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ALARCON, GERALD born April 13th, 1960, age 54, passed away on March 4th, 2015. Gerald was a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle and friend; he will be truly missed by all those who knew him. Gerald is survived by his wife of 38-years, Diane Leathers-Alarcon; their daughter Janelle Garcia, and husband Charles; daughter Geralynn; daughter Cheri; grandson Charlie; granddaughter Angelique; his siblings Mary Helen, Daniel and Ignacio Alarcon; mother-in-law Juanita G. Leathers; and an abundance of nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his father Ismael A. Alarcon, mother Tillie C. Alarcon, brother Manual Lee Hernandez, sister Edwina Borgel, brother Ismael "Myito" Alarcon and father-in-law David C. Leathers. Gerald's "Life Celebration" will begin at 6:30pm with a Viewing and Rosary on Monday, March 9th at Gabaldon Mortuary, 1000 Old Coors Drive SW. Gerald's Final Visitation and Mass will begin at 10:30am on Tuesday, March 10th at San Martin de Porras Catholic Church, 8321 Camino San Martin SW. Pallbearers will be Vidal Tapia, David Prawdzik, Ismael "Lee" Alarcon, Dominic Molina, Alonso Rivera and Alex Garcia. Honorary Pallbearers are Rito Alarcon, Jason Montoya, David Martinez and Cesar Alarcon. To sign Gerald's guestbook please visit www.gabaldonmortuaryinc.com or for more information please call Gabaldon Mortuary at (505)243-7861.
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BECK, ADELAIDA J. (TAFOYA) Happy 84th Birthday Mom! Today is full of memories, happiness and tears, Birthday celebrations we've shared throughout the years. We'll always miss you and the endless joy you brought to us as it warms our hearts of every thought of you. We know you are with us in everything we do, so today we will celebrate your birthday and spend it missing you and our brother Conrad. Sending lots of love and kisses on your special day from your loving family.
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ELDRIDGE, FLORENCE G. Florence G. Eldridge, 94, mother, grandmother, cook, baker, gardener, seamstress, and quilter, passed away on March 1, 2015. Florence was best known for being a cook and baker. She was the cafeteria manager at Alameda Elementary School for more than 30 years. Hundreds of Alameda children went through her cafeteria and she knew most of them by name. She always managed to see that each and every one of them was fed, regardless of the circumstances. Many were volunteers in her kitchen, who helped serve meals, and the others, she greeted as they ate. In her last years, Florence resided in Algodones, NM, with her faithful dog, Jinny. She is survived by her four children, Jackie Adelmann and Rick Eldridge, of Bernalillo, NM, Sharon Lyons, of Mesquite, NV, and Douglas Eldridge, of Algodones, NM; their respective spouses, and a half-brother, Armando Serapio Sosa, of Sunland Park, NM. Florence also had 11 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren and eight great-great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Garth; her sisters, Lucy, Frances, Annie and Ruby, and her brother, Freddie. A Graveside Service will be held Monday, March 9, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. at Sunset Memorial Park, 924 Menaul Blvd. NE, in Albuquerque. Deacon Manuel Montoya will speak to commemorate Florence's Catholic and Spanish heritage. In lieu of flowers, please contribute to one of our fine Albuquerque charities that support children's interests. Special thanks must go to the staff of Life Spire in Rio Rancho and to Ambercare Hospice. Florence knew each and every one of them as "Honey." Please visit our online guestbook for Florence at www.FrenchFunerals.com. FRENCH - University 1111 University Blvd. NE 505-843-6333
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EWING, JOAN C. age 82, passed away Friday, February 27, 2015, peacefully at Anna Kaseman hospice unit. Joan worked in the field of Ophthalmology for 25 years. She was an avid lover of all animals, especially cats and supported many animal welfare organizations. At her request no service will be held. Donations in her name may be made to local animal shelters.
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GRASSHAM, CHARLES M. Age 87, passed away on Sunday, March 1, 2015 peacefully at his home. He was born and raised in Estancia, NM. He was preceded in death by his parents and his wife of 60 years, Jeanne. He is survived by his sons, Phillip, Robert and wife, Barbara, John and wife, Carol; nine grandchildren; ten great- grandchildren. He was the best father ever. Mr. Grassham served his country with the Army during WWII. He worked at Sandia National Labs for almost 40 years. He enjoyed photography, fishing, wood-working and especially enjoyed his grandchildren. After retirement Charles and Jeanne enjoyed traveling, playing bridge and gardening. We would like to thank Presbyterian Home Health Care and Hospice for their wonderful care of our father. Friends may visit Sunday, March 8, 2015, 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at FRENCH - Lomas. Funeral Service will be Monday, March 9, 2015, 10:00 a.m. at FRENCH - Lomas. Interment will be at Estancia Cemetery. Memorial donations are suggested to the Alzheimer's Association, 9500 Montgomery Blvd. NE Ste 121 Alb., NM 87111 or www.alz.org/NewMexico. Please visit our online guest book for Charles at www.frenchfunerals.com FRENCH - Lomas 10500 Lomas Blvd. NE (505) 275-3500
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JENSEN, ELOF BERNHARDT JR. Dad, a million times I cried, a million times I need you. Remembering you is easy, missing you is a heartache that never goes away. They say it gets easer as time goes on, sorry I'm not there yet. As a Daddy you protected me, keep me safe, showed me how to have fun, and love, how to give love and that family time is important. As a Dad you were always there, you gave me and taught me morals, values and a good work ethic. Never did you turn your back on me or let me down. When I fell you would picked me up, and hold me tight and say daddy's here and put me back on track. As a Papa you gave my kids unconditional love and memories. You are a daughter's Night in Shining Armor. As a Teacher you taught me respect, treat a person the way you want to be treated, live life, be happy, and the difference between right and wrong reality and fiction. Dad I THANK GOD! Every day for picking you to be my Dad because of you I am the person I am today. I hope I am making you proud of me, even from heaven. Love, Angela Denise
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MAIN, CHARLES RICHARD Charles Richard Main, known to his friends and family as Richard, passed away Monday, March 2, 2015. A native Texan, Richard and his wife moved to Rio Rancho, New Mexico in December, 2007. Richard is survived by his wife of 50 years, Beth Shilcutt Main; his daughter, Juliet Arlene Main of Albuquerque and his son, Philip Todd Main and wife, Diane Main, of Niwot, Colorado; his grandson, Charles A. Main, of Albuquerque; his brother, Clark G. Main, and wife, Rita Main, of Wallis, Texas; his niece, Catherine Thurman, and husband Eric Thurman, of Spring, Texas; his nephews, Will Main, and wife, Melanie Main, of Missouri City, Texas; Roy Main and wife, Maria Main, of Cypress, Texas; Lee Main and wife, Lori Main, of Katy, Texas; Clark Main Jr. and wife, Karen Main, of Wallis Texas, and Tracy Main, of Encino, California. Richard was preceded in death by his mother, Mildred Arlene Main and his father, John Main; and his brother Robert Willis Main, survived by his widow, Marlene Main, of Spring, Texas. A memorial service will be held for Richard on Sunday, March 8, at 1:00 pm at FRENCH - Rio Rancho. Please visit our online guestbook for Richard at www.FrenchFunerals.com FRENCH Rio Rancho 1950 Pine Rd NE Rio Rancho, NM 87144 (505)338-2000
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PERALTA, EUFELIA G. 1927-2015 Eufelia G. Peralta, age 87, a resident of Belen, NM passed away on Wednesday, March 4, 2015 at St. John's Rehabilitation and Nursing Center in Albuquerque. She was preceded in death by her parents, Tomas and Emilia Griego Peralta; sister, Ramona Peralta; and many aunts and uncles. Eufelia is survived by many loving cousins and friends. All services will be held at Our Lady of Belen Catholic Church on Monday, March 9th beginning with a Visitation at 11:00 a.m. with a Rosary to be recited at 11:30 a.m. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 12:00 p.m. with Father Stephen Schultz officiating. Interment will follow at Our Lady of Belen Memorial Gardens. Urn bearer will be Johnnie "Juan" Griego. Please sign Eufelia's online tribute at www.romerofuneralhomenm.com Romero Funeral Home, 609 N. Main Street, Belen, NM
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PRICE, EVELYN H. of Albuquerque, NM passed away Saturday, February 28, 2015 at age 85. She was born November 24, 1929, to Tom and Evelyn Hood in Los Angeles, California, but spent most of her life in communities in New Mexico. She attended the University of Colorado in Boulder Colorado, attaining a degree in elementary education. In later years, after her children were older, she received her Master's Degree at New Mexico State University and was only a few units short of earning her PhD. Her later professional work involved teaching and placement of gifted children, and she never lost her interest in education or the young. Married to P.J. Short for 21 years, she had six children with him, all of whom survive her. Her second marriage was to George B. Price, whom she married on August 5, 1976 in Long Beach, California. She and George were married for 32 years, and after his retirement the two of them traveled extensively in their RV. Part of an extensive RV community, they traveled to all 50 states and most Canadian provinces and always had a great sense of wonder at all the beauty they found as they traveled. She was an accomplished birder and enjoyed many types of card games, including bridge. Her thirst for knowledge continued all her life and she kept herself current on many things, from current events to health and nutrition. She loved plants, particularly cacti, and was a rock collector. She is survived by all six of her children: Molly Jenkins and her husband of Long Beach, CA; Bob Short and his wife Joni of Vista, CA; Ginny Short of Thousand Palms, CA; Joe Short and his wife Cathy of Las Cruces, NM; Paul Short and his wife Diane, of Albuquerque, NM; and Alan Short and his wife Michelle of Huntington, IN. She was the proud grandmother of ten and the ecstatic great-grandmother of one. According to her wishes she will be cremated and her ashes will be enniched with those of her husband George Price, at the Santa Fe National Cemetery. A memorial service will be held for her at the Albuquerque Meadows Clubhouse, 7112 Pan American Frontage Road NE, on Sunday, March 8 at 1:30 PM. The family requests that in lieu of flowers a donation be made in Evelyn's name to the Audobon Society or the Sierra Club.
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RICE, JOHN It has been six years since we have seen your smiling face. It is not as painful, but we miss you more than ever. Grandma is with you now, and I know she is so happy to see you again. We love you so much. Mom and Dad
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RUST, KATHERINE HEFFERNAN Katherine, born January 13, 1928, died on March 1, 2015 following a full life. A devoted mother, friend of nature, animals and the arts with a passion for travel. She'd imagine her best day starts with a walk on the beach, searching for seashells, later swimming in the ocean then surrounding her day with music, reading a good book, sharing scrumptious food and conversation with family and friends. Her motto 'to give back' was learned from her now deceased parents, Amy Burgess and Ralph J Heffernan, while growing up in Bloomington, Illinois - same town as her ex-late husband - John (Jack) Laurence Rust. They married June, 1949 later divorcing 1968, but in-between five children were born (2nd child, Catherine Hollis Rust, died following childbirth). Surviving four are Julia Bowdich (Ray, deceased), Jane Janke (Bill), Amy Donohue (Jim), and John Rust (Jamie); blessed with grandchildren Glenn Janke, Jodie J Maguire (Michael), Erin D Stephens (Adam), Tom Donohue, John Donohue, Kelsey Rust and Taryon Zeleny; plus great- grandchildren: Mikey Maguire, Paxton Stephens, Avery Stephens, Steel Rust and Skylar Rust. She was preceded in death by her grandson, Justin D. Rust, and her sisters Ruthmary Crawford (John), Ann Spierling (Robert), plus her brother John Heffernan (Patti.) Katherine (Katie) adored life, following her passions across the globe; joining the efforts of Jane Goodall, the Orangutans Research and Conservation Project, The Leakey Foundation and the School of American Research, Sir Edmund Hillary's with the Sherpas, Dalai Lama, and the Tibetan people. In 1971 she spoke on the Congressional Floor alongside the Taos Indian Pueblo Governor and Council in their successful efforts when asking the US Government for protection in perpetuity of sacred lands at Blue Lake. A benefactor to Native American Indian students, she'd sponsor their work, encouraging them to pursue their passions as a career. In August 1968, she was a 'Judge' at both the 47th Annual Indian Market and the Inter-Tribal Indian Ceremonial in Gallup, NM She had a gift for fundraising, in the early '60's she helped the United Way, and later the Santa Fe Opera following a destructive fire. She was deeply touched when Project Share attached her nameplate permanently on a closet in appreciation for her help, showing up weekly year after year. She served on the Board of Directors at The Santa Fe Opera, and in 1996 as an Honorary Director on the Board at the Institute of American Indian Arts (IAIA), served on the Board of Trustees at both The Wheelwright Museum as well as The Millicent Rogers Museum in 1986+1987 and the Albuquerque Historical Society. At her request, no service will be held. As a memorial to Katherine, please extend an act of kindness to someone in need and spread the same kind of love and joy that she provided to so many. We'll miss you and thank you for your lessons, laughter and love.
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TURPIN, MARILYN SKIDMORE Age 86, was born on August 16, 1928 and passed away March 5, 2015. Marilyn was preceded in death by her husband Carroll. She is survived by three sons, Cody & wife Maritza, Lynn and partner Rosalie, & Tracy; sisters Sonja Smith and husband Larry, Rosemary Bohannon and husband Herb; her brother Thomas Skidmore; and eight grandchildren. She loved spending time with family and enjoyed their many card games and recounting of humorous past stories. She was the first of eight siblings and had great memories of travels with her family. Her siblings often said "she had a memory like an elephant." Marilyn was loved by many and will be greatly missed.
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