Obituary for Yards

Published in the Albuquerque Journal on Sunday December 22, 2002

Josephine H. Yards, age 85, passed away peacefully at her home in Albuquerque, December 20, 2002. She was preceded in death by her husband of 63 years, Albin Yards. She is survived by daughters, Jan Marie Miller of CO and Marsha Brooks and husband, Dwayne of CA; son-in-law, Don Miller of AZ; grandchildren, Ken and wife, Kim of NV, Peggy of OH, Shannon and husband, Eric of CA, Jeff and wife, Tracey and great-grandchildren, Ryan and Steven all of CA. She was a member of Our Lady of Annunciation Catholic Church, Albuquerque Slavic Club and Albuquerque Bead Society. A resident of Albuquerque since 1950 (originally from Gary, Indiana) she embraced the culture and traditions of the Southwest. She will be greatly missed by family and many dear friends. Rosary will be recited Friday, December 27, 2002, 7:00 pm at French Mortuary, 10500 Lomas Blvd, NE. Memorial Service will be held Saturday, December 28, 2002, 10:00 am at French Mortuary, Lomas Blvd. Chapel. In lieu of flowers, family requests donations to charity of your choice. Arrangements by French Mortuary, 10500 Lomas Blvd. NE telephone 275-3500. AnayaCharles"Poison" AnayaDecember 21, 1972Happy 30th birthdayyou will be in our thoughts this holiday season.We love & miss you!!!Your family CASAIAS-Max A. Casias, 75, a resident of Albuquerque, died Thursday, December 19, 2002. He is survived by his wife, Patricia McKissick-Casias of Albuquerque; his first wife, Ingrid E. Casias of Albuquerque; son, Herbert H. Casias of El Paso, TX; daughters, Barbara White and husband, George, and Sharon Casias, all of Albuquerque; son, John Michael Casias of Albuquerque; daughter, Marcy Casias of Albuquerque; sons, Tom Anderson of Albuquerque, Bill Anderson of Glouchester, VA and Wesley Winklepleck of Santa Fe; grandchildren, Susana Marie Casias, Christina Michelle Highum, Jason Alan White, Samantha Ann White, Margarita Rose Casias, Natasha Lee Casias, Cynthia Richelle Clements, Thomas Anderson III, Jacqueline Snowberger, Paulina Shwartz-Anderson, Samuel Shwartz, William and Christopher Anderson, and Joey and Crystal Winklepleck; great-grandchildren, Lordes Elizabeth Hernandez and one, on the way; sister, Marcella B. Casias; and brothers, Art Casias and wife, Dorothy, Phil Casias and wife, Joann, Johnny Casias and wife, Polly, James Casias and wife, Corina, Daniel Casias and wife, Gwen, and David Casias. Rosary will be recited Sunday, December 22, 2002, at 3:00 p.m., at French Mortuary, Wyoming Blvd. Chapel, 7121 Wyoming Blvd. NE. Mass will be celebrated Monday, December 23, 2002, at 10:30 a.m., at Sangre de Cristo Catholic Church, 8901 Candelaria NE. Interment will follow at 2:00 p.m., at Santa Fe National Cemetery. Friends may visit French Mortuary, 7121 Wyoming Blvd. NE, Sunday, December 22, 2002, from 2:00 p.m. until time of rosary. Arrangements by French Mortuary, 7121 Wyoming Blvd. NE. CLAUSSEN-Betty Jane Claussen, 81, a resident of Albuquerque and former resident of Rio Rancho, died Wednesday, December 18, 2002. She is survived by her husband of 61 years, Buril M. Claussen; son, Larry Claussen and wife, Kathleen, all of Albuquerque; daughter, Pam McCarty and husband, Brad Ball of Omaha, NE; grandson, Nathan Claussen of Albuquerque; granddaughters, Mindi McCarty of Minneapolis, MN and Jessi McCarty of Omaha, NE; and numerous nieces and nephews. Cremation has taken place and Memorial Services will be held Monday, December 23, 2002, 10:00 a.m., at Heights Cumberland Presbyterian Church, 8600 Academy NE, with Pastor Larry Moss and Pastor Don Wilson officiating. Interment of cremains will take place at Santa Fe National Cemetery. Should friends desire, memorial contributions may be made to the Good Samaritan Fund, c/o Heights Cumberland Presbyterian Church, 8600 Academy NE, 87111. Digregorio-Chris P. DiGregorio" Christina" passed away Tuesday, December 17, 2002. He was born November 17, 1954 in Gallup, NM. He was a graduate of Gallup High School and the University of New Mexico. He is survived by his son, Justin DiGregorio of Albuquerque; parents, Chris and Jennie Lee DiGregorio of Gallup, NM; sister, Beverly Peterson and husband, Dale; brothers, Michael DiGregorio and wife, Ami and Carmen DiGregorio and wife, Stephanie all of Albuquerque; nieces, Kristina Peterson, Jessica Peterson, Danielle DiGregorio and Nieka DiGregorio; nephews, Carl Peterson and Kian DiGregorio. He was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Donato and Carmela DiGregorio and maternal grandparents, Jay Kirlin and Lela and Lee Keith. He was employed at Mama's Minerals. From an early age, he was always interested in rocks and minerals. A gathering of his family and friends will be held to share memories Sunday, December 22, 2002 from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at 581 Summer Winds, Rio Rancho NM, 505-877-7527. Cremation has already taken place. At a later date, the ashes will be scattered on the top of his favorite mountain. GABEL-Harry Gabel, passed away on December 19, 2002. Harry was born in Berlin, Germany on November 28, 1922. Harry was a resident of Rio Rancho, NM coming from Milwaukee, WI in 1974. Prior to retirement he was a toolmaker and devoted over 40 years to his craft. He was a youth soccer coach for over 30 years in both Rio Rancho, NM and Milwaukee, WI. Harry enjoyed painting, stamp collecting and reading. He touched many lives and will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved him. Harry is survived by his beloved wife of 53 years, Anneliese Gabel; son, Norbert Gabel and wife, Natalie; daughter-in-law, Marlane Gabel-Barton and husband, Roger; grandchildren, Danny Gabel and wife, Kelly, Stephanie Gabel, Brian Gabel; and a host of very special friends. A Memorial Service for Harry will be held on Thursday, December 26, 2002 at 10:30 a.m. in the Chapel of Sunrise Funeral Options in Rio Rancho, NM. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the Salvation Army, 1520 Deborah Rd. SE, Rio Rancho, NM 87124. Services under the care of Sunrise Funeral Options, 2400 Southern Blvd., Rio Rancho, NM (505) 891-9192. GOMEZ-Ofelia Gomez, 67, a lifelong resident of Albuquerque, passed away December 17, 2002. She is survived by her daughters, Brenda Gomez-Herrera and husband, Ramon of Peralta, and Bernadette Gomez-Parra and husband, John of Albuquerque; son, William Gomez and wife, Annette of Albuquerque; five grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and three brothers, Joe Ramirez and wife, Esther, Juan Ramirez and wife, Celina and Arthur Ramirez and wife, Mary, all of Albuquerque. Cremation has taken place and a Rosary will be recited Sunday, December 22, 2002, 7:00 p.m., at Hillcrest Funeral Home Chapel. A Memorial Mass will be held Monday, December 23, 2002, 10:30 a.m., at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, 619 Copper Ave NW. Interment will follow at Mt. Calvary Cemetery.HILLCREST FUNERAL HOME225 San Mateo NE265-5959 Hadley-Patrick Lee HadleyMay 4, 1968 - December 21, 1998It's been four years since you left us. The memories you provided has to sustain us. Time cannot steal the treasures we carry in our hearts. My prayers are often wordless but shaped like tears, tears cleanse the soul. It broke our hearts to see you go, but you did not go alone, for part of us went with you. Until we meet again my beloved son, rest in Heavenly peace, Mom. Harbert-Helen P. Harbert, 98, was called home to be with the Lord on Friday, December 13. She was born in Oklahoma, then moved to Rio Grande City, Texas for most of her adult life. She was very active in her church, and women's club. In 1980, she moved to New Mexico to be with her adult son, Gerald and his family. She enjoyed the activities of the Women's Club of Albuquerque. She was preceded in death by her husband, Gerald Sr.; and sons, Gerald Jr.and Stephen. Survivors include her sister, Mrs. J.L. Head; daughter-in-law, Lorayne Harbert; grandchildren and their spouses, Carol and Rusty Babington, Doug and Kathy Harbert, Helen and Rick Horn, Jerry and Cheryl Harbert; and seven great-grandchildren. Cremation has taken place at Sunrise Society of NM and a Memorial Service will be on December 21, 2002, 2:00 p.m. at St. Mark's on the Mesa Episcopal Church with Reverend David Luckenbach presiding. Her ashes will be interned with her husband in Texas. Friends may make memorial contributions to Lovelace Hospice in lieu of flowers. KLEINHENZ-Francis A. Kleinhenz, age 77, an Albuquerque resident since 1968 died at his home on Wednesday, December 18, 2002. Survivors include his beloved wife of 56 years, Norma L. nee Six; children, Barbara A. and husband, Paul Dillon, Mark A. and wife, Charlene Kleinhenz, Clareen F. and husband, Rudy Gomez, Carol M. Murray, Timothy M. Kleinhenz, Gregory J. Kleinhenz, Stephen G. and wife, Tomasina Kleinhenz; he was a proud grandfather of 20 and great-grandfather of five. Francis was a U.S. Army Air Force Veteran serving in WWII and will be remembered for his professional career as President of the University of Albuquerque and as Chief Administrative Officer for the City of Albuquerque. His education includes a Bachelor of Arts Degree (Magna Cum Laude), John Carroll University, Ohio; Masters in History and Education John Carroll University, Ohio; Doctoral Studies in Political Science and Education, Case Western University. Awards and Honors include: Honorary Degree Doctor of Humanities, College of Santa Fe; New Mexico Distinguished Public Service award; New Mexico Regional Medical Program; John J. Mc Cloy Fellowship; Honorary Degree Doctor of Laws, University of Albuquerque; American Society for Public Administrations Distinguished Public Administrators award; Honorary member the Rio Grande Lions Club and Senior Foundation Hall of Fame inductee. A Rosary will be recited at the chapel of Fitzgerald & Son Funeral Directors 3113 Carlisle Blvd NE at 6:00 pm, Sunday, December 22. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 9:00 am, Monday, December 23, 2002 at Immaculate Conception Church 619 Copper NW with Celebrant. Interment will follow in Santa Fe National Cemetery with Mark Kleinhenz, Tim Kleinhenz, Greg Kleinhenz, Steve Kleinhenz, Brian Murray and Matthew Kleinhenz serving as Pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be Anthony Kleinhenz, Pat Dillon, Tim Dillon and Kevin Brewster. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Mary's Rest Home, 205 7th NW, Abq., NM, 87102. Arrangements under the direction of Fitzgerald&Son Funeral Directors. LACKEY-Billy D. Lackey, 66, a longtime resident of Albuquerque, passed away Thursday, December 19, 2002, after an inspiring, long fought battle with leukemia. He is survived by his wife, Beverly; his children, Ann Chao and husband, Leslie, Scott Lackey, and Kay O˙Neill and husband Joseph; his grandchildren, Alexander and Garrett Chao, and Joseph O˙Neill; his sisters, Bobbie Jean Wilson of Lubbock, TX and Kay Orrell and husband, Jim of Arroyo Grande, CA; his brothers, Wesley Lackey and wife, Janie of Anson, TX and Douglas Lackey and wife, Debbie of Austin, TX; and many nieces, nephews and wonderful friends. Billy was born in Borger, Texas on April 20, 1936, to Major and Ruth Lackey. He graduated from Spearman Texas High School and North Texas State University, and then served in the Navy. Bill moved to Albuquerque and worked as an accountant. He started his career with a firm then known as Peat, Marwick and Mitchell, and later became the controller at Public Service Company of New Mexico. Bill chose to volunteer as the Treasurer for numerous non-profit organizations, including Central United Methodist Church and its Foundation, Habitat for Humanity, El Buen Samaritano Day Care Center, and the Girl Scouts of America. He was an active member of Central United Methodist Church (including the Partnership Class) and the Sandia Kiwanis Club. Bill was an avid sports fan who enjoyed Lobo football and basketball, the Boston Red Sox and the Dallas Cowboys. He will be remembered as a tremendously loyal husband, father, friend and fan, who generously shared with others his talents and time, and as a man who led his life with the utmost integrity. A Memorial Service will be held Monday, December 23rd, 11:00 a.m., at Central United Methodist Church, 1615 Copper. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that contributions be made to the Greater Albuquerque Habitat for Humanity (GAHH), Attn: Gavin Gourley, 4520 Montgomery NE, Albuquerque, NM 87109, or to the Central United Methodist Church Foundation, 1615 Copper NE, Albuquerque, NM 87106. Arrangements by French Mortuary, 1111 University Blvd. NE. LEYBA-Frank L. Leyba, Jr., age 82, passed away Thursday, December 19, 2002. Frank was a resident of Alameda, and was a Veteran of the United States Army. He is survived by his wife Maria Leyba of the family home; two sons, Frank Leyba and wife Linda and Edward Leyba and Michelle both of Albuquerque; four grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. Frank will be greatly missed by his family. Visitations will be Sunday from 4:00 p.m. till the time of the Rosary in the Chapel of Alameda Mortuary; where a Rosary will be recited at 5:00 p.m. Final viewing will be Monday from 8:00 a.m. to 8:45 a.m. in the Chapel of Alameda Mortuary. Funeral Services will be conducted Monday at 9:00 a.m. at Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary Catholic Church. Interment will follow at Santa Fe National Cemetery at 11:00 a.m. Casket bearers will be Edward Leyba, Frank Leyba, Michele Sanchez, Linda Leyba, Jason Leyba, and Eddie Leyba. Funeral services are entrusted to:Alameda Mortuary9420 4th Street NW898-3160 LONG-Cliff Long, 78, a resident of Albuquerque since 1946, died Friday, December 14, 2002. He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Libby Long of Albuquerque; son, Steven Long of Albuquerque; daughters, Laurie Long Nelson and husband, Dale of Tubac, AZ, Mary Jo Long of Albuquerque; grandchildren, Jeffrey Nelson, Cia Nelson, Janeal Nelson all of Tubac, AZ, and Bailey Long of Albuquerque; sister, Helen Schossow of Albuquerque; brothers, Leslie Long of Yorba Linda, CA and Ray Stabe of Le Mars, Iowa. Mr. Long served as a pilot in the U.S. Army Air Corps during World War II. He was a graduate of the University of New Mexico and he was a professional engineer who worked at Sandia and Los Alamos National Labs before retiring from Rockwell International. Mr. Long was an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Services will be held Saturday, 10:00 a.m., at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, Sunport Ward ˙ Sage Street Chapel, 8130 Sage Rd SW with President Darrell Rasband Presiding and Bishop Marlin McNeil Conducting. Interment will follow at Fairview Cemetery. Friends may visit the Sunport Ward - Sage Street Chapel one hour prior to service for viewing. Arrangements by French Mortuary, 1111 University Blvd. NE. MADDEN-Thomas Jerome Madden, 66, a resident of Albuquerque, passed away on December 19, 2002. He is survived by his wife, Joyce Madden of Albuquerque; sons, Thomas Madden and wife, Paige of St. Louis, MO, Gregory Madden and wife, Carrie of Eu Claire, WI, and Robert Madden and wife, D'arcy of Houston, TX; daughter, Colleen Madden of Albuquerque; grandchildren, Angus Madden, Chloe Madden, Atticus Madden, Anora Madden, Helena Madden, and Melinda Madden; brothers, Donald Madden and wife, Peggy of Kansas City, MO, Dennis Madden and wife, Robin of Cincinnati, OH, and John Madden and wife, Martha Ann of San Diego, CA; sister, Catherine Madden of Sanford, FL, and a very close friend, Janet Wilson and son, Alex. Rosary will be recited Sunday, December 22, 2002 at 7:00 p.m. at French Mortuary- Westside Chapel, 9300 Golf Course Rd. NW (3 blocks N. of Paseo del Norte) with Steve Rangel, reciting. Mass of Christian Burial will take place on Monday, December 23, 2002 at 9:00 a.m. at St. Jude Thaddeus Catholic Church, 5712 Paradise Blvd, NW, with Father John Conway, Celebrant. Friends may French Mortuary - Westside Chapel, 9300 Golf Course Rd. NW on Sunday from 6:00 p.m. until time of service. Malmstrom-John A. Malmstrom, Jr.April 5, 1959 - January 24, 1997Geraldine Krause MalmstromSeptember 1950 - December 1, 2001Funeral Services and interment of ashes for John and Geraldine will take place on December 30, 2002. Services will be at St. Mary's Episcopal Church, 1500 Chelwood Blvd, 10:00 a.m. Memorials may be made to the Garden Fund at St. Mary's. MINETOS-Minetos, Priscilla A., age 77. ˙The Best Mommy Ever, she will be dearly missed.˙ She was received by the Lord Wednesday evening, December 18, 2002, as she peacefully passed away at home, surrounded by her family and all of her grandchildren. Mrs. Minetos dedicated her life to the happiness of her children and grandchildren. She was born in Kansas City, KS and raised in Denver, CO. She resided in Albuquerque most of her life. Mrs. Minetos is survived by her son, Nick Minetos and wife, Elizabeth; three granddaughters, Sophia, Christina, and Aleksia, all of Albuquerque; grandson, Jim Falbe of Waco, TX; and sister, Anna Rose Main of Medford, OR. She was preceded in death by her husband, Jerry Minetos; and daughters, Elaine Minetos-Falbe and Dina Minetos. Over the years, Mrs. Minetos and her husband owned and operated many restaurants throughout New Mexico, in various locations such as Santa Fe, Gallup, Carlsbad, and Albuquerque. She continued to work as a cook at Sandia Casino until about one month before her passing. She was an Olympic Caliber swimmer in her youth with numerous awards and trophies. Mrs. Minetos was a former"Miss Colorado" beauty pageant winner. She still enjoyed watching pageants on television, as well as"The Bold and the Beautiful" soap opera, and"Larry King Live." Although not ˙born Greek, she loved the Greek culture, cuisine, language, music, etc. She loved to shop, and buy toys and clothes, for her grandchildren, to excess. She will be terribly missed. Trisagion services will be held Sunday, December 22, 2002, at 7:00 p.m., at French Mortuary, Wyoming Blvd. Chapel, 7121 Wyoming Blvd. NE. Funeral Services will be held Monday, December 23, 2002, at 11:00 a.m., at Saint George Greek Orthodox Church, 308 High St. SE. Pallbearers will be John Hristopoulos, Jim Falbe, John Pavlides, Steve Vatoseow, Dino Argyres and Mike Sumner. Interment will follow at Fairview Memorial Park. The family would like to thank Lovelace Hospice for all their care, guidance, and support during this time. Arrangements by French Mortuary, 7121 Wyoming Blvd. NE. Murphy-R.L.MURPHYAugust 19, 1933 - December 21, 2000Merry Christmas, Fuzzhead.Love, T.T. And Family PARKER-Genevieve (Jennie) Parker, 58, passed away Saturday, December 14, after a very heroic 19-year battle with breast cancer. A 27 year resident of the Albuquerque/Cedar Crest area she is survived by her husband of 37 years, Dennis; son, Timothy of Albuquerque; niece, Heather Robsahm of Ventura, CA; brother, Steve Robsahm of Anacortes, WA. She was devoted to her family and friends. She was born in Santa Barbara, CA, to John and Irene Robsahm and graduated from Cal Poly at San Luis Obispo. Her love of the arts and crafts kept her involved in the community for many years with the Southwest Arts Festival and the NM Arts & Crafts Fair. She was always happy to give demonstrations to school children and displayed her work in galleries in NM, CA, OK, TX and MD. In recent years her passion for the game of golf resurfaced and she played with several ladies groups enjoying the rivalry and companionship until her illness prevented her participation. She and her love will be greatly missed by all of us. The footprints she has left behind are only those of joy and we know she is now pain free and safely with God. Cremation has taken place and a memorial service will be held Saturday, December 21st, 10:00 a.m., at The Church of the Risen Savior, 7701 Wyoming Blvd NE, south of Paseo Del Norte. Everyone is welcome as are flowers or a memorial contribution may be made to Central New Mexico Chapter (CNMC) of the Susan G. Koman Breast Cancer Foundation, PO Box 92110, Albuquerque, NM 87119. In the end there is only a man and his wife, even if one of them is dead, the other is left, remembering. French Mortuary, 1111 University Blvd. NE. RAUEN-Stephen Paul Rauen, 15, a lifelong resident of Albuquerque, passed away December 16, 2002. He is survived by his parents, Bill and Louanne Rauen; sister, Jennifer Rauen; grandfather, George Rauen of Albuquerque; grandparents, Ruth and Marvin Schappet of Maryland; and aunts, uncles and cousins. Stephen was a Life Scout with Troup 200 working on becoming an Eagle Scout. His passion was culinary arts and he wanted to be a chef. He was a sophomore at Del Norte High School where he was a member and officer with Family Careers and Community Leaders of America. As a freshman, he was a member of the freshman football and track teams, competing in discus and shot put. Stephen loved animals. Funeral Services will be held Saturday, December 21, 2002, 12:00 p.m., at Church of the Risen Savior, 7701 Wyoming Blvd. NE. Interment will follow at Mt. Calvary Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made, in Stephen's name, to the Boy Scouts of America, Great Southwest Council, 5841 Office Blvd. NE, Albuquerque, NM 87109. Hillcrest Funeral Home225 San Mateo NE265-5959 ROMERO-Uvaldo (Wally) Romero, 56, a lifetime resident of Albuquerque, passed away after a long illness on Wednesday, December 18, 2002 with all the people who loved him at his side. Wally was a very special and loving husband to Evelyn for 36 years. He was a respected and caring father, grandfather, brother and friend. His grandchildren affectionately referred to him as Gardy Gar. He was loved by the children for whom he and Evelyn cared for in the daycare center, which they operated in their home. Wally was a very committed member of Sandia Church of the Nazarene where he volunteered at the food bank on Tuesdays and Fridays as often as he could, even when he was not feeling well. He also helped feed the 5000 at Easter. Wally really loved helping people, and he will be greatly missed. He is survived by his wife, Evelyn of Albuquerque; daughter, Valerie Blea and husband, Michael; son, Wally Romero, Jr. and wife, Carla; grandsons, Joshua, Jaycob, Jeremiah and Ambrose, all of Albuquerque; brothers, Audie Romero and wife, Frances, Billy Romero and wife, Patsy, Andrew Romero and wife, Molly and David Romero and wife, Dolores, all of Albuquerque; sister, Rosie Richards and husband, Tony of Phoenix, AZ; many nieces and nephews who were special to him; a special cousin, Frances Martinez and husband, Pete of Albuquerque; and his Godchildren, Wynette Lovato and Little Ray Lucero. He also leaves many special friends and acquaintances that he loved and helped through his life. A special thanks to all the nurses at Sandia Hospice and also the staff at Quality Continuum Hospice for the loving care given to Wally. Thanks also to Daisy for all the help and care given to Wally. Cremation has taken place and a memorial service will be held at 3:00 p.m., Sunday, December 22, 2002, at Sandia Church of the Nazarene, 2801 Louisiana NE, with Pastor Mark Bane officiating. Arrangements by French Mortuary, 1111 University Blvd, NE. SCHULZ-Ralph E. Schulz, 81, a resident of Albuquerque since 1952, passed away Wednesday, December 18, 2002. He is survived by his wife, Grace Schulz of Albuquerque; nephew, Roger Bird and wife, Jan of Cheyenne, WY; and niece, Cheryl Peterson and husband, Loren of Galesburg, IL. Ralph was a veteran of WWII and the Korean Conflict, holding 14 decorations. He retired from government service in 1980. Ralph was a member of Zia Daylight #77 AF & AM, York Rite Bodies of Albuquerque and Santa Fe, Santa Fe Scottish Rite Bodies, The Appendant Masonic Bodies, Knights of the York Cross of Honor, Santa Fe Conclave Red Cross of Constantine, Square Post #232 American Legion Chicago, Illinois, Veterans of Foreign Wars and Disabled American Veterans. Services will be held Monday, 2:00 p.m., at French Mortuary, University Blvd. Chapel, 1111 University Blvd. NE, with Pastor Rick Donaho officiating. Interment will follow at Vista Verde Cemetery in Rio Rancho. Contributions may be made to Knight Templar Eyie Foundation, P.O. Box 579, Springfield, IL 62705 or to a charity of your choice. Friends may visit French Mortuary, 1111 University Blvd. NE, Sunday, 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. STERN-Susan Stern, 55, a resident of Corrales, and her husband, Dr. Peter Stern, died in their home, December 16, 2002. Susan and Peter lived in Corrales for over 30 years. They are survived by their twin daughters, Molly and Mandy Stern; and son-in-law, Jay Mandel. Dr. Stern was an accomplished orthopedic surgeon of more than 30 years standing and, more recently, had formed a consulting company to perform independent medical evaluations. Susan Stern, known professionally as Susan Glodt Stern shared her profound love and deep knowledge of writing with students who attended one of her writing seminars. She was extremely well read-knowledgeable not just about how to write solid fiction, but also about famous and influential works of literature. She was a prize-winning local journalist before pursuing a career in writing her own fiction and teaching others. Together, Susan and Peter shared a deep love for string instruments, and classical music. They befriended many professional musicians and artists from all over the world. They were devoted patrons of the New Mexico Symphony, the June Music Festival, and other local music and arts organizations. Peter enjoyed studying the violin and Susan, the viola. They were known for their weekend chamber music gatherings at their home. A Memorial Service will take place on Sunday, December 22, 2002 at 11:00 a.m. at French Mortuary-Westside Chapel, 9300 Golf Course Rd. NW (3 blocks N. of Paseo del Norte) with Rabbi Amy Sapowith, officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Susan Glodt Stern's name to the Southwest Writers Group, 8200 Mountain Rd. NE, Albuquerque, NM 87110, of which Susan was an active member for many years. Arrangements by French Mortuary-Westside Chapel, 9300 Golf Course Rd. NW. TRUJILLO-Mrs. Lillian G. Trujillo, from Tucumcari, NM died Wednesday, December 18, 2002 in Albuquerque at the age of 78. Mrs. Trujillo is survived by her five children, Donaciano (Danny) Trujillo and wife, Geri, Evelyn (Lammie) Gomez and husband, Ernest, Margarita (Margie) Mares and husband, Louis, Kenneth (Gaby) Trujillo, all of Albuquerque and Theresa Martin and husband, Dan of Arligan, Texas; seven siblings, Camilla Apodaca of Tucumcari, NM, Juana Garza and husband, Fime, of Albuquerque, Petra Sandoval of Albuquerque, Shole Martinez of Tucumcari, NM, Connie Lopez of Texas, Helen Lucero and husband, Louie of Alaska, and Mucio Lopez and wife, Kathy of Tucumcari, NM. She is also survived by grandchildren, AJ Gomez, Abel Cidric Trujillo, Deanne Maes, Rosalie Mares-Madore, Stephanie Gomez, Louis Mares II, Avelina Mares, Brian Martin and Casey Martin; and five great-grandchildren. Funeral Services for Mrs. Trujillo will be held on Monday at the St. Anne Catholic Church in Tucumcari where the Mass will be celebrated at 2:00 p.m. Burial will follow at the Tucumcari Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Louis Mares II, Cidric Trujillo, Matthew Madore, Ronnie Young, Deanne Maes and Mucio Apodaca. A Rosary for Mrs. Trujillo will be recited on Sunday evening at 7:00 p.m. at Salazar & Sons Mortuary, 400 Third St. SW. VASQUEZ-Jose Vasquez, 83, passed away at his home in Mountainair, December 18, 2002. He was preceded in death by his wife of 58 years, Adela H. Vasquez, and is survived by numerous children; grandchildren; great grandchildren; two brothers; one sister; other family members and friends who loved and will miss him. Services will be held in the Chapel of Sunset Memorial Park, 924 Menaul Blvd. NE. on Saturday, December 21, 2002 at 1:00 p.m. Burial will follow in the Cemetery. Arrangements by Direct Funeral Services, 2919 4th ST. NW. Albuq. 505-343-8008. VIGIL-The family of Patsy M. Vigil wishes to express their sincere appreciation to all relatives and friends who were so kind, supportive and helpful during their recent loss. Your kindness will always be remembered and appreciated. Services were in the care of:Garcia Mortuary 717 Stover Ave. SW 243-5222. WATTS-Lt. Colonel William E. Watts, age 89, died in Albuquerque, on Wednesday, December 18, 2002. He was a Regular Army paratrooper and came from ancestors who served in all of our Country˙s wars since it's beginning. Col. Watts is survived by his daughter, Mary W. Whiteman and husband, Daniel; and grandchildren, Matthew, Tess, and Rebecca Whiteman, all of Melbourne, Australia. He was preceded in death by his wife, Louise Lindsay Watts. Services will be held Monday, December 23, 2002, at 10:00 a.m., at Gate of Heaven Mausoleum Chapel, 7999 Wyoming Blvd. NE. Memorial contributions may be made to the Mike Watts Outstanding Leadership Fellowship Fund, New Mexico State University, The Graduate School, PO Box 30001, Dept 3G, Las Cruces, NM, 88003. Arrangements by French Mortuary, 7121 Wyoming Blvd. NE. 

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