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VESSELLS -- Lois June Popham Vessells, age 92, former resident of Farmington, NM, died Friday, January 16, 2004. She is survived by her daughter, Joan Lea Kysar and husband, Carroll of Andrews, TX; granddaughters, Susan Lea Salyer of Andrews, TX and Brenda Kay McCoy and husband, Larry of Magnolia, TX; great-grandsons, Stephen Lee Salyer, Jacob McCoy and Matthew McCoy; numerous nieces, nephew and family. Lois was preceded in death by her husband, Harold Guy Vessells, three sisters, Evelyn Bridgewater, Jonie Parker and Hollie McGowan. Mrs. Vessells was active in Daughters American Revolution and Electa Chapter 13 Order Eastern Star in Farmington, NM, Garden Clubs in Farmington, NM and Houston, TX. Lois and her husband were owners of Guy Hardware in Houston, TX and Guy Butane, of Farmington, NM. A graveside service will be Wednesday, January 21, 2004 at 2:00 p.m. at Sunset Memorial Park, 924 Menaul NE. Friends may visit French Mortuary, Tuesday, January 20, 2004 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. French Mortuary 1111 University Blvd NE 843-6333
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VILLA -- Roland M. Villa. His family invites those who knew him to celebrate his memory through word and music at The Lensic, 225 W. San Francisco, on Sunday, January 18, 2004 at 2:00 p.m. Event parking is available for $2. Please join us.
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WEBSTER -- Katherine B. Webster, 82, a resident of Albuquerque, died Friday, January 16, 2004. She is survived by her loving husband of 58 years, William M. Webster; two sons and their families, James Webster and wife, Kathy of Fayetteville, AR and Bill Webster and wife, Lisa of Albuquerque; granddaughters, Kerry Gobel and husband, Jared of Fayetteville, AR, Becky of Fayetteville, AR, and Amy Hinnerichs and husband, Todd of Albuquerque; grandson, Burke and wife Crystal, of Albuquerque; and sister, Betty Ann Henry and husband Ben of Indianapolis, IN. Katherine was born in Washington, D.C. and raised in El Paso, TX, where she attended elementary and high school. She graduated from UNM in 1945 with a Bachelor's in Fine Arts. She was elected to Delta Phi Delta, honorary art fraternity and was a member of Town Club. Katherine and William were married in 1946 and have lived in Salt Lake City, Los Alamos and Denton, TX. She attended Texas Women's University in Denton, where she received her Master's in History. Katherine was elected to Phi Alpha Theta, honorary history fraternity. She taught history and art at Pilot Point High School, in Texas, for nine years, and was selected in 1975 as Outstanding Teacher of the year. Katherine and William both retired in 1979 and moved to Santa Fe, where she taught history and art at Santa Fe Indian School until 1987. Katherine and William then moved to Albuquerque. Graveside services will be held Monday, January 19, 2004, 11:00 a.m. at Sunset Memorial Park, 924 Menual NE with Pastor Rick Donaho officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Parkinson's Disease Association, Inc., 1250 Hylan Blvd, Suite 4B, Staten Island, NY, 10305 or Vista Care Hospice, 5201 Venice Ave. NE, Suite A, Albuquerque, NM 87113. French Mortuary 10500 Lomas Blvd. NE 275-3500
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WILSON -- Lee Jerome Wilson, 53, passed away in a local hospital on January 12, 2004, after a brief illness. He was preceded in death by his parents, Bruce and Nina Wilson. He is survived by his family members Leonard and wife Billie, Mary, Gina and husband Fred, Louis and wife Margaret, Maureen and husband Steve, and Mark; extended family, most especially Nathan and Sarah, and his dear Aunt Dell. His family moved to Albuquerque from Salina, Kansas, when Lee was 10 years old. He later attended Highland High School and graduated from the University of New Mexico with a degree in Fine Arts. His passion was the creation of many beautiful works of art, the fulfillment of his gift and calling in life. Lee' s free spirit blessed him throughout his life with the commitment to care for and befriend many small animals. Lee preserved in his artistic expression despite many adversities, even in the last days of his life. His friends and family will miss his compassion, keen wit and wry sense of humor. A memorial service will be announced later. Sunrise Funeral Options 7601 Wyoming Blvd NE Albuquerque, NM 87109 (505) 821-0010
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WISLER -- Paul E. Wisler, 76, died Friday, January 16, 2004. He was born in Indiana and lived in Albuquerque for 20 years. He is survived by his wife Therese; a brother, Ken Wisler of Michigan; two sons, Terry Wisler of California and Bruce Wisler of Michigan; two step- daughters, Linda Cicarella and Laura Cicarella, both of Albuquerque; a step-son, Thomas Cicarella of Ohio; and eight grandchildren. Paul served in the Marines in WWII and was a member of the Knights of Columbus and Risen Savior Catholic Community. The Rosary will be recited on Sunday, January 18, 2004 at 4:00 p.m. Mass will be celebrated on Monday, January 19, 2004 at 10:00 a.m. Both services will be held at Risen Savior, 7701 Wyoming Blvd NE. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials be given to the Mother Teresa Youth Group at Risen Savior.
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BARRANCA -- Leonor Barranca, 91, went home to be with the Lord on January 14, 2004. She was born on February 9, 1912 in Belen, New Mexico. Mrs. Barranca is survived by her son, Richard Barranca; daughters, Quirnia Lopez, Christina Sedillo and husband Leddie, Vangie Moya, Dolores Gonzales and Mary Mirabal and husband Stan; sister, Lucy Salazar and husband Angel; 41 grandchildren; 65 great grandchildren and 23 great great grandchildren. She will be deeply missed by her loving family. Final viewing will be held on Saturday morning from 8:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. in the Chapel of Garcia Mortuary. Mass of Christian Burial will also be celebrated on Saturday morning at 9:30 a.m. at the San Jose Catholic Church. Interment will follow at the Mt. Calvary Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Paul Sedillo, Todd Gonzales, Leonard Lopez, George V. Moya, Darren Mirabal and Richard Barranca Jr. Honorary pallbearer will be Dino Jaramillo. Services are in the care of: Garcia Mortuary 717 Stover Ave. SW 243-5222
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BORN -- Robert Born, 77, lost his courageous battle against mantle cell lymphoma on November 23, 2003. He was born in Woodland, MI. A Veteran, he proudly served his country during WWII and the Korean Conflict. Employed in the construction industry, he worked in many states and Egypt. Bob never met a stranger, and he always had a story or comment to offer everyone. He was a decent, honest, caring man who lived by his word. He always called himself just a poor old country boy. He loved his wife, family, golf and Detroit Red Wings hockey. He is survived by his best friend and loving wife, Barbara; one brother, Phil and wife, Joyce of Tucson, AZ; sisters, Carolyn Brechiesen and Frances Reuther of Michigan; cousin, Joan Hewitt of Arizona; and numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by his first wife, Gloria; and parents, Robert and Vesta Born. The family thanks, for their outstanding and gentle care, Dr. Douglas Clark, the entire staff of NM Oncology Hematology Consultants, and the staff of 5B at Presbyterian Hospital. There will be a Prayer Vigil on Friday, January 16, 2004 at 7:00 p.m. and a Funeral Mass on Saturday, January 17, 2004 at 9:30 a.m. at the Church of the Risen Savior, 7701 Wyoming Blvd. NE. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in memory of Bob to the NM Cancer Center Foundation at NM Oncology Hematology, 4901 Lang Ave. NE, Albuquerque, NM 87109.
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BOWEN -- Winona L. Bowen, 87, a resident of Albuquerque since 1954, was called to be with her Heavenly Father on Thursday, January 15, 2004. Winona was born to Florence and Enoch Davis on July 16, 1916 in Browning, Illinois. She married Lawrence Bowen on November 6, 1932. Lawrence and Winona moved to Carlsbad in 1948. Winona was employed at the Atomic Energy Commission during the 1960's and 70's. She is survived by her sons, Larry E. Bowen and wife, Sharon and Kent J. Bowen, all of Albuquerque; four grandsons; one granddaughter; eight great-grandsons; four great-granddaughters; and one great-great-grandson. She was preceded in death by her husband and granddaughter, Mary Winona Bowen. Winona was a member of Los Altos Christian Church and was residing at Bear Canyon Estates for the past five years. Cremation has taken place. Memorial services will be Monday, January 19, 2004, 2:00 p.m. at Chester T. French Memorial Mausoleum BChapel, 924 Menual NE. Interment of cremated remains will follow at Sunset Memorial Park. French Mortuary 10500 Lomas Blvd. NE 275-3500
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BROWN -- Rebecca "Becky" Sewell Brown, 63, died Wednesday, January 14, 2004. She is survived by her husband of 43 years, Russell W. Brown of Albuquerque; daughters, Rene Denise Brown Newton and husband, Allen and Amy Beth Brown all of Albuquerque; grandchildren, Rachel, Abigail and Jessica; mother, Bessie Sewell; sister, Ginger Spath; brothers, Byron Sewell and wife, Vicki, James Sewell and wife, Pam, and Nathan Sewell and wife, Jan; and many other family and friends. Becky was a former member of Fruit Avenue Baptist Church and was currently attending Calvary Chapel. She was a graduate of Albuquerque High School and went on to attend UNM. Services will be held Saturday, 1:00 p.m. at First Spanish Fruit Avenue Baptist Church, 812 Fruit Ave. NW. Interment will follow at Sandia Memory Gardens. French Mortuary 1111 University Blvd. NE 843-6333
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CABIEDES -- Carlos Eduardo Cabiedes Andrade, 90, died Tuesday, January 13, 2004 in Albuquerque, NM. Mr. Cabiedes was born in Ibarra, Ecuador on September 1, 1913. He lived in Quito, Ecuador until August 1958 when he moved to St. Louis Missouri at the invitation of the then, St. Louis Country Day School to join its faculty as a Spanish teacher. In Ecuador he was an educator. He taught several years in various elementary and high schools. His specialty was Spanish and World Literature. In 1942 he joined the faculty of the newly founded American School, becoming the first Assistant Headmaster in 1947 where he was instrumental in developing the school to be the first co-ed school and the top educational institution in the country. In 1964 he moved to Albuquerque invited to join the faculty of the Albuquerque Academy where he was a Spanish teacher until his retirement in 1982. In Ecuador he was a member of two prestigious Ecuadorian national professional organizations: Cuadernos Pedagogicos and Casa de la Cultura Ecuatoriana. Aside from his years as an elementary and high school teacher, Mr. Cabiedes taught Philosophy and Literature at the Universidad Central de Quito. In 1962 he was invited by Michigan State University to be part of a special training for teachers of foreign languages. The year after he joined the Summer Faculty of the same institution where he trained teachers in Methods of Teaching Spanish. Mr. Cabiedes is survived by his beloved wife of 64 years, Lydia de Cabiedes; daughters, Mercedes de Sebbio and husband Roberto from St. Louis, Missouri, Alicia Cabiedes Fink and husband Herb from Brockport, New York, and Eugenia Cabiedes from Albuquerque; grandchildren, Steve Cabiedes and wife Kathy, Gisella Sebbio-Thomas and husband William, Andrew and Alex Fink, and Carol Cabiedes; and great-grandchildren, Joseph and Caroline Cabiedes. In Ecuador he leaves 17 brothers and sisters-in-law and many nieces and nephews. A funeral mass will take place on Saturday, January 17, 2004 at Sangre de Cristo Catholic Church, 8901 Candelaria NE at 10:00 a.m. Internment will follow at Gate of Heaven Cemetery, 7500 Paseo del Norte NE. In lieu of flowers, friends may make contributions to Martineztown House of Neighborly Service, 808 Edith Blvd. NE, Albuquerque, NM 87102. Sunrise Funeral Options 7601 Wyoming Blvd NE Albuquerque, NM 87109 (505) 821-0010
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