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JOHNSON, MARTHA JO (JODY) Martha J (Jody) Johnson passed away quietly on November 12, 2013 at the age of 81 at Grand View Care Lodge Assisted Living, in Grand Junction, Colorado. Jody was born in Selfs, Texas, September 26, 1932 to William A. Brown and Betty Mae (Bell) Brown. In 1949 she graduated from Honey Grove High School in Texas with a letter in tennis. In 1950 she moved to Albuquerque, New Mexico, where she worked for a finance company and then for the Atomic Energy Commission (also known as Sandia National Laboratories). There she met and married her husband Sam L. Johnson Sr., December 1951. Jody lived and raised her family in Albuquerque until she was preceded in death by her husband. She is survived by her two sons, Sam L. Johnson Jr. (Grand Junction, CO), and Jonathan Mark Johnson (Phoenix, AZ); daughter-in-law, married to Sam L. Johnson Jr., Cindy Johnson (Grand Junction, CO); and granddaughter Jessica Johnson (Englewood, CO). Jody enjoyed a full life of gardening, golfing, and was an active companion on fishing and hunting trips with her husband and friends. She was a long time reader of history and philosophy. In her words "I have lived a happy and fortunate life" and in our words "We are happy to love her, and that there was time for her to see "Colorful Colorado". There are no services. In lieu of flowers, please donate in her name to Grand View Care Lodge, Grand Junction, CO., for the "vegetable garden" she so dearly enjoyed.
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ALLEN, RICHARD C. Richard C. Allen, age 80, passed away November 19, 2013. He was born July 17, 1933 in Detroit, MI. He is survived by his loving wife of 57 years, JoAnn; son Mark, wife Carmen and granddaughter Katie of Albuquerque, son Robert, wife Ann and grandchildren Kyla and Jeremy of Voorhees, NJ; brother, John Allen of Cadiz, KY; sister, Nancy Capistran of San Diego, CA and other extended family members. He served in the U.S. Air Force from 1954 - 1957. Following his service, he returned to Murray State University in Kentucky to complete his education, receiving a BS in Math and Physics in 1959. He received his MS in Math from the University of MO in 1960, worked four years for the Martin-Marietta Company in Littleton, CO and then continued his education, receiving his PhD in Mathematics from the University of New Mexico in 1968. After graduation, he accepted a faculty position in the Math Department at UNM. While at UNM, he served as director of the Los Alamos Graduate Center from 1973 - 1976 and obtained a joint appointment as a Research Associate Professor of Medicine in 1980. He coauthored three textbooks, two in numerical analysis and one in differential equations, in addition to many other research papers. He retired from UNM as a Full Professor in 1986 and joined Sandia National Laboratories as a manager of an applied math group. While at Sandia, his passion for education led him to head up a statewide high school program called Adventures in Supercomputing. He retired from Sandia in 1998. Richard enjoyed traveling, photography, working crosswords and playing duplicate bridge. He was a dedicated runner and always made time for running as part of his daily routine. It broke our hearts to lose him but we know he is at peace and in a better place. He brought many happy moments into our lives and left us with many good memories. He will be deeply missed. The family wishes to thank the caregivers at Montebello for their care and many kindnesses as well as the Ambercare Hospice team for their support. Cremation has taken place. At his request, there will be no service. Friends who wish may make memorial donations to the Mayo Clinic Foundation/Alzheimer's Disease Research. Please visit our online guestbook for Richard at www.FrenchFunerals.com FRENCH - Wyoming 7121 Wyoming Blvd. NE (505) 823-9400
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APODACA, ANTHONY JOSEPH (TONY) Passed away on Friday, November 22, 2013 following a long illness. His loving family was by his side in death, as they were in life. Tony was born on April 8th, 1928, and lived in Albuquerque all his life, except for a short period when he and his wife, Frieda, lived in Connecticut. He was predeceased by a newborn son, Joseph Apodaca; by his brothers: Peter, Frank and Lucas Apodaca; and by his parents, Antonio Jose and Manuela (Sanchez) Apodaca. Tony is survived by his wife of 63 years, Frieda (Salazar) Apodaca, and by his son, Anthony Apodaca III (Diane Dix), their two children Anthony Apodaca IV (Francesca Apodaca) and their children: Isabella and Serafina; and Alicia Apodaca and her son, Braden Apodaca. He is also survived by his daughter, Christine Muehlenweg (Robert), & their three sons, Joshua Apodaca-Muehlenweg, Zachary Apodaca Muehlenweg, Damon Apodaca-Muehlenweg, by his younger daughter, Claudia Apodaca (Gary Joffe), and their two sons, Neal Apodaca-Joffe and Jordan Apodaca-Joffe, and by his younger son, Vincent Apodaca (Donna Sedillo Apodaca,) and their children, Samuel Apodaca and Veronica Apodaca. Tony is survived by one brother, Leonard Apodaca, and two sisters, Dolores Church and Lutgarda Gonzales. Tony was a plumber and a gasfitter all his life. He was also a jack-of-all-trades-he could fix and build anything. He built many of the homes where his family lived. Tony was a natural athlete; he won the 1947 State Championship Pentathlon for Albuquerque High School. Tony was also a very active member of the Knights of Columbus his entire adult life, and held the top office of Grand Knight. He never met a stranger; Tony talked to anyone and everyone. He and Frieda were active in square dancing and round dancing for over 30 years, where they made many good and lasting friendships. Tony was known for his many sayings, including, "Vaya con Dios. Yo me quedare con los santos." Tony's faith was very important to him. He attended daily Mass throughout his entire life. In his early years, he ran to Mass, and in his later years, he walked to Mass each day. He continued to attend mass on a daily basis even after he became ill, and he attended Sunday Mass until the last two weeks when he became unable to leave the home. The Apodaca family is thankful to Hospice of the Sandias for their exceptional care of Tony during his last two years. His family is also exceedingly grateful to his caregivers, Virgie, Stacey, Alicia, and Ashley for their very loving and devoted care of Tony, and for the help and support they gave to his family. Tony's Life Celebration will begin with a Visitation starting at 6:00 p.m., followed by a Rosary at 7:00 p.m. on Sunday at Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church. Mass of Christian Burial will be Monday at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church at 9:00 a.m. followed by Entombment at Mt. Calvary Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Tony's grandsons, Anthony Apodaca IV, Joshua Apodaca-Muehlenweg, Damon Apodaca-Muehlenweg, Neal Apodaca-Joffe, Jordan Apodaca-Joffe, and Samuel Apodaca. Please visit Tony's online guest book at: www.Reflectionoflife.com REFLECTIONS Funerals & Life Celebrations 2400 Washington Street NE 884-5777
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BACA, LUCILLE Age 90, beloved mother and grandmother, passed away peacefully, Tuesday, November 19, 2013, while surrounded by her loving family. Visitation will be held Sunday, November 24, 2013 from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. in the Chapel of Daniels Family Funeral Services - Alameda Mortuary, 9420 Fourth St., NW, where a Rosary will be recited at 3:00 p.m. Final Viewing will be Monday, November 25, 2013 from 8:00 a.m. to 8:30 am. in the Chapel of Daniels Family Funeral Services - Alameda Mortuary. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Monday at 9:00 a.m. at Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary Catholic Church, 9502 Fourth St., NW, Albuquerque. Those who wish to sign Lucille's guest book, please visit www.danielsfuneral.com Daniels Family Funeral Services ALAMEDA MORTUARY 9420 Fourth Street NW Albuquerque, NM 87114 (505) 898-3160
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BARE, LENA "LIL" P. Age 94 and a resident of Albuquerque since 1980. Born in Altoona, PA, died Saturday, November 16, 2013 in Illinois. Mrs. Bare was preceded in death by her husband, Melvin. She is survived by son, William Metzgar of Illinois; her grandchildren, Mellody Metzgar ( Standiford), Renee Metzgar and David Metzgar, of Illinois; great-grandchildren, Jeremy Standiford, Ryan Standiford and Dylan Standiford of Illinois and several nieces and nephews of Altoona, PA. She was a member of the Eastern Star. There will be an immediate burial at Sunset Memorial Park Mausoleum, 924 Menaul Blvd. NE on November 27, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. Please visit our online guest book for Lil at www.FrenchFunerals.com. FRENCH - Lomas 10500 Lomas Blvd NE 505-275-3500
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BARRERAS, DOROTHY &Amp; JOE Dorothy S. Barreras June 14, 1922-November 16, 1999 Joe R. Barreras May 29, 1924-November 22, 2006 Gone but not forgotten. Forever in our hearts and thoughts, Your Loving Family
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BROOKS, ROBERT L. Age 66, a longtime resident of Albuquerque, died Monday, November 20, 2013. Of himself, Bob said, "I got up, I went to work, and I did my job. Sometimes I did a little extra." He is survived by his wife, Valerie Brooks; mother, Betty Brooks; sister, Beth Stewart and husband, Bill; and brother, Barton Brooks. Bob was preceded in death by his father, Robert W. Brooks. Cremation has taken place and Bob's life will be celebrated Tuesday, December 3, 2013, 10:00 a.m., at FRENCH - University. Bob's family request no flowers; should friends desire, memorial contributions may be made to Children's Cancer Fund of New Mexico, 112 14th St. NW, Albuquerque, NM 87102. Please visit our online guest book for Bob at www.FrenchFunerals.com FRENCH - University 1111 University NE 505 843-6333
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DESNOO, MARY CALLAHAN Feb. 2, 1915 - Nov. 16, 2013 Mother, Wife, Sister and friend to many, left us on a bright Saturday in Sparks, Nevada due to the complications of old age. Mary Callahan DeSnoo was one of ten children born to Thomas and Margaret Hayes Callahan of Ridgefield Park, New Jersey. She and her husband Emile (who passed away in 1981) were blessed with five children: Barbara (Dr. Alessandro) Pireno, Joanie (Rob) Prommel, Dennis (Coral), Marianne (Jonathan) Shedd, and Neal (Margaret); and five grandchildren: Alessandro Pireno, Gabriella Pireno, Zachary Shedd, Amelia DeSnoo and Will DeSnoo. She is also survived by her brother Joe and sisters-in-law Kay Callahan and Gloria Callahan and scores of nieces and nephews. She was preceded in passing by her sister Margaret and brothers Ray, Tom, John, Jimmy, and Frank. Her family will miss her and remember her impact on their lives. A celebration of her life will be held at Santa Fe National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, her family recommends a charitable gift to support children and their education.
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DIGUISEPPI, CLAUDINE HUMPHREYS Age, 93, a resident of Albuquerque, was called home to be with the Lord Monday, November 18, 2013. She is survived by her daughter, Debra A. Erekson of Albuquerque, NM; brother, Harry Steen, a Bataan Death March Survivor, and wife Mary Lou of El Paso, TX, and many other family and friends in New Mexico and Rochester, NY. Mrs. DiGuiseppi was preceded in death by her husband of 52 years, Michael DiGuiseppi; her parents Claude Humphreys and Annie Humphreys Smith. Claudine was a graduate of Albuquerque High School in 1939, attended Browning Secretarial School, was employed at Sandia National Labs and later at the University of Albuquerque until her retirement in 1981. Claudine was a faithful member of the Catholic Church, a loving wife, mother and friend, an outstanding cook who loved to host holidays parties for family and friends. Rosary was recited on Friday, November 22, 2013, 6:00 pm at FRENCH - Lomas. The Mass was celebrated Saturday, November 23, 2013, 9:00 am at The Shrine of St. Bernadette, 11401 Indian School Road N.E. Interment will take place at Santa Fe National Cemetery at a later date. Memorial contributions may be made to the Animal Humane Association, 615 Virginia St SE, Albuquerque, NM 87108. Please visit our online guest book for Claudine at www.FrenchFunerals.com FRENCH - Lomas 10500 Lomas Blvd NE 505-275-3500
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FLORES, EMMANUEL E. The family of Manny wishes to thank their many friends and relatives who reflected on his Life. Your sympathy & thoughtfulness will always be gratefully remembered & deeply appreciated. REFLECTIONS Funerals & Life Celebrations 2400 Washington Street NE 884-5777
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FLYNT, MARY Happy Birthday. We miss you so much especially since Thanksgiving was always about you. xoxoxo's Terra, Amalia and me Love to you on your special day. Hugs and love to Pop
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FRAZIER, KEVIN E. 11/24/74 - 06/09/09 Beloved Son, Brother, Father (Isabel and Reese, Stephen), Nephew, Uncle, Grandson and Husband and proud Air Force Veteran. You died way to young - Your deeply missed here on earth but thanks for being the best guardian angel to your Aunt Jeanette. Guide me to heaven when the cancer wins and teach me those feathered hugs.
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GARDUNO, FELISA R age 92, passed away on November 21, 2013 at the Skies Health Care and Rehab Center in Albuquerque. Felisa was born on May 11, 1921 in Amarillo, TX to the home of Juan and Francisca (Lopez) Rodriguez. She worked for the Santa Fe Railroad in Amarillo for 7 years before moving to Vaughn in 1951. She married Graciano Garduno in 1956 at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church in Amarillo. Felisa was a member of St. Mary's Church in Vaughn, she loved playing solitaire, cooking and watching TV. She is preceded in death by her parents, her husband Graciano, her sisters, Esperanza, Lorenza, Francisca, Julia and Ramona her brothers Pasqual and Joe. Survivors include her daughters, Frances Apodaca and husband Ralph of Fort Worth, TX, Mercy Pomikal of Albuquerque, her sons, Sam Cruz of Littleton, CO, Graciano Garduno, Jr. of Saugus, CA and Steve Garduno of Vaughn. Also surviving is her sister in law Isabel Rodriguez of Corpus, Christi, TX, 13 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren and seven great-great-grandchildren along with numerous nieces, nephews and a host of relatives and friends. Rosary services will be held on Sunday, November 24, at 6:00 from St. Mary's Church in Vaughn. Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated on Monday, November 25 also from St. Mary's Church with Father Paul Nkumbi officiating. Burial will follow at the Evergreen Cemetery in Vaughn. Serving as Pallbearers will be Larry Ballin, Rodney Apodaca, Mark Apodaca, Gonzalo Ballin and Ricky Ballin. Serving as Honorary Pallbearers will be Juan Alvidez and Glenn Giordano. All services for Mrs. Garduno have been entrusted to the Chavez Funeral Home of Santa Rosa. To place an online condolence please visit our website at www.chavezfuneralhome.com
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HAMILTON, GENEVIEVE RUTH Genevieve Ruth Hamilton, beloved wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother passed away at the age of 86 on October 18, 2013. Genevieve was born June 3, 1927 in Castana, Iowa. After attending high school in Iowa, she moved to Vaughn, New Mexico where, at age 18, she met John Hamilton, who soon after would become her husband of 68 years. In their marriage, John and Genevieve lived around the world . . . Albuquerque, New Mexico, El Paso, Texas, Fairfield, Connecticut. Germany and France. In 1961, John retired from the army and they settled in New Mexico where they lived in Santa Fe, Belen and Albuquerque. Genevieve was extremely bright, hard working and built her career with the State of New Mexico in Santa Fe for over 20 years. After a long and successful tenure, she retired in June 1982 as Fiscal Bureau Chief. After they both retired, John and Genevieve toured the country in their motor home. Genevieve was a member of Highlands Baptist Church where she sang in the choir. She enjoyed playing the piano and harmonica and loved working in her Rose garden. Her other interests were garden club and her sorority, Epsilon Sigma Alpha International, Chapter Gamma Delta. At the end of her life, Genevieve and her family waged a long and difficult battle with Alzheimer's. Genevieve was preceded in death by her mother and father, her brothers, Alton and Dwayne, her son, baby John and her dog Nana. She is survived by her loving husband, John Hamilton; her daughters, Cheryl Hamilton and Joni Trumbull; son-in-law, John Trumbull; two granddaughters, Shawna Hamilton Doster and Marisa Hamilton Botros; grandson-in-law, John Botros; and four great-grandchildren, Thomas and Hamilton Doster and Jack and Henry Botros. Genevieve also leaves behind two sisters, Evonne Nepper and Gloria Torres, brothers, Jim Chandler and Vernon Chandler, many more nieces and friends and her dear little white dog, Patrick. It is with a heavy heart we say goodbye. You will be missed and forever remembered by all that love you. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Albuquerque Alzheimer's Association. A celebration of Genevieve's life will be held on December 7, 2013 at Hotel Parq Central in Albuquerque from 2:00 to 4:00 pm.
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HERRERA, JOSEPH (BIBO) OLIVER The family of Joseph (Bibo) Oliver Herrera would like to express their sincere appreciation for every act and thought of kindness, love and compassion shown during this difficult time; to Father Bob Campbell, Our Lady of the Most Holy Rosary Catholic Church, presider of Mass; and to Susie Rodriguez and Becky Anaya for reciting the Rosary. Arrangements by: Gabaldon Mortuary Inc. 1000 Old Coors Dr. SW (505) 243-7861
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HOUSEY, MARILYN ANN July 9, 1931 - November 14, 2013 My Dearest Mother, You were an Angel on earth, there is no doubt you will be an Angel in heaven. I hope that I can be blessed with the grace and elegance you had. Your sweetness and kindness were truly your strength. I will love you always my my beautiful Mother. xox Love, Carol xox
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HOUSEY, MARILYN ANN 7/9/31 - 11/14/13 On Nov. 14th, 2013, Marilyn Ann Housey left us to be with the Blessed Mother in Heaven. The lovely wife of Richard Housey for 65 years gracefully endured a lengthy struggle with Alzheimers disease for over a decade. Born July 9, 1931, in Grosse Pointe Michigan, Marilyn moved with her husband Richard and children Rick (deceased) and Carol to Albuquerque in 1964. She is survived by her six grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren. Donations in her memory may be made to St. Jude's Children's Hospital or the Alzheimers Association. May God bless her.
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HOUSEY, MARILYN ANN 1931 - 2013 Our beloved Gramma will be loved and cherished always.... There has not been a moment of our lives that she was not thought of and loved dearly.... Love Always, Samantha & Charlotte xoxoxo
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HOUSMAN, DAVID G. 11/29/28 - 11/17/13 died peacefully after a long battle with cancer. He is survived by his wife, Patricia Housman (Ms. Hound); sons, Carl (Little-Man) Housman and wife, Amanda; Reese (Brutus) Housman and wife, Pamela; Steve (Shire) Bornfield, and wife Karla (Shonemeit); Shiro; his beloved Llama ( Fran Gurule); grandchildren and great-grandchildren. A celebration of his life will be announced at a later date. In lieu of flowers please donate to your favorite charity. To view information or leave a condolence please visit www.danielsfuneral.com
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JARAMILLO, EDWARD "LALO" age 65, was born on March 21, 1948 in Mountainair and passed away on Wednesday, November 20, 2013. A proud Marine, he honorably served his country in the U.S. Marine Corps. He is preceded in death by his parents Nativadad Jaramillo and Sophia Lucero; son, Edward Jaramillo Jr.; three brothers & two sisters. Lalo is survived by his wife Patsy Jaramillo; daughters, Angel and Rita; son, Joseph Jaramillo; five grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; his adoring mother in-law, Dolores Chavez who spoiled him rotten; one sister; two brothers; three sister in-laws; four brother in-laws as well as numerous nephews, nieces, other family members and friends who loved and will miss him. Special thanks to Presbyterian Hospice and Presbyterian Hospital Oncology. A Memorial Service will be held at Holy Family Catholic Church, 562 Atrisco Dr. SW on Wednesday, November 27, 2013. Family will receive friends at 8:00am. A Rosary will be recited at 8:30am. A private family burial will take place at a later date. Arrangements by Direct Funeral Services, 2919 4th St. NW. ABQ. 505-343-8008.
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JOHNSON, CYNTHIA JANE Cynthia J. Johnson, age 73, passed away peacefully November 9, 2013 surrounded by her family following a long battle with leukemia. Cynthia was born on September 25, 1940 in Albuquerque, NM and lived most of her life in the beautiful Rio Grande Valley. She attended grade school in Los Lunas and graduated from Belen High School in 1958. Among her accomplishments, she served as Worthy Advisor for the International Order of Rainbow for Girls'. Cynthia's career included telecommunications with Mountain Bell and Eastern New Mexico University before moving to Truth or Consequences where she retired as a successful realtor. She loved cooking, reading, music, gardening, and her dog, Doanie. Most of all, she loved family. She was preceded in death by parents, Robert and Lelia Crowder and her sister, Roberta Massagee. She is survived by her sisters, Marilyn Proctor of Truth or Consequences, NM and Joyce Rucker of Pearce, AZ; her daughter, Leslie Strommen and husband, Scott, of Rio Rancho, NM; son, Joel Johnson and wife, Kim, of Veguita, NM; and daughter, Marva Jeffers and husband, Brad, of Tucson, AZ. She will always be remembered as Grandma Darling to her grandchildren Derek and wife, Becky, Jared, Kacey, Tracey and husband, Nick, Logan, Brennen and Katie; and her great-grandchildren Payton and Sophia. After retirement, Cynthia returned to Belen where she was blessed to spend time with her niece, Donna Bernard, and her very dear lifelong friends. A memorial service will be held at Noblin Funeral Home, 418 W. Reinken Ave, Belen, on Saturday, November 30th at 10:30 am. Friends and family are invited to attend.
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LUJAN, ALFONSO AND ROSE Happy Birthday Mom and Dad. Oh how we wish there were visiting days in heaven. Your birthday month and the up-coming holidays are especially difficult, but we know that you are looking over us making sure all is well. Paul, Aunt Lovie and Aunt Anna have joined you all in heaven recently, sure wish we could be at that Thanksgiving/Christmas feast. You have lots of family and friends with you, make it a big gathering. Dad, we'll have a beer for you, Mom, we'll have some red chili for you. Oh how we wish there were visiting days in heaven! Your loving family and friends
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MARINO, MELITO (MEL) age 82, passed away at home peacefully on Friday, November 22, 2013. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather who will be dearly missed. Melito served in the military in 1952-53, he worked for the United States Postal Service for 32 years as our neighborhood mailman, and enjoyed retirement for 27 years. He was an involved member of Queen of Heaven parish serving as an usher. Melito enjoyed bowling, football, playing cards, the outdoors, fishing, hunting, and driving on the highway when going on vacations. He lived life to the fullest and had a wonderful sense of humor which he shared with all of his family. Melito is survived by his wife Nina, his children Joe, Richard (wife Pam) Gale (husband, Mike), his grandchildren Nadia (husband, Anthony), Joshlyn, Lawrence, Renee, his great- grandchildren, Tristan and Benjamin, and sisters Teresa Gallegos (husband Eddie) and Georgia Baca. Services will be held on Tuesday November 26, 2013 at Queen of Heaven at 11:30, reception to follow (location TBD) To view information or leave condolence, please visit www.riversidefunerals.com
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MARTINEZ, LONNIE PAUL Lonnie Paul Martinez, 51, loved by family, friends, and anyone that crossed his path. He was a talented and gifted machinist and engineer. His attention to detail and his desire for perfection made him the best in his field. Lonnie never had children but loved his stepchildren and grandchildren like they were his own. Lonnie will be dearly and soulfully missed by his wife Michele Martinez; his two Cavalier King Charles Spaniels Marley and Charlie; and four sisters and four brothers. A service will be held at the American Legion Post 69, 9000 4th Street NW, Albuquerque, NM 87114 on Tuesday November 26, 2013, 3:00pm. No flowers permitted at the Legion Hall.
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MARTINEZ, CARMEN Our loving Mother, Grandmother and Great-grandmother passed away peacefully on Wednesday, November 20, 2013. Carmen was preceded in death by her loving husband of 58 years, Jose Martinez. She is survived by her daughter, Bessie (Thomas) Ortega and her three sons: Milton (Candace) Martinez, John (Louise) Martinez and Julian (Norma) Martinez and numerous grandchildren, great- grandchildren and great great grandchildren. Carmen's Life Celebration will begin with a Viewing on Sunday, November 24, 2013 at 4:00 pm followed by a Rosary at 5:00 pm in the Floral Chapel at Salazar Mortuary. Mass will be held at 10:00 am Monday November 25, 2013 at Sacred Heart Church (309 Stover Ave SW). Burial will be at Santa Fe National Cemetery at 12:45 pm. Pallbearers will be Thomas Ortega, Vincent Ortega, Julian Martinez, Johnny Martinez, Jared Gardner and Josh Trujillo. The Honorary Pallbearers are Magdalena Sauer, Joseph Ortega, Doreen Thompson, Suzanne Martinez-Gardner, Dee Dee Mendiola, Crystal Trujillo, Josie Martinez, Bridget McCabe, Joe Martinez and Melissa Martinez. Please visit Carmen's online guestbook at salazarmortuary.com SALAZAR MORTUARY 400 Third Street SW 242-1133
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MENSAY, BOB JOE Age 83, passed away Wednesday, November 20, 2013. 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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MIERA, THERESA MARIE GARCIA 11/22/42 - 2/23/84 Wonderful, loving Sister, Mother and Daughter, gone too soon but never forgotten.
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MIRABAL, LORENZO (LARRY) A. Our beloved son, brother, dad, grandpa and uncle, passed away on November 19, 2013 at his mother's home, at the age of 60. He was born June 22, 1953 in Maryland while his father was stationed there. Prior to living in Albuquerque, Lorenzo lived in Bernalillo. His mom lovingly took care of him through his battle with cancer and was at his side when he passed away. He was preceded in death by his father Antonio (Sonnie) Mirabal, grandparents Transito J. and Perfetita M. Mirabal, Peteronillo and Marieta Valencia. Lorenzo is survived by his mother Elosia Mirabal; brother Tony Le Mirabal; sisters Kathy Smith and Tina Blom; two sons Lorenzo and Simon; two grandsons; three nieces; two nephews; 11 great-nieces and nephews; aunt Ruth Goitia (Charlie); aunt Helen Miller; uncle Rey Mirabal (Sandy); aunt Patty Espinosa (Richard); aunt Tillie Tenorio (Rudy); aunt Angelina Schwerkoske; aunt Jeanette Lopez (Jim); uncle Agapito Valencia; uncle Uvbaldo Valencia (Mary Lou); aunt Maria Valencia; many cousins and friends that will miss him dearly. Services are pending. Arrangements by Riverside Funeral Home, 505-764-9663.
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NESS, SUSAN M. "SUSI" went to be with the Lord on 11/13/13. She was born in Portland, OR and raised in Butte, MT. She was a devoted mother, sister, aunt, friend, and a loving part of many lives. She was a member of St. Luke Lutheran Church serving many years as Communion Assistant, Attending Minister, Usher, and Property Committee. She also attended Glorybound Ministries, her daughter's home church. She was a Chaplain at East Heights Moose Lodge. She loved to dance and belonged to Duke City Singles and Crazy Eights. She retired after 42 years with the USDA Forest Service. She was preceded in death by her father Donald Mitchell. She is survived by her daughter Jenee; sister Jeannie; brother-in-law John; nephew David; and mother Mildred Mitchell. She is also survived by numerous friends who are like family to us. Special heartfelt thanks for gifts of love and support from so many friends/family who helped us including her home hospice nurses and aides. A very special thank you to her caregivers, Patricia and Cherry. All your prayers are gratefully appreciated. A memorial service and celebration of life will be held at a later date. If you wish to attend, please contact Jenee at lovesusi112013@gmail.com
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OWENS, CLARENCE M. Age 86, passed away surrounded by family on Tuesday, November 19, 2013. He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Shirley L. Owens; son, Steven C. Owens; son, Lee D. Owens; daughter, Kim E. Owens; daughter, Alice M. Wisniewski; daughter, Lori L. Nowicki and husband, James; 15 grandchildren; and 17 great- grandchildren. Clarence was preceded in death by his parents, Archie A. and Alice M. Owens; and brother, Lee R. Owens. Clarence served in the Armed Services during WWII as an Auto Repairman. Later, he and his father, Archie, owned a construction company in New York. He and his family moved to Albuquerque in 1969 so that he could work in construction year round. After he retired, he worked with the APS Campfire Kids Program. Clarence was very artistic in many areas: writing poems and stories, drawing, and oil painting. Services will be held on Monday, November 25, 2013, 11:00 a.m., at FRENCH - Westside, with visitation one hour prior from 10:00-11:00 a.m. Burial will follow at Sunset Memorial Park Cemetery, 924 Menaul Blvd NE. Please visit our online guest book for Clarence at www.FrenchFunerals.com FRENCH - Westside 9300 Golf Course Rd NW 505-897-0300
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PACHECO, LUCY MARY Happy Birthday Honey, It's been 2 1/2 years that you have been gone with our Lord Jesus. I know you are in a better place. Honey, I will be with you one of these days. There is still work to be done here. I will be so happy to be with you again. I love you and miss you alot. I visit your grave as much as I can, four to five days a week. Until we meet again, Your husband Quintin, daughter Shirley and all your family.
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POOL, ROBBIE LOUISE "BOBBIE" Robbie L. "Bobbie", Sarrels Pool died on Saturday, October 26, 2013, with peace and grace. Bobbie was born July 29, 1922, in Abilene, Texas, the fifth of seven children born to Reuben Vance and Callie Mae Carter Sarrels. She was the last survivor of her generation of siblings and in-laws. The Sarrels family lived in Anson, Texas until 1936 and then moved to Abilene. Bobbie and Robert Lloyd Pool met at a dance in her family home in 1938 and married in 1941. Bobbie and Lloyd created a family, a home and a business together. They lived in Abilene, Hereford, and Arlington, Texas before moving to Albuquerque in 1987. They spent many summers in their motor home in the mountains of Colorado. Following Lloyd's death in 2000, Bobbie took many road trips with her daughter to enjoy the great-grandchildren and the beauty of America. Bobbie was a creative, artistic woman who expressed herself through piano, singing, drawing, painting furniture, gardening, sewing and knitting. The homes in which she and Lloyd lived were filled with handiwork from both of them. When she was 65 years old, Bobbie bought a computer, learned how to use it and computerized the family business. She was known by many names, Bobbie, Mother, Mimi and Big Mimi, and those who loved her knew that her names embodied love, sweetness, intelligence, strength and determination. She brought grace and geniality to any gathering and was a rock for her family. Bobbie is survived by daughter Kathryn Yarbrough and her husband Mark of Sandia Park, New Mexico; grandson Jake Yarbrough, his wife Lynita, and their daughters Sofia and Gabriela of Fort Worth, Texas; granddaughter Emily Smith, her husband Tom, and their children Matthew and Kathryn of Ada, Michigan. She is also survived by a legacy of inspiration to all who knew her. Bobbie was always active in the Presbyterian Churches in their hometowns. She was a member of First Presbyterian Church, 215 Locust St. NE, Albuquerque, where a service in celebration of love, thanksgiving and a life well lived will be held Wednesday, November 27, 2013, at 11:00 a.m. In a private service, Bobbie will be interred with Lloyd at the Santa Fe National Cemetery. The family extends their gratitude to the staff of The Woodmark Assisted Living Residence, Presbyterian Hospice and Home Instead for their loving care of Bobbie. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to First Presbyterian Church Endowment Foundation, 215 Locust NE, Albuquerque, NM 87102. Please visit our online guest book for Bobbie at www.FrenchFunerals.com FRENCH - Lomas 10500 Lomas Blvd NE 505-275-3500
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RAEBURN, ALEXANDER N. MAJOR (RET) February 25, 1922- September 21, 2013 Alexander Raeburn passed away September 21, 2013. Alex was born in Musselburgh, Scotland on February 25, 1922 to John C. Raeburn and Alice (Livingston) Raeburn and moved to the U.S. with his family in 1927. He is survived by his three daughters and their families and two step-children and their families. Alex was a U.S. Air Force officer and a pilot. He and his family retired to Albuquerque in 1972 after a 30-year career. Cremation has taken place. A Memorial Service celebrating Alex's life will be held Sunday, December 1, 2013, 2:00 p.m. at FRENCH - Lomas. One of Alex's passions was providing coats for children each year through one of his favorite charities. In lieu of flowers, please consider bringing a new winter coat to the memorial service to be given to disadvantaged children through the "From the Heart" Foundation, 300 San Mateo Blvd NE Suite B-2, Albuquerque, NM 87108. Suggested sizes for boys and girls are 4-12. Please visit our online guest book for Alex at www.FrenchFunerals.com FRENCH - Lomas 10500 Lomas Blvd NE 505-275-3500
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ROMERO, CAROLINE A. IN LOVING MEMORY January 13, 1918- November 24, 2003 FOREVER IN OUR HEARTS
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SANCHEZ, ESTHER LARA On your first birthday in Heaven, we forever hold you in our Hearts! Loving Mom, Grandma, Wife and Friend. We miss your warmth and unconditional Love !! "Though we walk in the valley of darkness we fear no evil , the Lord is with us".
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SCHWARTZ, GAYLE MARIE passed away quietly and peacefully on November 21, 2013 in Albuquerque. There will be no services in Albuquerque. Gayle will be going home to Minnesota.
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SIMMERMACHER, DONALD G. Age 83, of Boise, Idaho and formerly of the Albuquerque area, died on November 18, 2013 at a care center in Idaho. Arrangements are at Summers Funeral Homes, Boise, Idaho, 208-343-6493.
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THOMPSON, JAMES C. James C. Thompson was born in Corbin, KY on May 5, 1927 to Monroe C. and Edith C. (Kitts) Thompson. He died November 16, 2013. He was preceded in death by his parents and sisters, Lillian Burnside and Marjorie Arnold. He is survived by wife, Sylvia Thompson; and three children, Kyle of Las Vegas, NV, Brian of Roseville, CA, and Stacy Daeschner (Steve) of Jeffersonville, IN; four granddaughters, Kelly and Kristin Thompson and Skylar and Shelby Daeschner; and nieces and nephews. He also leaves a sister-in-law, Norma Neumann-Andreassen of Fort Myers, FL. He attended St. Camillus Academy in Corbin, KY and graduated in 1944 as valedictorian. At 17, he worked briefly for Fercleve Corp. in Oak Ridge, TN. At 18, he entered the Marine Corps in August of 1945, and was stationed at Pensacola Naval Air Base. He was selected to attend a Marine Corps Japanese language school, but the next week the Japanese surrendered. Following his discharge from the Marines in 1946, he received a basketball scholarship at Eastern Kentucky, but was ineligible to play basketball, so instead he played baseball for one year. He enrolled in the fall of 1948 at Denver University for two quarters but started playing professional baseball the next spring. He signed with Lakeland, FL, a Detroit Tigers farm team. He continued his attendance at Denver University during the fall and winter quarters and was a member of the Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity. During the fall and winter quarters, he played AAU basketball for Continental Airlines. He continued to play professional baseball in the summers. He graduated in March of 1953, with a degree in radio and television management. While attending Denver University, he met his wife, Sylvia O. Neumann. They were married in Minneapolis, MN in June of 1953. Following graduation, he and Sylvia moved to Casper, WY where he began a broadcasting career which spanned over 45 years. He retired in 1997. His professional career began in March of 1953 when he started working for KSPR radio in Casper, WY. He worked for McClatchy Broadcasting from 1960 to 1982 in Bakersfield, Modesto, Sacramento, and Fresno, CA. From fall of 1982 to 1984, he worked in Topeka, KS and built KLDH-TV. From 1984 to 1987, Mr. Thompson worked in Lexington, KY and built WDKY-TV. From 1987 until 1997, he worked at KGUN in Tucson, AZ and KGGM to KRQE in Albuquerque, NM for Lee Enterprises. His wife and family want to give special thanks to all his friends who came by day after day to help ease his transition from this earthly world to his heavenly home. He will be interred in Kentucky, his home state. He always said he had the best childhood that anyone could have. Donations may be made to Faith Lutheran Church, 10000 Spain Rd. NE, Albuquerque, NM 87111; Ambercare Hospice, 2129 Osuna Rd. NE, Albuquerque, NM 87113, or your choice. Please visit our online guestbook for James at www.FrenchFunerals.com FRENCH - Wyoming 7121 Wyoming Blvd. NE (505) 823-9400
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TORRES, ARTHUR F. Retired Army Major Arthur F. Torres, 67, of Rio Rancho, NM, passed away on November 19, 2013, after a bout with cancer. He was preceded in death by his mother, Marie Torres and father John Torres. Arthur is survived by his wife and soul mate, Katherine Van Goidtsnoven de Torres, as well as his three sons, Ty Torres, Beau Torres and Andrew Krosche. He leaves behind three grandchildren, Coltrane, Layla and Hendrix Torres. Arthur was a graduate of The United States Military Academy at West Point and served multiple tours in Vietnam as an Airborne Ranger. He served as the Editor of the Military Review in Ft. Leavenworth, KS, and was the Public Affairs Officer for the United States Southern Command, Ft. Clayton, Panama. In 20 plus years of service, Arthur received numerous awards and decorations including the Bronze Star, Combat Infantryman Badge, Army Commendation Medal with V Device, Gallantry Cross with Palm Citation and the Meritorious Service Medal. Arthur was blessed with a loving family and a broad extended family, many of whom looked to him as a father figure. He spent years coaching sports, driving kids to the beach, giving learned advice, tending wounds of the body & soul & perhaps most importantly, listening when there were no words to be spoken. While he served his country gallantly and created a legend amongst his friends and family, Arthur is probably best known as a quick-witted, no-nonsense secondary school teacher. In an international teaching career that led him through Kuwait, Pakistan, Thailand, Venezuela, Taiwan and Tunisia, Arthur instilled a sense of achievement and responsibility in his students through a combination of tough-love, common sense and an acute understanding of our collective humanity. His rapier wit and indelible friendship will be missed by all. A Rosary will be recited Monday, November 25, 2013 at 7:00 PM at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 309 Stover Ave SW, Albuquerque, NM. A Mass will be held Tuesday, November 26, 2013 at 10:00 AM at Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Interment to follow at 1:30 PM at Santa Fe National Cemetery, 501 N Guadalupe St, Santa Fe, NM. 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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TRUJILLO, VALENTIN D. On behalf of the Trujillo family we would like to thank the Duran family for reciting the rosary and for the peaceful music played during the rosary. A special thank you to Father Andy and the choir of St Mary Magdalena Catholic Church for a heartfelt and comforting mass. To all our Friends and Family for your prayers, presence and help during this difficult time. Finally we would like to thank Chris Trujillo of Riverside Funeral Home for his services during the arrangement process.
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UNDERWOOD, W. R. "DUB" age 101, of Albuquerque, died Friday, November 22, 2013. He is survived by wife of nearly 79 years, Sibyl Underwood; sister, Elizabeth McAnelly; six nephews and two nieces. Dub was a retired consulting engineer and general contractor; retired Capt, US Naval Reserve, having served during WWII. He was a former board member of the NM Boy's Ranch from 1950 to 1971; president of NM Chapter of the Associated General Contractors in 1958; Chairman of the Albuquerque Chapter of the NM Professional Engineers in 1947; member of the City of Albuquerque Building Dept. boards 1950-1962; Planning Commission 1952-1963; member of Local Masonic Bodies; Deacon in Highland Baptist Church since 1975; member of Albuquerque Country Club and avid golfer up until last year at 100 years of age; Active in Albuquerque construction since 1937. Dub was a pilot and flew to his various building project during those years of contracting. He was a very caring man with high integrity, and a friend of all who came in contact with him. Services will be held on Tuesday, November 26, at 2:00 pm, at Chester T. French Mausoleum Chapel at Sunset Memorial Park, 924 Menaul Blvd. NE, with Pastor John Embry officiating. Entombment will take follow. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Baptist Children's Home, 2200 S Avenue I, Portales, NM 88130 or the NM Boys Ranch, 6209 Hendrix Rd NE, Albuquerque, NM 87109. Please visit our online guest book for Wyatt at www.FrenchFunerals.com. FRENCH - University 1111 University Blvd NE 505-843- 6333
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VALLEJOS, ELLOY V. JR. Age 74, died on November 17, 2013. He was born on Oct. 15, 1939 in Seboyeta, NM, to Vincent and Nativity Vallejos. He had 11 siblings: Candy, Pablo, Jerry, Flora, Andy, Alice Damacio, Lucy, Bobby, Phillip and Andrew. He is Survived by his wife Maria (Virginia) Vallejos; sons Ricky and David; daughter Stella; granddaughter Marina; and grandson Aiden. His hard work ethic was a trait of his family and the times. He worked in Aviation and retired after over 40 years. His most loved past times was Fishing and Wrestling. He will always be remembered through our stories and our Love!
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VAN HORN, TRAVIS J. Age 33, a resident of Albuquerque since 1984, was lost on Wednesday, November 20, 2013. Travis graduated from Sandia HS and attended NMMI and CNM. He was a combat veteran of the Iraq war and served with distinction in both the NMNG and US Army. Travis was a Master Mason and a member of Temple Lodge #6 in Albuquerque, NM and was raised in 2008. He also was a 32nd degree mason of the Scottish Rite Orient of NM. He is survived by his father, Joe Van Horn Jr. of Phoenix, AZ; mother, Nancy Van Horn of Edmond, OK; grandparents, Joe and Helen Van Horn of Albuquerque. Services will be held on Friday, November 29, 2013, 10:30 a.m., at FRENCH - University. Interment will take place at Santa Fe National Cemetery at 1:30 p.m. Friends may visit FRENCH - University to pay respects on Wednesday, November 27, 2013, from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Should friends desire, memorial contributions may be made to the Travis Van Horn Memorial Fund at Wells Fargo Bank. Please visit our online guest book for Travis at www.FrenchFunerals.com. FRENCH - University 1111 University Blvd NE 505-843-6333
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WEBER, HELEN Helen Weber, 92, beloved aunt, passed away on November 13, 2013, surrounded by her family. Helen was born in the Bronx, May 4, 1921, the third of five children of Bertha and Morris Mandelbaum. She lived in the Murray Hill area of Manhattan and was an extraordinarily successful fundraiser for the neighborhood association there. Helen enjoyed 85 good years in New York before moving to New Mexico in 2006 to be close to her nephew and his family. She made many friends among the residents and especially the staff at Fairwinds in Rio Rancho and at Atria Vista Del Rio Retirement Communities. Helen's family would like to express special thanks to the caring team of Heritage Hospice, to Rabbi Min Kantrowitz and to Helen's wonderful caregivers. Helen brought love, humor and pizzazz to all who knew her. She will be greatly missed. May her memory be a blessing.
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YABLONSKY, ALAN L. Age 67, a resident of Sandia Park, died on Monday, November 16, 2013. He is survived by son, Brad Yablonsky of Albuquerque, NM; daughter, Lauren (Charles Lopez) Lopez of Fords, NJ; granddaughter, Elizabeth Lopez; his grandson, Jonah Lopez; brother, Mark Yablonsky. Services to be announced. Please visit our online guest book for Alan at www.FrenchFunerals.com FRENCH - Lomas 10500 Lomas Blvd NE 505-275-3500
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