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ANAYA-REHBERG, MAGDALENA Passed away July 5 at her beloved "Mi Tierra Encantada" in the Zuni Mountains. Magdalena was preceded in death by Magdalena and Felipe Chavez, Espiridiona and Santiago Anaya, Paulita Saavedra, and Angelina Ruiz. She is survived by her husband Daniel; daughters Amy and Katie Rehberg; son Charles Rehberg and wife Jennifer Lomeli; grandson Benjamin; siblings Josecito Chavez and wife Terry, Candelaria Trujillo and husband Joe, Elosia Padilla and husband Candelario, Sofia Anaya and husband Joe Sanchez; numerous great-great nieces and nephews and many, many friends. She received her Bachelors Degree from UNM, volunteered for "The Relay for Life" yearly, attended Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary Church in Albuquerque and San Lorenzo Mission in Ramah. A Rosary will be recited on Monday, July 8 at 7:00 p.m. at the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary Church (Fourth and Alameda). Mass will be held on Tuesday, July 9 at 9:00 a.m. at the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary Church. Burial will follow at Mt. Calvary, 1900 Edith Blvd. NE. Please visit our online guestbook for Magdalena at www.FrenchFunerals.com. FRENCH - University 1111 University Blvd NE 505-843-6333
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DUKE, LOIS A. Lois ascended to Heaven Friday, July 5, 2013 with her family by her side. Lois is survived by her children, Jerald (Nancy) Duke, Charlotte Erhardt and Darla (Doug) Livingston; 8 grandchildren; 13 great- grandchildren, 8 great-great grandchildren, and one brother. Lois was preceded in death by her parents, 10 siblings, her husband Joseph Beecher Duke, and one granddaughter. Lois was an exceptional wife, mother, homemaker and friend. Lois was a wonderful example of the Christian faith and will be greatly missed by all who loved her. Celebration of Life Service will be held on Tuesday, July 9 at 2:00 p.m. at Heights First Church of the Nazarene, 8401 Paseo del Norte NE, Albuquerque. Friends may visit beginning at 1:00 p.m. at the church. Lois will be laid to rest at Sunset Memorial Park Cemetery. Please visit our online guestbook for Lois at www.frenchfunerals.com FRENCH - Wyoming 7121 Wyoming Blvd. NE (505) 823-9400
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HARRIS, FREDA CHAMPION Freda Champion Harris, age 93, of Albuquerque, New Mexico passed away on July 5, 2013. She was the daughter of Teresa (McBride) and Arthur B. Champion, born on May 18, 1920, in Raton, New Mexico. She graduated from Raton High School in 1937. She earned her bachelor's and master's degrees from UNM. In 1941, she graduated from UNM and worked in the UNM Business Office for 5 years. In 1943 she married Joe D. Harris. After raising her family, she taught language arts at John Adams and Garfield Middle Schools, retiring in 1982. She was passionate about making a difference in the lives of her students. When she retired, she traveled to all fifty states and over twenty countries, played in numerous bridge clubs, volunteered in various community groups, and tutored children in reading. Freda loved to have picnics in the mountains as well as support the Lady Lobos. She was an active member of Central United Methodist Church, Albuquerque Association of Retired Educators, New Mexico Association of Educational Retirees, Mortar Board Alumni, and P.E.O., Chapter X. She was a loving person with a strong faith, who enriched the lives of all those around her. She was preceded in death by her parents, Teresa and Arthur Champion; her husband, Joe D. Harris, her sister and brother-in-law, Kay and Dr. L.D. Barbour of Roswell, and her stepson, Jerry Harris. She is survived by her son, Jeff Harris and his wife, Aletha, of Houston, Texas; daughters Diane Galbraith and her husband, Bob Galbraith; and Debbie Barnett and her husband Rich Barnett. She is also survived by four grandchildren, Aletha B. Harris, Houston, Texas; Dr. Thomas J. Harris and wife, Stephanie, Waco, Texas; Tyler Barnett and wife, Alice, Odessa, Texas; Krista Barnett, Albuquerque; and three great granddaughters. She was truly an extraordinary person who will be greatly missed by her family and friends. Because Freda was committed to public education, the family requests that memorials be made to the Lena Clauve/Mortar Board Scholarship, UNM Foundation, 700 Lomas Blvd. NE, 2 Woodward Center, Albuquerque, NM 87102. A memorial service will be held on July 13, 2013 at 2:00 at Central United Methodist Church. Please visit our online guestbook for Freda at www.FrenchFunerals.com FRENCH - University 1111 University Blvd NE 505-843-6333
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HENNINGS, FRANCIS (Oct. 4, 1935-July 5, 2013) We remember and honor a warm, compassionate, generous son, brother, and friend. A hard-working companion to his brother at Hennings Homes. A talented, multi-faceted artist. This kind man will be lovingly missed. In honor of his wishes, there are no services. Survived by brother Edward Hennings, and brother Charles Hennings and wife, Christine. At this time, the family thanks his numerous caregivers at the Montebello on Academy for their warmth and care. A thank you to Presbyterian Hospice for their short, but most comforting care in his final hours.
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IVEY, ROBERT DEWITT Born October 8, 1923, in Plant City, FL, beloved husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather, died peacefully on June 23, 2013, after a courageous battle with cancer. He is survived by his wife Vivian Porter Ivey; daughters Susan Ivey and husband Dean Reynolds, Vivian Jones and husband Greg; step-daughters Valerie Harvey and husband Bill, Jeri Muller and husband Roger, and Laura Mascarenas; fourteen grandchildren; and ten great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his ex-wife, Bettye Spearman Ivey. Ivey received his Bachelor's degree in biology and English and his Master's degree in mammalogy from the University of Florida in Gainesville, FL. He married Bettye in 1945, and in 1947 the couple settled in Albuquerque, NM, where they started their family. There Ivey began a teaching career that would span over 40 years. He taught biology at UNM and Albuquerque High before settling at Sandia High. His early interests were primarily in mammalogy. He was published twice in The Journal of Mammalogy (Nov 1957 and Nov 1959), one of which was a study on the mammals of Bernalillo County the result of ten years of research and the trapping of 6000 animals. In later years, his focus transitioned to botany, specifically the native plants of NM. In the early 80s, as a single man again, Ivey found and married his soul mate, Vivian Porter Ivey, who shared his interest in botany. Together, they explored every corner of New Mexico, researching and collecting plants and going on field trips with the Native Plant Society of NM and other nature groups. Over the years, Ivey documented and sketched detailed illustrations of more than 1800 plants. In 1983, he published the first edition of The Flowering Plants of New Mexico, and during the next 25 years, 4 more editions were published. In 2003, he was recognized by Former Governor Bill Richardson for his decades of contributions to the natural history of the state. He also authored and illustrated (all or in part) 16 other botany books, most notably the Flora Neomexicana III (2012). Ivey's passion for teaching never diminished, and even 20 years after retirement, he continued to give presentations and talks for groups like the Native Plant Society of NM. He was often recognized and greeted by his former students, which number in the many hundreds. It was in the beauty of nature that Ivey felt God's presence the most. He found God's work evidenced more in the walls of the Grand Canyon and in the minute details of the flowers he illustrated than in any other way. Ivey will be remembered for his sense of adventure, his artistic talent, his desire to learn and teach, his love of nature, and for inspiring so many young minds through nature, science and art. A memorial service will be held at Sandia Baptist Church (9429 Constitution Ave NE) on Saturday, July 13, at 10:00 AM. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Native Plant Society of NM, PO Box 35388, Albuquerque, NM 87176-5388.
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MORELL, MARIE R. Marie Raphael (Rafe) Morell, OP. Born into this life January 15, 1928, in Grand Rapids, Michigan and entered into eternal life July 4, 2013. She was preceded in death by her parents, Marie Lapinski and William Morell; brother Ralph and sister Mary Ellan Baxter. She is survived by her siblings, Genevieve Andrews from Denver; Ted from Virginia and Granbury, TX; Marge Davis from Lakewood, CO, Jim and Jo Ann from Hot Springs Village, AK and Dennis from Calokill, NY. Also by nieces, nephews, countless friends and her Congregation, The Sinsinawa Dominicans. Sister Morell graduated from St. Mary elementary and high school in Cheyenne, Wyoming. She made her profession of Vows as a Dominican sister in 1947. She is a graduate of Edgewood College and received her masters degree from Seattle University. She received her Clinical Pastoral Education at Good Samaritan, Hospital in Phoenix, AZ. She is a certified Chaplain and member of the National Association of Catholic Chaplains. Prior to coming to Albuquerque in 1988 she taught in schools in Illinois, and Colorado and was an Associate Director in the office of Religious Education in the Archdiocese of Denver. Her Congregational leadership, includes Prioress of St. Dominic Villa and Provincial of the Southwest Province. In 1988 Sister Morell began her long tenure with St. Joseph Health Care System in Albuquerque where she ministered as Chaplain and director of spiritual services. Visitation will take place Monday, July 8, 2013 at 4:15 pm to 5:15 pm at Our Lady of Annunciation Church, 2621 Vermont St. NE, followed by Mass at 5:30pm. Memorials may be sent to the Sinsinawa Dominicans, 585 County Rd. Z, Sinsinawa, WI 53824-9701. 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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MOYA, ARTHUR Age 57, a resident of Albuquerque, NM, passed away on June 29, 2013. He died of cancer. He was a great man who everyone loved. He was maintenance manager at Coronado Mall for 25 years. Arthur graduated from Rio Grande High School. Some of his hobbies were mechanics, gun and car collecting. He left behind five children: Ted, Roxanne, Andrew, Rachael and Eric. He really loved being with family. He is also survived by three sisters Emily, Rose and Pauline; four brothers Gilbert, Andres, Freddy and Herman. Services will be held Thursday, July 11, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. at Calvary Chapel, 4001 Osuna Rd NE. Burial will follow at Fairview Cemetery, 700 Yale Blvd. SE.
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ORTIZ, DEBBIE M. (My Little Dweb) A year ago today,on Angel's wings you were taken, but in my heart you'll stay, and in God's light you will rest, until we meet again someday. Love & Miss You Pam
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