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BAKER, GARY R. Age 64, passed away Saturday, December 13, 2014. 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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BEMIS, WILLIAM E. William E. Bemis, a lifelong resident of Albuquerque, passed away peacefully in his home on December 13, 2014 with his family at his bedside, three days after his 72nd birthday. He is survived by his wife of 47 years, Kitty C. Bemis, his daughter, Kristi Bemis-Standoli and her husband, Francesco Standoli, grandchildren, Luca William and Emmy Kay Standoli, his sister, Shirley Nielson, and many nephews and nieces. He was preceded in death by his parents, Shirley Allen and Eleanor Bemis, his brother Ralph (Skip) Bemis, sister, Florence Hall, and niece, Vanessa Nielson. Bill was an Eagle Scout and an Explorer Leader of the Philmont Boy Scout Ranch. As a member of St. John's Episcopal Church he served as an acolyte. He graduated from Albuquerque High in 1960 and was a member of the tennis team. He joined the Marine Reserves and later began working in the sheet metal trade until he suffered a catastrophic stroke on August 21, 1979. Thus, he began his long journey in rehabilitation to regain his strength and skills. Bill persevered in his recovery and was determined to lead a full life. Several years later, he opened his own Heating and Air-Conditioning business and with hard work maintained a successful business until his retirement in 2004. Bill was relentless in enjoying life with each new day. He enjoyed traveling and seeing new places. He continued to participate in individual sports, enjoyed Lobo Sports, bridge, and socializing with friends. With the help and encouragement of a good friend, Bill began woodworking. He made many treasured gifts, which he enjoyed giving to others. He was admired by many for his determination to lead an active life. He was a most gracious and generous host and enjoyed entertaining his friends. Most of all, he enjoyed his family and spending time with his grandchildren. Bill will be greatly missed and never forgotten by those who knew him. A Celebration of Life service will be held on Thursday, December 18, 2014, 10:00 a.m., at Daniels Family Funeral Services, Wyoming Chapel with a reception following. Special thanks to Hospice of New Mexico and to the staff of A Nurse in the Family for the loving care they showed to Bill. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to your favorite charity. To share memories with the family please visit Mr. Bemis' memorial webpage at www.danielsfuneral.com Daniels Family Funeral Services 7601 Wyoming Blvd NE Albuquerque, NM 87109 505-821-0010
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BISCHEL, OTTO L. age 85, passed away peacefully in Phoenix, AZ on September 27,2014. Otto was a beloved husband, father and Papa. He is survived by his wife of 57 years Ann; daughter, Meg and husband Stan of Albuquerque, NM; sons, Matt and wife Mary Jo of Albuquerque, NM and Andy and wife Shannon of Las Vegas, NV; grandsons Andrew, Joseph, Daniel, Benjamin, Sean and Ian. Otto was preceded in death by his son Peter. Mass will be celebrated on December 23 at 10:00 AM at Gate of Heaven Cemetery with burial to follow. Otto will be missed by all those who have been blessed by knowing him.
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CARRILLO, LAWRENCE age 50, a resident of Albuquerque, passed away Tuesday, December 16, 2014. Lawrence is survived by his sons, Gabriel Carrillo, and Lawrence Sanchez and wife, Marissa; his mother, Lucy Carrillo & friend, Cel Vigil; brother, Eric Carrillo and wife, Elizabeth; grandchildren, Shaela, Gabriel, Audrianna, and Mia; niece, Naomi; nephew, Mateo; many aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends. Visitation will be Saturday, December 20, 2014 from 8:00 a.m. until 8:30 a.m. at Holy Family Catholic Church, 562 Atrisco SW with a Rosary to be recited at 8:30 a.m. by Dorothy and Lorraine; Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 9:00 a.m. Pallbearers will be Gabriel Carrillo, Lawrence Sanchez, Michael Griego, Macey Griego, Clarissa Griego, and Matthew Sanchez. Honorary pallbearer will be Anthony Garcia. Private disposition will follow at a later date. Please visit our website at: www.gabaldonmortuaryinc.com to sign the online guestbook. Arrangements by: Gabaldon Mortuary Inc. 1000 Old Coors Dr. SW (505) 243-7861
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CRESPIN, RUDY JOSEPH JUDE Today marks 11 years ago that God took you to a better place. Yet my heart and soul aches for you so very much. Today I'll do my very best to try and find a peaceful place. Struggling to hide my heavy heart and the tears on my face. I'll sit quietly and look at your picture thinking of you with love. I'll focus on the many memories, close my eyes and picture you above. Hoping you're doing okay and in Gods embrace. Forever loved and always remembered. Con todo el amor mi hijo, mi hermano, y mi tio. Forever in our hearts: Mom, Dad, Bett's, and Desi
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DAMON, ERNIE (NERN) Age 63, passed away peacefully on December 14, 2014. Ernie was a beloved husband, father, Papaw, brother, and friend. He is survived by his wife of 42 years, Regina; sister, Georgia Carrion and husband John; daughter, Tanya Lockey and husband Shawn; sons, Jason Damon and wife Michelle and Chris Damon and wife Tomoko; his grandsons, Aaron, Joseph, Taishi and Tatsuo; granddaughter, Ashley; and close friend, Anton Price. Ernie touched so many lives through his passion for soccer, gems, outdoor activities, and his unique sense of humor. Memorial Services will be held Thursday, December 18, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. at FRENCH - Wyoming. The family requests donation to the ALS Association, 2309 Renard Place SE, Ste 202, Albuquerque, NM 87106, in lieu of flowers. Please visit our online guestbook for Ernie at www.FrenchFunerals.com FRENCH - Wyoming 7121 Wyoming Blvd. NE (505) 823-9400
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DEWITT, JUANDA Juanda Sawyer DeWitt, age 90, died peacefully after a long illness on December 7, 2014. Born near Bridgeport, TX, in 1924, Juanda is survived by daughters Carol Roeske husband Stan, and Gwen Sawyer husband George Bakula; granddaughters Annie Strohl husband Will, and Regina Clifford; great-grandson George Glisson, all of Albuquerque; as well as numerous relatives by marriage. She was preceded in death by her husband, and by her father James Fred Howard, mother Nora Leona (Stoneking) Howard of Odessa, TX, and her sister Donnella (Howard) Totten of San Antonio, TX. Juanda was a spirited Texas tomboy who moved to Albuquerque in 1952 when her husband John Sawyer was transferred to Kirtland AFB. She began a career as an independent insurance agent, and was elected president of the Albuquerque Insurance Women's club and then regional president of the National Association of Insurance Women. She and her family were active in Trinity Methodist Church in the 1950's and 1960's, where she taught first grade Sunday school. With her husband, she joined Civil Air Patrol in 1948 and rose to the rank of Lt Col in New Mexico Wing CAP. She learned to fly while her daughters were in junior high school, and was active in the KAFB Aero Club. When her marriage ended in divorce, she married John DeWitt. They relocated to Phoenix, AZ, in 1970, and she remained there until 2005. She continued in the insurance industry and retired from Fireman's Fund Insurance Company in 1987. In retirement, she read voraciously and traveled to visit family. She returned to Albuquerque in 2005 to be near her daughters, and enjoyed her extended family. In her last years she enjoyed dancing and flirting with her family and caretakers, listening to big band music, and eating chocolate. The family is grateful for the excellent care and friendship Juanda received at Montebello on Academy and The Retreat in Rio Rancho. A memorial service will be held Friday, December 19th at 10:00 am at Daniels Family Funeral Chapel at 3113 Carlisle NE. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to Alzheimer's Association, NM Chapter, or to the charity of your choice. To view information or leave a condolence please visit www.danielsfuneral.com Daniels Family Funeral Services - Alameda Mortuary 9420 Fourth St. NW Albuquerque, NM 87114 505-898-3160
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ESTRADA, MICHAEL O. September 25, 1948- December 15, 2014 It is with great sadness we announce the passing of our Vietnam War Hero, beloved husband, father, grandpa/great-grandpa. On December 15th he fought his last battle and went to fly with the Angels. Preceded in death by parents Frank & Josephine Estrada, two brothers and two sisters. Survived by wife Miquela Estrada; three children Debbie Gallegos (Tony), Barbra Garcia (Melissa) and Orlando Estrada (Kaycee); two step-children Francesca Weinrieck (Ian) and Joseph Chavez (Tanya); 11 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren; three sisters; five brothers; and numerous nieces, nephews and special friends. A life celebration will be held on 12/20/2014 at 11:00am at Daniels Family Funeral Services on 4th and Alameda. Reception to follow.
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GOMEZ, DANIEL B. passed away on December 14, 2014 in Albuquerque, NM after a brief illness. He was surrounded by family when the good Lord took him. Daniel is survived by his son, Brayden; his parents, Bernardino and Dolores; his brother, Juan and wife Lisa; his brother Sal; four sisters, Brigida and husband, Gil, Angela and husband, Eric, Deanna and Monica. A Memorial Service will take place on December 19 at 11 a.m. at the Garcia Chapel, 717 Stover Ave. SW. To view information or leave a condolence please visit www.danielsfuneral.com Garcia Mortuary 717 Stover Ave. SW Albuquerque, NM 87102 505-243-5222
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GRIEGO, LOUIE Age 51, passed away on December 11, 2014 surrounded by his family. He is survived by his daughter, Amanda; son, Gerald; granddaughter, Gianna; his parents, David and Evelia Griego; and sisters, Debbie and Margaret. A service in which the Recitation of the Holy Rosary will be held on Saturday, December 20, 2014 at 12:00 noon at Our Lady of the Most Holy Rosary Church, 5415 Fortuna Road NW, Albuq., NM.
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