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FUERTSCH -- Marie Fuertsch, 87, a resident of Albuquerque for the past 30 years, passed away on Wednesday, December 31, 2003. Marie was born September 21, 1916 the daughter of Andrew Joseph and Mary Agnes Mulloy Welsh in Dallas, Texas. Marie came to New Mexico from Ft. Worth, Texas. She was a member of Our Lady of the Annunciation Catholic church; signature member of the New Mexico Watercolor Society; member of Albuquerque United Artists; and the Yucca Group of American Pen Women. She was preceded in death by her husband, Francis E. Fuertsch in 1993. She is survived by five children, David F. Fuertsch, Kenneth Fuertsch, Karen A. Mitchell, Maureen Fuertsch, and Andrew J. Fuertsch; three grandchildren, Nathan, Sara, and Alicia; and one great-grandchild, Devin. A Memorial Mass will be celebrated today, Saturday, January 3, 2004 at 10:00 a.m. in the Chapel of Vista Verde Mortuary, Sara Rd. at Meadowlark Ln., Rio Rancho. Private interment will be at a later date. Arrangements by: Vista Verde Mortuary Rio Rancho, New Mexico 892-9920
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GONZALES -- Cecilia L. Gonzales. The family 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
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HUCHKO -- Dorothy Mary "Dot" Huchko, 84, a resident of Albuquerque since 1997 died Thursday, January 1, 2004. She is survived by her husband John Huchko of Albuquerque; daughter, Mary Ann Cook of Albuquerque; two sons, John Huchko and wife Linnea of Jacksonville, FL, and Gary Huchko and wife Pat of Pembroke, MA; grandchildren, John, Jennifer, Megan, Jason, Greg, Kym; great-grandchildren, Jacob, Alexis, Abigail, and Logan. Dorothy was a very loving and caring wife, mother, and grandmother. She shared nearly 60 years with her husband John and worked as an RN for many years in Pittsburg and Chicago. She was a member of Eastern Star San Marcial #34 in Albuquerque. Memorial services will be held on Monday, January 5, 2004 at 1:00 p.m. at French Mortuary - Wyoming Blvd. Chapel with Pastor Terry Anderson officiating. Cremation will follow services Friends may visit French Mortuary on Sunday, January 4, 2004 from 3-7 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to American Stroke Foundation, 8700 Lamar, Overland Park, KS 66207. French Mortuary 7121 Wyoming Blvd. NE 823-9400
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LAMBERT -- Douglas Frank Lambert, 83, a resident of Albuquerque for 50 years, went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, December 31, 2003. Douglas served in the U.S. Army during World War II. He was a machinist (tool and die maker) for General Electric and retired in 1982. He will always be remembered as a devoted husband, father and grandfather. He is survived by his wife, Jean Phelan Lambert; daughters, Donna Lambert of Albuquerque, Diana Shaver and husband, Lee, of Georgia, Delores Pierce and husband, Randall of Alabama; numerous grandchildren; and three step-children, Patricia Weber of Albuquerque, Thomas Mulville of Tijeras and Marcia Weis of Los Lunas. Douglas was preceded in death by his first wife, Florence Lambert, in 1986. Services will be held Saturday, January 3, 2004, at 11:00 a.m. at French Mortuary, Wyoming Blvd. Chapel. Interment will follow at Fairview Memorial Park, 700 Yale SE. Pallbearers will be Thomas Mulville, Tom Weis, Klaus Weber, Randall Pierce, Lee Shaver, and Captain Douglas Shaver. Friends may visit French Mortuary, Wyoming Blvd. Chapel, on Friday, January 2, 2004, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. French Mortuary, Inc. 7121 Wyoming Blvd. NE (505) 823-9400
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LOVATO -- Eric M. Lovato, 34, beloved by his family and friends, passed away December 30, 2003 after a long illness. He is survived by his parents, Isaac and Patricia Saavedra; two brothers, Jonathan Lovato and Robert Buckner; longtime companion, Rick Gonzales; a nephew and niece; and numerous friends. Eric was fun loving, generous and always ready to lend a helping hand. Mass will be held Saturday, January 3, 2004, at Holy Family Church, 550 Atrisco Drive SW, at 10:00 a.m., to be followed by a private burial for the family.
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MARTINEZ -- Mrs. Loretta F. Martinez, 61, a resident of Albuquerque passed on January 1, 2004 with her loving family by her side after battling cancer for 4 years. Mrs. Martinez was the beloved wife of 38 years to Mr. Edward Martinez. Mrs. Martinez was a loving mother to one daughter, Theresa A. (Bonnie) Martinez; two sons, Edward J. (Sonny) Martinez and wife, Patricia (Pat), Arcenio (Archie) Martinez and wife, Joy; a loving grandmother to nine grandchildren, Jocelyn, Angelena, John, Brenda, Jessica, Jasmine, Joseph, Jayden and Joleigh; two great grandchildren, Alyssa and Ashley. Mrs. Martinez was a loving sister to three sisters, Frances Toledo, Leanore Fragua, Eloida Toya and husband, James; three brothers, Robert, Albert and Jacky Fragua. She is also survived by many nieces, nephews, cousins, in laws and friends. Mrs. Martinez was a member of the Catholic Church. She loved everyone and opened her heart and home to so many and will be missed dearly. She was very proud of her family and her heritage. A visitation will be Sunday evening from 6:30 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at Santuario de San Martin Catholic Church, 8301 Camino de San Martin SW with a Rosary to be recited at 7:00 p.m by Brother A. J. San Francesco. A final visitation will be Monday morning from 8:30 a.m. until 9:00 a.m. at Santuario de San Martin Catholic Church with Mass of Christian Burial to be celebrated at 9:00 a.m. by Father Vance. Interment will follow at the San Jose de Armijo Cemetery. Pallbearers will be, John Martinez, Calvin Toya, Harris Toya, Ray Cardona, Art Cardona and Rodney Cardona. Arrangements by: Gabaldon Mortuary 1000 Old Coors Rd. SW 243-7861
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MARTINEZ -- Senaida Martinez, age 81, beloved wife, mother, and grandmother was called to our heavenly Fathers home, Thursday, Januray 1, 2004. Senaida was born in Guadalupe, NM and was a resident of San Ysidro, NM. She was a parishioner of San Ysidro Catholic Church in San Ysidro, NM; a life member of the Miraculous Medal Association, and of Los Cursillos in Christianity. Senaida is survived by her loving husband of 56 years, Ramon L. Martinez of the family home; her wonderful son, Cresencio M. Martinez and wife Barbara; three precious grandchildren, Eric C. Martinez and wife Kristi of Snohomish, WA, Lysa M. Martinez of Albuquerque, NM, and Cresencio M. Martinez of California; two great-grandchildren, Scott and Jordan Martinez. Also surviving are two brothers, Albert Salas, Urban Salas and wife Elsie both of Albuquerque; nieces, nephews and other relatives. Senaida will be greatly missed by her loving family and by those who knew and loved her. Visitations will be held Sunday from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. in the Chapel of Alameda Mortuary. A Rosary will be recited Sunday at 7:00 p.m. also in the chapel. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Monday at 11:30 a.m. at San Ysidro Catholic Church in San Ysidro, NM. Interment will follow at Santa Fe National Cemetery at 2:30 p.m. Casket bearers will be Henry Salas, Paul Chavez, Joe N. Lucero, Adam Salas, Bobby Montano, and Ralph Montano. Honorary bearers will be Eric Martinez, Scott Martinez, and Florencio Sandoval. Funeral Services are entrusted to: Alameda Mortuary 9420 4th Street NW 898-3160
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PIRO -- Josephine G. Piro, age 85, beloved mother, grandmother, sister and aunt was called to Our Father's Heavenly Home Tuesday, December 30, 2003. Our mom was born in Socorro, NM and was a long time resident of Albuquerque, NM. Josephine is survived by three daughters, Mary Theresa Saiz and husband, Joe Saiz of Albuquerque, Stella Silva and husband, J.R. Silva of Albuquerque and Louisa Rhoades and husband, Bob Rhoades, also of Albuquerque. She is also survived by eight grandchildren, Rita Saiz of Las Vegas, NV, Sylvia, Diana, Pauline, Joseph, Liz and husband, Russ Dunning, Fred, and Precious, all of Albuquerque; 11 great-grandchildren, Veronica, Daisy and husband Rogelio Robles, Jessie Boy Chavez, Junior, Bernard, Reynaldo, Angelina, Josephine, Zachary, Joshua and Amanda, all of Albuquerque; and two great great-grandchildren, Rogelio Robles Jr. and Jesse Chavez Jr. Josephine is also survived by one brother, Philip Gallegos and one sister, Mary Posada, both of Stockton, CA and many nieces and nephews. Our Mom will be greatly missed by everyone. Our Mom had such a very kind and generous heart. Mom and grandmother had plenty of love for everyone. Our Mom was a member of Iglesia de Cristo. She was a beautiful and lovely, mother and grandmother. Our Mom had a great love for Our Heavenly Father. We will always have our mom, grandma, aunt and sister placed in our hearts always and forever. Visitation for Mrs. Piro will be held on Sunday from 12:00 p.m. until 3:00 p.m. with a Wake Service to follow at 3:00 p.m. at Salazar & Sons Mortuary. Funeral Services will be held on Monday, January 5, 2004 at 11:00 a.m. at Salazar & Sons Mortuary. Burial will follow at Mt. Calvary Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Jesse Chavez, Fred Peralta, Julian Gallegos, Charlie Gallegos, Eddie Gallegos and Louie Gallegos. Honorary pallbearers will be Bob, Joseph and Junior. Arrangements by: Salazar & Sons Mortuary 400 Third St. SW 247-4124
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ROPER -- Margaret Hay Roper, 93 often said she imported her parents, three brothers and one sister from Scotland so she could be born in America, in the territory of New Mexico. She referred to death as "going your merry way". She did so on Wednesday, December 31, 2003. Margaret was born October 6, 1910 to Scottish immigrants Thomas and Agnes Brown Hay in Koehler, Territory of New Mexico. Margaret was preceded in death by husband, Lyle D. Roper in 1975, and granddaughter Kenna Llane Strupe in 1986. She was the last of her immediate family that included her parents, 4 brothers and 2 sisters. Survivors include daughter, Margaret Alaine Roper of Albuquerque; son, James T. Roper and wife, Flo, of Raton, NM; granddaughters, Karen Janway and Mary Lynn Roper, both of Albuquerque; grandsons Steve Roper of Columbus, Ohio and Mark Roper of Raton; great-grandsons Brian Sherman, Daniel Roper, Jacob Roper, Tim McKee, numerous nieces and nephews. She is also survived by 8 step grandchildren, 17 step great-grandchildren and 7 step great-great-grandchildren. Margaret Roper, while growing up, lived in various coal-mining camps and spent her early adulthood in Raton working and raising her family. In 1958, Margaret and Lyle moved to Albuquerque. She worked as a sales clerk in many areas of the city. Margaret was the first clerk hired to work for Toys by Roy, where she did what she loved most, spending much of her time with children. She was always there to support her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She never knew a stranger and had the great gift of gab. Margaret touched many lives and will be remembered for her humor, story telling, care giving and generosity. One of the greatest highlights in her life was her trip to Scotland for her 84th Birthday. Funeral services will be held on Monday, January 5, 2004, at 9:00 a.m. at French Mortuary, Wyoming Blvd. Chapel. Graveside services will follow at 3:30 p.m. at Fairview Cemetery in Raton, NM. Pallbearers will be her grandsons and great-grandsons. Friends may visit French Mortuary, Wyoming Blvd. Chapel, on Sunday, January 4, 2004, from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to United Cerebral Palsy, 1660 L. Street NW, Suite 700, Washington, DC, 20036-5602. French Mortuary, Inc. 7121 Wyoming Blvd. NE (505) 823-9400
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SANCHEZ -- Rose B. Sanchez, 80, a lifelong resident of Albuquerque, died Monday, December 29, 2003. She is survived by her daughter, Mary R. Sorensen of Altadena, CA; son, Antonio S. Sanchez and wife Martha, Jerry D. Sanchez and wife Lee Ann, both of Albuquerque, Charles P. Sanchez and wife Lisa of San Bernardino CA; 12 grandchildren, Tony Sorensen, Gina Hernandez, Tommy Sanchez, Sandra Sanchez, Jim Bagadov, Richard Sanchez, Michelle Sanchez, Kellie Cordova; Sage Sanchez, Tim Sanchez, Joseph Sanchez, and Yvette Jaramillo; 22 great-grandchildren; brother, Jesus Campos; sisters, Louise Gutierrez and husband Fito, and Martha Muniz and husband Alfredo. She was preceded in death by her husband Serafin "Cider" Sanchez in 1993. Rosary will be recited on Tuesday, January 6, 2004 at 7:00 p.m. at French Mortuary - Wyoming Blvd. Chapel. Mass will be celebrated on Wednesday, January 7, 2004 at 10:00 a.m. at Queen of Heaven Catholic Church. Burial will follow services at Santa Fe National Cemetery at1:00 p.m. Friends may visit French Mortuary on Tuesday, January 6, 2004 from 2:00p.m. until the Rosary. French Mortuary 7121 Wyoming Blvd. NE 823-9400
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