoken. She was also tough and determined. Thelma was independent, hard-working and thrifty. She was also kind, considerate and generous. Thelma loved her family and her country very much, and she cherished her many friends. Thelma was truly one of the great ones from the Greatest Generation. Thelma was preceded in death by her husband of 59 years, Robert Bruce Pilcher; her parents; brothers, Guy, Ray and Fred Baird; and sisters, Grace Muir and Maxine Jones. She is survived by her children, Alanna Larsen (Dean) of Littleton, CO; and Mark Pilcher (Leslie) of Fallbrook, CA; grandchildren, Ashley Larsen Merritt (Jason) of Arvada, CO, Samantha and Brandon Pilcher of Chicago and San Diego, respectively; great-granddaughter, Linnea Merritt, of Arvada; and many nieces and nephews. Thelma will be interred next to Robert at the United States Military Cemetery in Santa Fe, NM in a private ceremony. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that you honor Thelma's support for our veterans with gifts to the Wounded Warriors Project at: (WoundedWarriorsProject.org) or another veteran's support organization.
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REZA, SUNNI RAE The Family wishes to express their sincere gratitude to all relatives and friends who were so kind and supportive during this time. Your kindness will always be remembered. Those who wish to express their condolences may do so at www.danielsfuneral.com Daniels Family Funeral Services ALAMEDA MORTUARY 9420 Fourth St. NW Albuquerque, NM 87114 (505) 898-3160
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RIVERA, HEATHER ANDREA (ZAHN) Age 28 of El Paso, TX passed away June 13, 2013. Heather was born in Torrejon, Spain on March 1, 1985 to Donna and Reinhold Zahn. Heather graduated with honors from New Mexico Military Institute, Roswell, NM in 2003. Heather married her high school sweetheart, Edgar Rivera, on December 28, 2004. Heather was an entrepreneur, owner of the online business "Fluff of Enchantment" where she sold handmade cloth diapers and other FLUFFY stuff for your little ones. She was active in the community of natural parenting and touched the lives of many women seeking a natural birth process. She was active in the International Order of the Rainbow for girls and Job's Daughters in her early teenage years. Heather is survived by her husband, Edgar; their four children, Ethan Roswell (5), Harmony December (4), Haven Sahara (2) and Hazel Aspen (2 weeks); Mother and step-father, Donna and Eric Smith, of Albuquerque, NM; Father, Reinhold Zahn, of Albuquerque, NM; Sister and brother-in-law, Amanda and Matt Zahn, and soon to be born nephew Riley Davin of Rio Rancho, NM; Grandfather, William T. Beckett VIII, of Alamogordo, NM; Grandmother, Magdelena Zahn, of Los Lunas, NM; Great-Grandmother, Catherine Elizabeth Beckett, and Aunt Virginia Beckett of Deming, NM; Brother-and Sister-in-law, Jorge Sr. and Juana Rivera; nephew, Jorge Jr.; nieces, Roxana and Milagro, of Houston, TX; Sister-in-law, Ana Campos, of Houston, TX; and Brother-in-law, Julio Campos, of El Salvador. Heather is also survived by many extended family members and friends. Services will be held, for friends and family, Saturday, June 22, 2013 at 12:00pm at FRENCH-Lomas. Flowers can be sent to the funeral home. FRENCH - Lomas 10500 Lomas Blvd NE 505-275-3500
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ROBERSON, VERIDA E. Age 98, a resident of Albuquerque since 1968, died Sunday, June 9, 2013. She is survived by her children, Jack and Ellen Roberson of Las Vegas NV, Donald and Vera Roberson of T or C, NM, Harold Roberson of La Luz, NM, Priscella Roberson of Tucson, AZ, and Loretta Roberson of Albuquerque; grandchildren, Sharon Mangiaracina, James Roberson, Mike Roberson, Deborah Whitworth, Mary Roberson, Becky Rodriguez, Kurt Roberson, Marlene Goodman, Lori Keyes and Elizabeth Keyes; as well as several great-grandchildren; and great-great-grandchildren. Mrs. Roberson was preceded in death by her husband, Maurice E. Roberson; son, Maurice R. Roberson; grandsons, David Roberson and Ronnie Otero; and granddaughters, Ramona Thurman and Dena Torres. Services will be held Monday, June 17, 2013, 10:00 a.m., at FRENCH - Wyoming. Interment will follow at Sunset Memorial Park, 924 Menaul Blvd. NE, Albuquerque. Please visit our online guestbook for Mrs. Roberson at www.FrenchFunerals.com FRENCH - Wyoming 7121 Wyoming Blvd. NE (505) 823-9400
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ROGERS, HARRY F. May 27, 1913 - February 8, 2002 HAPPY FATHER'S DAY It's been eleven years and I miss you very much. I know you are happy being with Mom. Love Pat
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SANDERS, JERALD "JERRY" L. February 25, 1947 ~ May 28, 2013 Delta County resident, Jerry L. Sanders, passed away on Wednesday, May 28, 2013, at his residence in Eckert, Colorado. He was 66. A memorial service honoring Jerry's life will be held at 10:30 a.m., Friday, June 14, 2013, at the Eckert Presbyterian Church with Rev. Jo DeVinny presiding. Jerry is survived by his wife, Nancy Carlson-Sanders of Eckert; mother, Clois Sanders of Albuquerque, NM; two sons, Jeremy Sanders and wife Ashley of Edmond, OK; and Aaron Sanders of Albuquerque, NM; one step-son, Eric Carlson of Loma, CO; one step-daughter, Cynthia Bade and husband Jim of Minnesota; three brothers: Jim Sanders of Denver, CO; John Sanders and wife Wanda of Dumas, TX; and Joe Sanders and wife Jude of Littleton, CO. He is further survived by four grandchildren; four step-grandchildren; his beloved niece Brenda; and three nephews: Ryan, Jordan and Keith. Jerry was preceded in death by his father. The family suggests memorial contributions be made in Jerry's memory to the Eckert Presbyterian Church Refurbishing Fund, P.O. Box 7, Eckert, CO 81418. Arrangements are under the care and direction of Taylor Funeral Service and Crematory. View the internet obituary and sign the online guest registry at taylorfuneralservice.com
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STOMP, SUZANNE EMILY (OUR PEANUT) was granted her golden angel wings on June 12, 2013, after a lifelong challenge resulting from a complex congenital heart defect. She went to be with the Lord in the arms of her parents at the time of her death. Suzanne (aka "nails") was the strongest and toughest person we have ever met. Even though she spent many days battling against the odds, it seemed she was always more concerned with the well being of those around her, especially her twin sister Lindsay. Suzanne always referred to Lindsay as "my best friend ever had." Suzanne and her sister Lindsay joined us prematurely on September 19, 2005 in Albuquerque, NM, where her battle against the odds began. From that day forward, we knew that we were merely along for the ride, as Suzanne would pilot us on a journey that would change our lives forever. The value of Suzanne's contribution to this world cannot be measured in how long she lived, but more from the immense love she brought to those she came in contact with each and every day. Throughout her short life, she touched so many people in such a myriad of ways. Ranging from her sweet disposition to her beautiful smile and we can't leave out her "HUGS" she was capable of turning any day into a great day in an instant. We can't tell you how many times we heard from total strangers that Suzanne "made their day" with her sweet, caring personality. Suzanne's death reminds us to celebrate life every day, as it is a precious gift that can be taken away in an instant. We know that we must celebrate her life and treasure the moments we spent in her presence because she was truly a gift and we were honored to be her parents and share in her journey. We will miss you every day for the rest of our lives. Suzanne most enjoyed spending time playing with her sister Lindsay. When not playing with Lindsay, she loved reading her many sets of flash cards, learning to read and write on her iPad, playing with Chunk and Spud, watching Disney channel, painting, eating soupa loupa, and spending time with her friends at school. Suzanne was fortunate enough to visit Disneyworld from a wish granted by the Make-A-Wish Foundation of New Mexico. At Disneyworld she met her favorite Disney characters, Minnie Mouse, Rapunzel, and Flynn Rider and everyday was "the best day ever had." She also enjoyed many other activities including horse therapy with her favorite horse Nellie, swim lessons, adaptive taekwondo or just going to the park to play on the jungle gym. Suzanne is survived by her loving parents, Shawn and Stefanie Stomp of Albuquerque; her twin sister Lindsay Stomp; her paternal grandparents Milt and Carol Stomp of Albuquerque; her maternal grandparents George and Karin Duda of Albuquerque; and her many aunts, uncles and cousins. A Celebration of Life will be held on Monday, June 24, 2013 at 6:00-7:30 p.m. at FRENCH- Wyoming. Mass will be celebrated on June 25, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. at John XXlll Catholic Community, 4831 Tramway Ridge Dr, NE. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to: Make a Wish Foundation of New Mexico, 144 Louisiana Blvd NE, Albuquerque, NM 87108, www.wishnm.org Or: Rio Grande Down Syndrome Network, RGDSN P.O. Box 6759, Albuquerque, NM, 87197. Please visit our online guestbook for Suzanne at www.FrenchFunerals.com FRENCH - Wyoming 7121 Wyoming Blvd. NE (505) 823-9400
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WATSON,FARRELL LANE age 82, passed away peacefully on June 10, 2013, in Rio Rancho, New Mexico. Farrell was born at the old St. Mary's Hospital in Roswell on November 24, 1930. His parents, Albert and Clara Watson, operated a dairy at the East Grand Plains, which Albert later converted to a cattle feed lot. Life on the farm was hard work, but he remembered sledding behind a pickup truck on icy dirt roads, stealing away on his brother's motor scooter into town, and taking milk to German POWs who toiled on their farm during World War II. His senior trip from Roswell High School was a tour of France, Switzerland, Austria, Holland and England, and the 1948 Summer Olympics in London. After graduating in 1949, he attended ENMU for a year, and married JoAnn Buck in 1950. Farrell then attended NMSU for another year before managing his father's high-country cattle ranch near Fort Stanton, where he and JoAnn enjoyed ranching and riding horses. After his father sold the ranch in 1958, Farrell first worked for the Roswell Case tractor dealership, then for General Dynamics on an Atlas missile site outside Walker AFB. He returned to ENMU at Portales in 1963, and made his way through college as a dorm parent while joining Delta Sigma Pi business fraternity. Farrell received a Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration, with an emphasis in Accounting, in 1967, so he went back to Roswell as the accountant for his father's feed lot until it closed in 1980. He married Kitty Woody in 1969, and the two enjoyed playing bridge with friends and traveling to such exotic locations as Morocco until she passed away in 1998. Shortly after his election as a city councilor in 1980, Farrell resigned the post to become Assistant City Clerk, then moved to the Purchasing Department, where he later became the Director of Purchasing. Farrell so enjoyed gardening and raising animal stock that when he retired from the city in 1999, he pursued his farming vision at a property the family lovingly called "The South Ten." And with his friend Lea Rohr-Fraser, he enjoyed weaving, traveling, and painting. After suffering from health problems, he moved to the Albuquerque area in 2011 to be closer to family. Farrell is survived by his children, Steve (and Brooke) of Albuquerque; Julie (and Holly) of Corrales; and Michael (and Monica; and granddaughters Alyssa and Michaela of Oxnard, California; stepchildren Pam (and Bill) Bonahoom; and Ken (and Vicki) Woody; all of Albuquerque; brother Donald (and Marilyn) of New Zealand; sister Barbara (and Bill) Gibson of Houston, Texas; aunt Dusty Reid of Arizona; numerous cousins of the Watson and Middleton clans, especially Janice Southard Burk and Martha Jo Corn. The family is grateful to many people: in Houston, the staff of M.D. Anderson Cancer Center; in Roswell, Tom Dunlap, Roger Willmon, Dr. Evan Nelson, the staff at ENMMC, Drs. Dany El-Sayah and Edgard Badine and the staff at Kymera Cancer Center, and the staff at Villa del Rey Retirement Inn and Assisted Living; in Albuquerque, Drs. Michael Magee and Richard Giudice, Willow Durand CNP, Ralph Zych, P.A.-C., and Dr. Samuel Goldman; and finally, Jennifer Riggs, Lou Ella Scott, RN, and the staff at Sandia Springs Emeritus Senior Living Retirement Community in Rio Rancho, Hospice Compassus, and Riverside Funeral Home. Farrell liked to tease and joke; was very generous (sometimes to a fault); and had much compassion for animals, especially his horses and the stray cats who found their way to the South Ten. According to his wishes, cremation has taken place and no funeral or memorial service will occur. You may donate "in memory of Farrell Watson" to Heifer International, 1 World Avenue, Little Rock, Arkansas 72202 or www.heifer.org or the rescue operation C.A.T.s, c/o Mary McGee, P.O. Box 3216, Roswell, NM 88202. You may leave a remembrance at www.riversidefunerals.com or contact the Watson Family at P.O. Box 40410, Albuquerque NM, 87196.
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WICKER, GEORGE (85), a Florida native, passed away peacefully at home during the early morning hours of June 11, 2013. He enjoyed music, tennis, golf, woodworking, traveling, and spending precious time with friends and family. George was a man of great integrity who always honored his commitments. He was a good husband, great father and also our best friend. He is survived by his loving wife of 62 years, Jane; his daughter Janice, her husband Carlos; son John and his wife Kim; brother Tom; five grandchildren; and four great- grandchildren. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to: Presbyterian Healthcare Foundation Hospice, P.O. Box 26666, Albuquerque, NM 87125. A Celebration of Life with close friends and family will be held at a later date.
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WOMACK, ROSALIND OGDEN born June, 1949, died June, 2013, in her own home in Albuquerque. Rosalind lived with equanimity and grace during the natural course of a brief terminal illness. Her dying was free of the complicating preoccupations of intrusive life-prolonging medical interventions. With the support of family and friends she decided instead to enjoy living as best she could free of the morbidities of a medically prolonged dying. Her decision not to pursue life-prolonging treatment in the face of an incurable cancer was based on a combination of no-nonsense realistic calculation and a morally principled resolve. She did not want to waste the precious resources of her family or society pursuing futile, expensive and distracting treatments. She used her precious time to focus on being in love together with her family and friends. Roz showed us all how to practice the courageous art of dying. Rosalind was fully experienced with the ins and outs of the medical system having trained as a nurse and worked for 40 years in Medicare and Medicaid utilization review; in medical staff quality assurance at the old Lovelace Hospital and as a cytotechnologist with Tri-Core Reference Labs. As a patient she survived multiple breast cancer treatments and a total hip replacement. With intelligence and competence she did what she could to help medicine do better at what it does well, and to stop doing so much harm, especially at the end of life. She was a restorative Hatha Yoga teacher who helped many older and disabled people to manage stress and feel better about living. Roz took great pleasure in the cooking, serving and enjoyment of good food with others, and she always had sewing projects making clothes for her nieces and their dolls. She taught cooking, sewing and the art of gracious, stylish living to her nieces, grandnieces and to their friends. Roz loved traveling with her husband to world wide exotic places and continued planning trips and traveling until a few months before her death. Roz completed her 'bucket list' in grand style. Rosalind believed it was her sacred duty to be responsible for making her living and for being attentive to and accomplishing her own dying. She arranged her affairs to be able to leave behind a greater wealth that could be invested anew by the coming generations. Roz was deeply committed to the upbringing and well-being of her beloved nieces and helped them to become the accomplished and loving ladies they are today. Rosalind was a wise and joyful Auntie, a loving generous wife, a faithful devoted daughter, niece and sister, and a fun-loving loyal friend. Rosalind O. Womack was the daughter of Russell O. Womack Jr. and Rose Lee Stewart Womack. She is survived by her husband Laurence T. Cotter; her sister Heather Lee Womack Gaume and her husband Arthur Norm Gaume; by her brother Russell O. Womack III and his wife, Charlene Hefner Womack; by her nieces Letisha Womack, Shanasi Womack Wade and her husband Chuck Wade, Camille Gaume Snyder and her husband David Snyder, Alethea Gaume Stone and her husband Tim Stone, and Brittany Gaume and her partner Colin Evans, and by grandnephews Max and Aiden Wade, and grandnieces Sara Anne Snyder, Caroline Rose Snyder, Willhelmina Womack and Eliza Stone. It is requested that, donations be made to worthy charities. Rosalind dearly loved a generous heart. Rosalind's Memorial Service is planned for July 12, 2:00 p.m. at St. Mark's Episcopal Church, 431 Richmond NE, Albuquerque, New Mexico. Reception to follow at her home.
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WYNN, LEON B. Age 85, a resident of Albuquerque, passed away on Wednesday, June 12, 2013. He is survived by his wife, Inge R. Wynn; one son, Alan Wynn; three grandchildren, Dustin Wynn, Tashi Theisman and Leidra McNamee. Leon was preceded in death by his parents, Ward and Christine Wynn. He was a member of The American Legion Post 14 and served honorably in WWII. After serving in the US Army, Leon worked for Base Engineers at KAFB until he retired in 1983. A Memorial Service will be held on Monday, June 17, 2013, 3:00 p.m. at FRENCH - Lomas, with Pastor Perry Floyd officiating. Please visit our online guest book for Leon at www.FrenchFunerals.com FRENCH - Lomas 10500 Lomas Blvd NE 505-275-3500
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