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BARELA, CRYSTAL CAITLIN 10-29-04 In loving Memory Mommie misses you! Not a day goes by without you in my heart. I love you, My chica, chiquitita.
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BARNOW, BRUCE Bruce Donald Barnow passed away on January 8, 2013, in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Mr. Barnow was born on October 25, 1950, in Chicago, Illinois. Bruce is survived by Barry Barnow, brother; Penny Barnow, sister-in-law; Jeff Barnow, nephew; Will Barnow, nephew; and Allison Barnow, niece.
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BARTH, ARTHUR age 87, passed into the arms of Jesus Christ on October 24, 2013. He was born in Albuquerque on March 15, 1925. At 17 he volunteered for the Marine Corps 5th Div., and was sent to the South Pacific. He fought at Iwo Jima, and was proud to be a member of the Division that raised the flag. He married Ascension "Senny" Borrego of Santa Cruz, NM. in 1950. He worked in Los Alamos as a police officer and firefighter. Arthur also worked as a firefighter at the former Sandia AFB for 30 years. He was social, enjoyed going to the casino with his brother Jim, and loved to cook. He was active in the Queen of Heaven Church as an usher and choir member. He prayed the rosary often. He will be missed by all! He was preceded in death by parents Louis and Emilia Barth of Albuquerque, wife Senny, daughter Elizabeth, brothers Ben, Jake, Louis and wife Sally, Solomon and wife Ruth, sisters Tomasita Stone and husband JD, Irene Martin, Gertrude Sorensen and husband John, and Lina, husband Walker Jensen, infant sister Nellie, niece Mathilda Lucero, and sadly, other nieces and nephews and cousins. Athur is survived by daughter Victoria Valencia; son Robert Barth; grandson Andres Sedillo and wife Frances and grandson Joel Horner; great-grandsons AJ and Antonio, great granddaughters Julianna and Emma. He is also survived by younger brother James; and many nieces, nephews, and cousins. Special thanks to Beatriz, Vanessa, and Isaiah Robles for their longtime caretaking of Arthuro. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Catholic Charities, Attn: Development, 3301 Candelaria NE, Ste B, Albuquerque., NM 87107. A funeral Mass and Rosary will be held at Queen of Heaven Church on October 30, 2013 at 9:30 AM, followed by a remembrance at the NM Veteran's Memorial, 1100 Louisiana Blvd SE, Albuquerque., 87108.
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BELTRAN, FERMIN ALBINO born in Roy N.M. December 8th, 1937 passed away October 21st, 2013. U.S.A.F Ret. Postal Service Ret. Al was a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle and a friend to many. "You will be in our hearts forever". The family would like to thank the staff at Presbyterian Cancer Center for their kindness and help.To celebrate his life please join his family and friends at Donut Mart 4501 Montgomery Blvd N.E. on Saturday November 2nd from 1pm to 4pm
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CORDOVA, MARY LOU 1947-2013 On October 26th, just one day after her 66th birthday, Mary Lou passed away in her home surrounded by her beloved husband, Michael Mendoza and her loving family. She was driven by her zest for life and never lost her will and spirit and her faith in God. Anyone who knew Mary Lou knows that she put everyone else's needs before her own, and even though she herself suffered many years of illness, she always took in and cared for family and friends. She was multi-talented, the hairdresser, seamstress and chef of the neighborhood; she was even featured in the Albuquerque Journal for her famous green chile enchilada casserole. But nothing lit up her life and brought her more joy than her adoring grandchildren, Gino and Jade, who made her forget that she was ill when they were by her side. She only had one daughter, Avalon, but she filled Mary Lou's heart and home with a large family. She felt the greatest love and honor to be blessed with her step-grandchildren who came into her life and into her heart. Her dad, Ramon; sisters, Alma and Ramona; brothers, Louie Ray and Michael; her deceased mom, Pula and brother, Manuel were her heart and soul; a bond that is a special blessing from heaven. She was the favorite among many family members, especially Aunt Jennie who cared for her like a daughter and her loving Aunt Elvira. Her family and circle of friends grew, they were touched by her compassion and strong will; everywhere the family went someone would ask for her in genuine concern. Mary Lou's life would not have been as long or her heart as full if not for her angels and love of her life, Michael and Avalon. Mary Lou was an unselfish soul whose contagious smile and sparkling eyes will never be forgotten. She was preceded in death by her mother, Pula Romero Griego; father, Manuel B. Gabaldon; brother, Manuel E. Gabaldon; Gramita Maria G. Romero; and father-in-law, Richard Mendoza. Mary Lou is survived by her beloved husband, Michael Mendoza; beloved daughter, Avalon Cordova and husband, Robert Gonzales; loving dad, Ramon V. Griego; two sisters, Alma and husband, Fred Jaramillo and Ramona J. Griego and partner, Cynthia Romero; two brothers, Louie Ray and wife, Debbie Griego and Michael and wife, Belma Griego; sister-in-law (sister), Viola Gabaldon; mother-in-law, Mickey Mendoza; seven brothers-in-law, Rick and wife, Corey, Louie, Shane and wife, Gwen, Anthony, Vanson and Tommy Mendoza and Manny Sena; two beloved grandchildren, Gino and Jade Gonzales; three step-grandchildren, Anthony and wife, Becky Gonzales, Kimberly Gonzales and partner, Fabian Harada and Lisa and husband, Joe Romero; four step-great-grandchildren, Celina Gonzales, Anthony and Dominic Gonzales and Gabby Romero. She is also survived by many loving aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends. All services will be held at San Clemente Catholic Church, on Wednesday, October 30, beginning with a Viewing at 8:30 a.m. with a Rosary to be recited at 9:30 a.m. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10:00 a.m. Interment will follow at Valencia Catholic Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Louie Mendoza, Eddie Sisneros, Manuel Gabaldon III, Neil Jaramillo, Joel Jaramillo, Louie Ray Griego Jr., Michael Griego Jr. and CJ Lucero. Honorary Pallbearers will be Cynthia Romero, Martina Anchondo, Mary Belle Tabet and Rosemary Duran. A special thank you from the family to Amy Tafoya who was more than a caregiver to her and a blessing to us all and to the wonderful staff at Ambercare Hospice. Sign Mary Lou's online tribute at www.romerofuneralhomenm.com Romero Funeral Home, 609 N. Main St., Belen, NM
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CULPEPPER, MABEL CLAIRE Went home to be with the Lord October 24, 2013. She was the daughter of John Raymond Bondurant and Mabel Hardy Bondurant and was born in St. Louis, MO on June 20, 1936. She grew up in Columbia, Missouri, surrounded by farmland, Missouri University and two women's colleges. Her youthful interests included horseback riding, Girl Scouts, and deep love of her church and of drawing and painting. Later she earned an Associate of Arts Degree from Christian College and a BS in Elementary Education from Missouri University where she was a member of Delta Gamma and Mortar Board. She met her future husband, Jim Culpepper at the First Baptist Church and they were married there on Christmas Eve, 1957. The couple spent three years stationed in Germany with the U.S. Army and enjoyed many trips and international exchanges. 1961 found Mabel and Jim in Columbia in graduate school where she earned a M Ed. in Art Education. Jim also earned a Masters Degree in Businesss and Public Administration. They made moves to St. Louis, Missouri; Oak Ridge, Tennessee; Rockville, Maryland and Damascus, Maryland. During those years the family increased to include three children, Julie, Jeff and John. Mabel's life revolved around family and volunteer activities including Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts, church and school activities, and American Field Service including hosting a student from Brazil for a year. The family became active tent campers traveling up and down the east coast and into Nova Scotia. While in Maryland, Mabel developed her ever present interest in art work while sharing studio space in Frederick and taking numerous art and art history courses at Montgomery College. In 1988 Jim was transferred to Albuquerque, New Mexico, to serve as the Deputy Manager of the DOE office. This was a perfect fit for Mabel and her art! During more than 25 years in Albuquerque she had the opportunity to serve as the President of the New Mexico Watercolor Society, President of the Yucca Branch of the National League of American Penwomen, docent at the Albuquerque Museum of Art and History, and longtime member of the Amapola Coop Gallery. In addition to winning many awards with the New Mexico Watercolor Society, she was selected as a Signature Member of the National Watercolor Society in a 2001 ceremony in California. Her work is in many private collections. Mabel and Jim have been longtime members of Hope Evangelical Free Church in Albuquerque. Mabel especially enjoyed singing in the choir for many years, serving as a co-chair of the Care Committee with Jim, and bible studies with a number of women's study groups. The Culpeppers renewed their wedding vows at Hope after 50 years of marriage with their three children and six grandchildren taking part. It was a happy time and the Lord was glorified and praised. Mabel's great joy during her senior years were her children and participating in the lives of her grandchildren. She leaves husband, Jim; daughter, Julie Roberson and husband, Kevin of Albuquerque; son, John William Culpepper of Albuquerque and son, James Jeffrey Culpepper and wife, Susan of Morgantown, West Virginia. She also leaves six grandchildren and one great grandson: Mrs. Caitlin Lee Schreiner and husband, J.P. and great grandson, Jonathon Lee Schreiner; Mrs. Audrey Blanco and husband, Dorian; Warren Roberson and Ian Roberson all of Albuquerque and Tess and Jamie Culpepper of Morgantown, West Virginia. In lieu of flowers please donate to the NM Autism Society, P.O. Box 30955, Albuquerque, NM 87190 or the charity of your choice. A Visitation will be held Wednesday, October 30, 2013 from 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. at FRENCH - Lomas. A Funeral Service will be held Thursday, October 31, 2013, 10:00 a.m. at FRENCH - Lomas. Interment will follow at Sunset Memorial Park. A Memorial Service and Celebration of Life will be held Friday, November 1, 2013, 10:00 a.m. at Hope Evangelical Free Church, 4710 Juan Tabo NE. Please visit our online guest book for Mabel at www.FrenchFunerals.com. FRENCH - Lomas 10500 Lomas Blvd NE 505-275-3500
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FELIX, PHILIP J. Long time New Mexico resident Philip J. Felix, passed away on October 25, 2013 at the age of 85. Phil was born in Loretto, PA on July 9, 1928, to Bernard C Felix and Catherine Plummer Felix who preceded him in death when he was just a small child. He was also preceded by his brother Bernard Jr., grandson Jesse and mother of his children Aurora Felix. Phil is survived by his wife of many years Sylvia Felix; sister-in-law Evelyn Felix; his children Maria (Carl) Vecere, Theresa Felix, Rick (Debbie) Felix, Phillip Jr (Irene ) Felix, David (Sharon) Felix, Laura (Yuri) Findlay and Karla (David) Ortega; grandchildren Shannon (Mark) Vecere, Chad (Nicole) Vecere, Chuck (Emily) Vecere, Joshua Felix. MacKenzie (Brad) Henze, CJ Ray, Michelle Armijo, Keith (Gail) Armijo, Armand Felix, Jacob Felix, Sr. Desire' Findlay, Johnele (Andrew) Archuleta, Brandon Ortega, and Braydon Ortega. Also surviving him are his eight great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. Phil was a WWII veteran, he attended St Michaels College in Santa Fe, NM, on the GI Bill where he earned his bachelor's degree and went on to obtained his Master's in Education from the University of Wyoming. He began his teaching career in El Rito , NM, at the Northern NM Normal School. He later moved his family to Santa Fe and continued his career as teacher and counselor at Santa Fe High School. After many years of teaching he took a job with the NM State Department of Education where he was a pioneer in the development of Adult Basic Education and GED preparation programs in NM Community colleges, he was also instrumental in introducing the first computerized career information services in those institutions, opening doors and providing educational and employment opportunities for many adult New Mexicans. Phil was much loved, admired and respected, not only by his family, but by those were fortunate enough to be a part of his life. He had a terrific sense of humor and a gentle strength which will be deeply missed. A rosary will be prayed Wednesday morning Oct 30, 2013, at 10:00am at St Anne Catholic Church at 511 Alicia St, Santa Fe NM. Mass will follow at 11:00am. Interment with military honors will take place Thursday Oct 31, 2013, at 1:30pm at the Veteran's National Cemetery in Santa Fe.
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GARCIA, JULIA In Loving Memory 4-27-27 - 10-29-08 Mom, five years since you entered eternal glory. Beautiful memories live on in our hearts. Forever loved and missed by all. Your Family.
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HOLDEN, DEBORAH JO (GRANDMA DEB) Deborah Jo Holden, age 55, passed away on Tuesday, October 22, 2013. She was predeceased by her mother Pamela D. Irish. Deborah is survived by her son Jerry Sanchez (Latisha); her daughters Elizabeth Maloy and Angel Sanchez; sister Robin Garcia (Andy); grandchildren Adrianna, Santana, Torin, Brooks, Anna, and Ashley; and her nieces Andrea and Michelle. Deborah worked as a nurse for over 20 years. She loved spending time playing with her six grandchildren. Deborah's Life Celebration began with a visitation at Salazar Mortuary (400 3rd St SW) on Sunday, October 27th at 5pm, and was followed by a Life Celebration Service at 7pm. Mass of the Resurrection was held at Holy Family Church (562 Atrisco Dr SW), on Monday, October 28th at 9am. Deborah's pallbearers were Jerry Sanchez Sr., Jerry Sanchez Jr., Andy Garcia, Matthew Ortiz, Carlos Sanchez, and Richard Ray Sanchez. Please visit Deborah's online guestbook at salazarmortuary.com. SALAZAR MORTUARY 400 Third Street SW 242-1133
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KAISER, LUPE M. Age 95, passed away Sunday, October 27, 2013 after a lengthy illness. Lupe was born in El Paso, TX on April 29, 1918. She was preceded in death by her husbands Polo Armijo, Fred Lara and James Kaiser. Lupe is survived by her seven children Theresa, Lillian, Anna, Carmen, Robert, John, Alfred and many grandchildren and great grandchildren. Lupe, in addition to being a wonderful mother, loved to cook, garden and enjoyed being with people. She will be greatly missed by all that knew and loved her. Visitation will be held Wednesday, October 30, 2013, at10:00 am with a Funeral Service beginning at 11:00 am at Daniels Family Funeral Services, Strong-Thorne Chapel, 1100 Coal Ave SE, Albuquerque. Interment will take place at 1:00 pm at Sunset Memorial Park, Albuquerque. To view information or leave a condolence please visit www.danielsfuneral.com Daniels Family Funeral Services 1100 Coal Ave SE Albuquerque, NM 87106 505-842-8800
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KOLB, ALBERT CROWELL Al was born 11-7-1920 in Madera, CA and left this world for his next adventure on 10-23-2013. His family moved to Monterey, CA when he was just an infant, where they had a chicken farm on "Kolb Avenue". After working his way through high school and college he received Bachelors and Masters Degrees at UC Davis and a Masters in Education at ASU. He served in the Pacific in the Fourth NCB Battalion on the USS Highlands during WWII and retired from the Navy Reserves as a Lt. Commander. During the 1950's he managed 100 men and 10,000 acres of farm land for Heidrick Brothers Farms of Woodland, CA. In the 1960's he started a new career as a teacher at Carmel Middle School and served 2 years on the CA State Commission on Teacher Preparation and Licensing in Sacramento. In 1973-74 he was honored to be included in a "teacher exchange program" and taught school in Ararat, Victoria, Australia. Over many summers he and his step-sons and their friends built a mountain cabin above Durango CO - without benefit of electricity or running water. His passion was knitting and he knitted well over 2,000 garments that were donated to ARCA group homes, homeless shelters and the "preemie" ward of UNMH. He donated just under 30 gallons of blood not including that during WWII. He was a member of the Masons and a past member of the Sierra Vista Civitan Club. A memorial service will be held in Durango, CO at a later date. He is survived by his wife Gloria; sons Steve (Rilla) of Jacksonville FL, Chuck (Kim) of Woodland, CA and Ken (Jean) of CA; step-children Twila Donaldson of Albuquerque, Terry Vaughan and Tim Vaughan of Durango, CO; and ten grandchildren. He was a big man with a big heart, so in lieu of flowers the family requests that you do something nice for someone else.
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LOOMIS, ROGER Roger Loomis, age 82, passed away Saturday, October 26, 2013. He was born and raised in Albuquerque where he graduated from Albuquerque High School. Roger was very proud of his time on the A.H.S. Varsity Wrestling Team. Roger was preceded in death by his parents: Grant and Margaret Loomis; three brothers Raymond Loomis, Richard Loomis and Roscoe Loomis. He is survived by his wife, Maria L. Loomis; two brothers Russell and Ralph Loomis; sister Genevieve Lemon; son; Allen Loomis; two daughters Judy Baxter and Carol McLaughlin; two step-daughters Rosella Brito and Elizabeth Garley; step-son Antonio Brito and wife, Jeanette; many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Roger served proudly in the United States Marine Corps in Korea and retired from the United States Air Force where he served a tour of duty in Vietnam. He was a member of the Jerry Murphy Marine Corps League Detachment #381, a life member of the VFW #401 and the American Legion Post #13. He enjoyed making floats to represent these organizations in local parades. Roger enjoyed playing senior softball for many years. A service will be held on Wednesday, October 30, 2013, at 10:00 a.m. at French -University. Interment will follow at Santa Fe National Cemetery at 1:30 pm. Friends may visit one hour before the service. Should friends desire, memorial contributions may be made in Roger's name to Princeton Place, 500 Louisiana NE 87108. Special thanks to Princeton Place staff for their loving care of Roger. Please visit our online guest book for Roger at www.FrenchFunerals.com. FRENCH - University 1111 University Blvd NE 505-843-6333
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LOVELADY, HUGH WAYNE Died peacefully at his home after a long battle with Alzheimer's disease on October 25, 2013. He was born on January 22, 1926 in Texola, Oklahoma to Clayton Rex and Smiley Bell Lovelady. Wayne was preceded in death by his wife of 57 years, Ruth; son Douglas Lovelady; daughter Deann Lovelady and grandson Justin Lovelady. He is survived by Jo Durkin Lovelady; brother Rex lovelady; son David Lovelady; and daughters Karen Lovelady and Laurie Garnett. He is also survived by grandchildren David Lovelady, Jr.; Braxton Lovelady; Alexis Lovelady Molina-Fanto; Jessica Bridwell; Ryan Birdwell; Sage Garnett; Morgan Garnett; Jeremy Sneed; Tyler Sneed and ten great-grandchildren. Wayne and his family moved to Albuquerque in 1956. They were accompanied by Ruth's aunt and her husband, Virgina and Lloyd McKee. Together they began their career in the automobile business. Wayne's involvement in the industry spanned more than forty years. During that time he developed a very successful career and received numerous awards. He also expanded his interests into several other dealerships in other cities. His hobbies included, tennis, golf, reading, traveling and playing cards; but his true passion was riding and competing in cutting horse events. For many years he would travel to and compete in cutting horse events around the country. In the last couple of years of Wayne's life he was taken care of by his very special caregiver, Barbra Hernandez. The family is deeply grateful to her and the love she showed him. Wayne was known for his generosity, kindness, compassion and philanthropic spirit. He will be missed by all. Services will be held Tuesday, October 29, 2013 at Daniels Family Funeral Home at 11AM. In Lieu of flowers, please make a donation to The Alzheimer's Association, or The American Lung Association. 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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RIOS, KATHY Y. Always loved, never forgotten. We miss you every day sister! Your Loving Family
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TIFFANY, ROBERT RISK (BOB) passed away Saturday, October 26, 2013. He was born January 22, 1929 to Howard S. and Katherine R. Tiffany in Chicago, IL. His father was a pilot and his family moved several times during his youth. Bob graduated from Sea Cliff High School in Sea Cliff, Long Island, NY in 1946. He attended Valley Forge Military Institute and the University of New Mexico. Bob moved to Taos, NM in 1954 with his parents following their retirement. He worked briefly for the US Forest Service but soon joined the Molybdenum Corporation of America where he would spend the rest of his career. He met his future wife, Jeanette in 1956. She was employed as a teacher at the Alice Hyson Mission School in Ranchos de Taos. They were married on December 21, 1956 at the Tiffany ranch near Taos. Their first home was a drafty, company owned cabin on the mine site near Questa. They later built a home on Cabresto Road in the village of Questa. The marriage produced two sons, Robert Bruce in 1959 and Thomas Warren in 1960. Bob was active in community affairs for many years, serving on the Questa School Board and helping found High Country Crime Stoppers. Bob loved hunting and fishing and traveling by Jeep in the mountains. He retired in 1988 and moved with Jeanette to the area near Alameda. Retirement allowed more time for Bob to enjoy his boat and motor home and he frequently fished at Heron Lake near Chama. Bob is survived by his wife, Jeanette; a younger brother, Jim; two sons, Robert Bruce (Connie), Thomas Warren (Debbie); and three grandsons, Logan Thomas, Austin Robert and Evan Walker; as well as a number of nieces and nephews and good friends. A service will be held Thursday, October 31, 2013 at 3:00 p.m. at French - WYOMING. Interment will take place at West Park Cemetery in Hereford, TX on Saturday, November 2, 2013. Friends may visit FRENCH - Wyoming on Wednesday, October 30, 2013 from 5:00-7:00 pm. Please visit our online guestbook for Bob at www.FrenchFunerals.com FRENCH Wyoming 7121 Wyoming Blvd. NE (505) 823-9400
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VALENCIA, CLEO ANN Age 55, passed away after suffering with cancer for many years, on Thursday, October 24, 2013. She was born in Texas on June 3, 1958 to Fred R. Martinez and the late Cleo A Martinez. She was survived by her husband Martin Valencia, daughter Sara and grandsons Ethan and Matthew Kimmell. She lived in Bernalillo, NM. She will be remembered as loving mother, loving grandmother, sister, godmother and friends to many people. She loved to gather with all the family. Many children looked up to her in a mother like figure. She loved and took them into her home as if they were her own. She love to help raise her grandsons Ethan and Matthew Kimmell along with their mother Sara, they were the love of her life. She loved her nieces and nephews and would provide and care for them anyway she could. She was very dedicated to the Catholic Church; she volunteered to teach CCD-Religious class for Kindergarten children. She also volunteered as a team member on weekends of Christian Living to share her life experiences. A rosary will be recited on Friday, November 1, 2013 at 7:15 p.m. at Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Church in Bernalillo. A second rosary will be recited on Saturday, November 2, 2013 at Santa Clara Catholic Church in Wagon Mound at 10:30 a.m. with a Funeral Mass to follow at 11:00 a.m. Then she will be laid to rest in Wagon Mound, NM alongside her Mother Cleo A. Martinez that recently passed away on October 10, 2013 and her grandparents Mr. & Mrs. Felix Archuleta. Pallbearers will be Ethan and Matthew Kimmell, Kim Freehoff and Steven Hayden. 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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WELLER, STEVEN G. Age 88, of Albuquerque, passed away October 26, 2013 Steven was born to the late Kristiana Marie Wilhelmsen Weller of Norway and the late Steven G. Weller of Hungary, January 2, 1925, in San Fernando, CA. Steven graduated from San Fernando High School in 1943, at which time he enlisted in the U.S. Navy and served as an officer. After WWII, he married his high school sweetheart, Druzella Jean Manfull. His marriage to "Jean" brought to his life three children. Together they raised these children until her passing in 1982. After his service in WWII, Steve worked in the dairy industry. First as a door to door milkman in the San Fernando Valley and later as an Industrial Engineer and Production Plant Manager for Manfull Dairy, Challenge Cream and Butter, and Dreisback Enterprises. The last 14 years of Steve's life have been with his wife Georgean Callison Weller in Albuquerque, NM. They have shared many happy times traveling, fishing and partying with MOA (Military Officers Association). Steve's son Mark is living in Eugene, OR with his wife Terrie. His youngest daughter Druzella "Dee" is in Tacoma, WA. His oldest daughter Stephanie, passed within a month of her mother and sleeps with her at Forest Lawn in the San Fernando Valley, CA. There are seven grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. His marriage to Georgean blended together a family of three step-children and their spouses Kelly and Stacey Callison, Tim and Robin Black Callison, Claudea and Kevin DePalma, ten grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Steven led his life in such a way that set an example to his children and grandchildren of kindness, fun, always willing and wanting to join in any family activity. He was all about family, and worked hard to provide the best he could for us all. He played as hard as he worked, and that set the example for the Joy of Life that will carry on in our family, and to those fortunate enough to have had him in their lives.Carry on Steven! At Steven's request, he has been cremated and no services will be held. If you would like to make a donation in his name to the charity of your choice, please do. These short lines cannot give true tribute to the wonderful loving man that we have lost. 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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ZEIGLER, JOHN M. John M. Zeigler, born in Duncan, OK on December 14, 1922, passed away October 25, 2013 just short of 91 good years. John was a graduate of the Merchant Marine Academy at Kings Point, NY in 1943. After serving in the Merchant Navy as a Chief Engineer during WWII, he married his lifelong partner of 62 years, Ormajane Kirkpatrick of Rushville, IN. Leaving the Merchant Fleet after marriage, he had a long and fruitful career as an industrial engineer retiring from Abbott Laboratories as Director of Engineering Operations from the Hospital Products Division in 1984. He and his wife spent the majority of their golden years in Ashville, NC. He is survived by his sons, Russell and wife Maddie of Albuquerque and John M. Zeigler IV and wife Martha of Weaverville, NC; granddaughter Stacy Zeigler and her son Travis Russell Terrill of Westcliff, CO, grandson Sean Zeigler, PhD and wife Dr. Nora Malaisrie of Bethesda, MD; granddaughter Shannon Zeigler, JD of Washington, D.C., grandson Shane Zeigler of New York, NY, grandson Police Officer John M. Zeigler V of Weaverville, NC, and grandson Captain Paul Zeigler, USAF of Washington, D.C. Graveside Services will be held Sunday, November 3, 2013, 2:00 p.m., at Cache Cemetery, Cache, OK. Whinery-Huddleston Funeral Home of Lawton, OK will be handling the graveside services. The family suggests memorial contributions be made to the Salvation Army. Please visit our online guestbook for John at www.FrenchFunerals.com FRENCH Wyoming 7121 Wyoming Blvd. NE (505) 823-9400
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