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BACA -- Benjamin J. Baca, born Friday, August 28, 1925 and died Sunday, February 1, 2004. He was born in Santa Rosa, NM and was one of five children of Ben C. and Josephina Baca. His grandfather, Celso Baca, was Santa Rosa's town founder. Baca was preceded in death by his wife, Diana; his parents, Ben C and Josephina; brother, Louis; and sister, Luz Sandoval. He is survived by his daughter; Nancy and husband, Ted Jurney; sister, Josie Beutler; nephew Floyd Beutler all of Albuquerque; sister, Maida Garcia; niece, Loretta Whipple both of Alamogordo; nephews, Eddie Baca, Rick Garcia, and Robert Garcia all of Taos; Joe L. Sandoval of Santa Fe; and Larry Baca of North Hollywood, CA; nieces, Patsy Lorenz, Denise Baca and Barbara Minzer all of San Diego, CA; Yvette Lucy of Woodland Hills, CA; Julie Thiele of Oakdale, CA; and Christine Kidwell of Napa Valley, CA. Baca served in the Coast Guard and Air Force from 1943 to 1946, achieving the rank of Sergeant. In the late 1940's, he went to Mexico as an inspector with the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Mexican American Commission for the Eradication of Foot and Mouth Disease. The program sent bilingual inspectors and veterinarians into Mexican cattle farms to teach ranchers about how to eradicate the disease. He traveled on horseback with vaccination teams, local cowboys and Mexican soldiers throughout central Mexico. Through their efforts the disease was eradicated. It was at one of these cattle ranches where he met his wife, Diana. Her uncle ran a ranch near Taxco and Diana spent the summers there riding horses. Baca fell in love with Diana and the couple later married in Mexico City. The Bacas lived in Mexico City briefly and then moved to Las Cruces, NM where Baca earned a degree from New Mexico State University. Baca took a job with the United Fruit in the Dominican Republic in the mid 1950's. From there he took a job as plant manager with Ralston Purina in Maracay, Venezuela. His daughter, Nancy was born while the Bacas were in Venezuela. The family moved to Albuquerque in 1962. Baca went to work for the Forest Service, in the Cibola National Forest. He worked his way up to Forest engineer for the Cibola. He retired in 1982. Baca enjoyed his time with the Forest Service, especially when he was called out to forest fires in New Mexico and surrounding states. In his retirement, Baca pursued his dream of being a gentlemen farmer. He revitalized his family farm in Santa Rosa, planting acres of apple trees and alfalfa and starting a grape vineyard. He joined the New Mexico Apple Council and served on Santa Rosa's Soil Conservation board. His grapes were used by several New Mexico wineries including La Chiripada and Madison. For his work in Santa Rosa, Baca was named Farmer of the year for Guadalupe County twice. Baca also served on the Santa Rosa Hospital Board in the early 1990s. He was also active in Los Aftosas, a group of inspectors and veterinarians who worked in Mexico in the 1940's and 50's. Baca attended and hosted several reunion functions. A rosary will be held Friday, 6:30 p.m., at French Mortuary, University Blvd. Chapel A funeral Mass will be held Saturday, 10:00 a.m., at Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church, 4020 Lomas NE. French Mortuary 1111 University Blvd. NE 843-6333
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BACA -- Trinidad (Bear) Baca, born September 14, 1948 in Albuquerque, New Mexico, passed away January 30, 2004, surrounded by his loving family at the Veteran's Hospital. Bear was the son of the late Juan C. and Irene Baca. Bear is survived by his son, Mario Baca; and daughter, Irenes; two beautiful grandchildren, Jasmine and Joseph Trinidad; brothers, Joe Baca and wife, Stella, Timo L. Baca and wife, Bea, James Baca and wife, Wanima; sisters, Rosie Baca, Annie Salazar and husband, Charlie; many loving nieces and nephews, cousins and friends. Trinidad is preceded in death by his wife, Mercedes (by three(3) days); and son, Joseph Baca. Bear was a retired Vietnam Veteran. He loved his family and spent his life close to them. He enjoyed reading and reminiscing about family history and his Vietnam experience. He was a strong Christian man. A Rosary will be held for Trinidad and Mercedes on February 6, 2004 at 7:00 p.m. at their home 2336 Malpaiz Rd. SW. Services will be held for Trinidad and Mercedes on Saturday February 7, 2004, 4:00 p.m. at Victory Outreach, 933 Sunset Rd. SW, Pastor Joe Williams officiating. Burial to be at Santa Fe National Cemetery on Tuesday, February 10, 2004.
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BAUMGARDNER -- Aurora S. Baumgardner, 88, went home to be with the Lord on February 1, 2004. She was born on May 24, 1915 in Nambe, New Mexico. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Thursday morning at 10:00 a.m. at the San Felipe de Neri Catholic Church. Interment will follow at the Mt. Calvary Cemetery. Services are in the care of: GARCIA MORTUARY 717 Stover Ave. SW 243-5222
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BYRUM -- Gerald Duane Byrum, 63, a resident of Albuquerque since 1970, passed away Monday, February 02, 2004. Gerald is survived by his wife of 44 years, Deckie; daughter Valerie McAndries and husband Doug of Canon City, CO; granddaughter Teresa Doubleday of Las Animas, CO; son Victor Byrum and grandson Cody Byrum of Oklahoma City, OK; brothers, James and wife Donna of Sherman, TX; Gary and wife Rosa of Sherman, TX; sisters, Clovis Genovese and husband Vince, of Fort Worth, TX; Camilla Salazar and husband Richard of Alamogordo, NM; Charlotte Byrum Melton, of Sherman, TX; and sister in law, Ellen Byrum of Austin, TX, and their families. Gerald "Jerry" Byrum will also be lovingly remembered and missed by his wife's large, extended family. Gerald was preceded in death by his first-born daughter Teresa; his mother, Thelma Byrum; his father, William Byrum; and his brother, Winston Byrum. Gerald was a loving husband, father and grandfather who loved God, family and his country. Jerry was always upbeat and joking with people. He loved the Dallas Cowboys, San Francisco Giants, and county music greats, Johnny Cash, Charlie Pride and Buck Owens, seeing all perform in person. A lifelong passion of Jerry's was bowling. He was a longtime member of the Lock and Roll bowling league. Jerry was also a lifetime member of PVA. Gerald served in the U.S. Air Force from 1958-1970. A Purple Heart recipient, he flew with the 963rd squadron during the Cuban missile crisis, escorted President Kennedy during an overseas flight, and served two tours of duty in Vietnam. In 1969, during his last tour of duty in Vietnam, he was injured, leaving him 100% permanently disabled, spending the last 33 years of his life in a wheelchair. However, he never regretted his service to his country, and continued to love flying throughout his life. Gerald loved life; he was inspiration to all who met him. Gerald always said that as a result of his injury, it enabled him to develop a very real and personal relationship with the Lord Jesus Christ. A viewing will take place Thursday, February 5, 2004 from 3:00 PM to 7:00 PM at Chapel of Sunrise, 7601 Wyoming Blvd. N.E. Funeral Service will be Friday, February 6, at 11:00 A.M., at Chapel of Sunrise. Interment will follow at Santa Fe National Cemetery, Santa Fe, New Mexico with Rev. Ronald Cok officiating. Sunrise Funeral Options 7601 Wyoming Blvd NE Albuquerque, NM 87109 (505) 821-0010
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CANDELARIA -- Beatrice C. Candelaria, 53, went home to be with the Lord on February 3, 2004. She was born on November 9, 1950 in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Mrs. Candelaria was also survived by her father, Robert E. Martinez. Funeral Services will be held on Thursday morning at 11:00 a.m. at the Friendship Baptist Church, 1200 Atrisco Dr. S.W. Interment will follow at the San Antonito Cemetery in San Antonito, NM. Services are in the care of: GARCIA MORTUARY 717 Stover Ave. SW 243-5222
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CARR -- Terry Carr, 75, passed away Saturday, January 31, 2004. She was born, Monday, October 1, 1928 in Emporia, Kansas. She was the daughter of Rev. Harry R. Weed and Thelma Fankhauser. After attending Washburn University, Topeka, Kansas, she taught school at a little country schoolhouse on the Kansas prairie in 1948. For the past 30 years, she was a real estate broker and owner of Terrydale Inc. in Albuquerque. As an active member of the League of Women Voters, in the year of 1967, she lobbied the State Legislature to enact a new constitution for New Mexico. She enjoyed working with people and always found something good to say about everyone. She was a woman of grace who graced the lives of those she knew. Terry is survived by husband, Jay; daughter, Rene' Horvath and husband, Joe; son, Brad; son, Robert and wife, Robyn; grandchildren, Nicole, Joel, and Rachel Horvath, Daniel Carr; sister, Todd Zernickow of San Pedro, CA; and brother Harry of Long Beach, CA. She will be missed by all those who loved her. Terry will be interned at Fairview Cemetery. Memorial services will be held Friday, 11:00 a.m., February 6, 2004 at French Mortuary, University Blvd. Chapel. French Mortuary 1111 University Blvd. NE 843-6333
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DWYER AND SMITH -- Jeanette E. Dwyer and daughter, Christine M. Smith, residents of Albuquerque, passed away on Friday, January 23, 2004. They are survived by their good friends, Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Lucero. They will both be missed deeply. Services will be held Friday, February 6, 2004, at 1:00 p.m., at Gate of Heaven Mausoleum Chapel, 7999 Wyoming Blvd. NE. Entombment will follow at Gate of Heaven Cemetery. French Mortuary 7121 Wyoming Blvd. NE 823-9400
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EATON -- Paul W. Eaton Jr., longtime New Mexico attorney and former Chaves County Commissioner, 78, died on February 2, 2004 at his home in Amarillo. Mr. Eaton was a lawyer for more than 50 years, including almost 30 years in Roswell. A memorial service will take place on Saturday, February 7, 2004 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Peter's Episcopal Church, 4714 NW 4th in Amarillo, with Father John Watson officiating. Mr. Eaton was born on March 16, 1925, to Paul and Hazel Storz Eaton in Detroit. He enlisted in the U.S. Navy when he turned 18 during World War II and served as a Lt. JG on a Destroyer Escort. Upon his discharge from the Navy in 1946, he obtained a Bachelors of Business Administration degree from the University of Michigan in 1947 and a law degree from the University of Michigan Law School in 1950. He married Hope Ingold in 1951 in Detroit. The Eatons took their honeymoon trip through New Orleans to Roswell, where Mr. Eaton earlier had visited and where they decided to start a career and a family. He later said that the honeymoon almost ended as they reached the plains of West Texas when Mrs. Eaton, who had never been west of Chicago, saw the brown, treeless landscape. After settling in an apartment in Roswell, Mr. Eaton went to work for attorney A.B. Carpenter for no pay for six months until he proved to his boss that he could practice law competently. The Eatons had sons in 1952 and 1954 and a daughter in 1957. Mr. Eaton opened his own law practice in Roswell before being asked to join the Hervey, Dow and Hinkle firm in 1956. Mr. Eaton's name was added to the firm's name in 1970. In 1979, the Eatons moved to Amarillo to open a branch of the Hinkle law firm in order to better serve as general counsel to its principal client Southwestern Public Service Company, which was headquartered in Amarillo. The Amarillo office grew to more than 15 attorneys. In addition to his specialty in public utility law, Mr. Eaton represented clients that included family farmers and multi-national corporations on complex water law issues and oil and gas matters. He was known for his meticulous attention to detail and commitment to excellence. He was praised by judges, other attorneys and clients for his civility, honesty and dignity. When asked one time by the general counsel of Pennzoil Oil Company to provide an answer in writing to a complicated legal question, but to keep his answer brief, he wrote a letter back that answered the question with one word: "No." He counseled scores of young lawyers to write clearly, work hard, behave ethically and provide the best possible representation to their clients. By 1995, when Mr. Eaton retired as the firm's most senior partner, the firm had become one of New Mexico's largest and oldest law firms and was known as Hinkle, Cox, Eaton, Coffield & Hensley. It had expanded from one office in Roswell to six offices in two states, with branches in Amarillo, Midland, Austin, Santa Fe and Albuquerque. Even after his retirement, he kept an office at the firm in downtown Amarillo and continued to go the office almost daily, which he used to say was at the insistence of his beloved wife. At the time of his death, Mr. Eaton was counsel to the Amarillo firm of Courtney, Countiss, Brian & Bailey, LLP. In the early1960s, Mr. Eaton served as chairman of the Chaves County Republican Party. He was elected to the Chaves County Commission in 1966 in his one and only campaign for public office. He was a member of the Michigan, New Mexico and Texas Bar Associations and several other professional organizations. He also was a member of St. Andrew's Episcopal Church in Amarillo, St. Andrew's Episcopal Church in Roswell and the Amarillo Country Club. He had served as president of the Roswell Country Club and the Amarillo Club. Mr. Eaton could be persuaded to play his drums at parties with friends, and he especially enjoyed teasing and joking with his friends and family. He became a licensed pilot, captained his sailboat on Lake Meredith, played golf and tennis to win and was an avid reader and puzzle solver. When he was in his late forties, he organized a very competitive annual father-son tackle football game that took place each Christmas at the NMMI football field in Roswell, for which he occasionally recruited young ringers to play with him on the fathers' team. Survivors include his wife, Hope, of Amarillo; his mother, Hazel Eaton, 103, of Tucson, Ariz.; his sister, Betty Thum of Ashville, N.C.; three children-Scott Eaton, a lawyer in Albuquerque; Bob Eaton, a banker in Albuquerque; and Elizabeth Eaton Doyle, a teacher in Rice Lake, Wis.; and six grandchildren-Albert Eaton, a midshipman at the U.S. Naval Academy; Park Eaton, a student at the University of Southern California; Christopher Eaton, Michael Eaton, William Eaton and Emma Eaton, all of Albuquerque. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Baptist St. Anthony's Hospice-Olivia's Angels, 600 N. Tyler, Amarillo, Texas 79106, or St. Peter's Episcopal Church Altar Guild, 4714 NW 4th, Amarillo 79106.
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EDGAR -- Judith Edgar died early Monday afternoon. She was at home, surrounded by her family, and at peace. As an incredible woman, wife, mother, sister, daughter, mentor and friend, her gentle, honest and human energy brought out the very best in others. Her work in the community through her church, with children in the CASA program, through Alcoholics Anonymous, in her career helping others, and with people in transition or striving to better themselves was a source of great joy and strength to her. Judith was an exceedingly positive person who actively cultivated and nurtured the garden of love that was her life. She was not afraid to be vulnerable, to share herself with others, and she loved absolutely without condition or distinction. She loved to laugh, to learn, and always pushed the envelope with vitality and energy. She never settled for the path of least resistance. Her depth of character, humor, and clarity of spirit allowed her to courageously persevere through many struggles to a personal and spiritual state of grace. She continued in that state of grace until a state of glory was achieved. A Memorial Service to celebrate her life and love will be held this Saturday afternoon at 3:30 p.m. at Shepherd of the Valley Presbyterian Church, 1801 Montano Road NW. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the following organizations: Presbyterian Peacekeeping Mission, Albuquerque CASA Program, Heifer International, and The American Cancer Society.
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ESPINOZA -- Jimmy A. Espinoza Sr., 62, went home to be with the Lord on February 3, 2004. He was born on September 26, 1941 in Magdelena, New Mexico. Services are pending and will be announced. Services are in the care of: GARCIA MORTUARY 717 Stover Ave. SW 243-5222
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