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HALL -- Robert W. Hall, our precious friend, husband, dad, papa and grandpapa went to be with his living savior on Monday, October 20, 2003. He was born in Buffalo, New York, August 1928. Mother, Mary Arnold. Raised from five weeks to 22 years by foster parents, Clayton and Lois Hoyle in Bemus Point, NY. Served four years on the New York National Guard, married Carol Bly Hall, June 1950. Moved to Albuquerque, August 1950. Employed by Sandia Labs five years, then opened his own photography studio in 1962, until 1991. He was a master Photography-craftsman. Past president of New Mexico State PPANM and Southwest Professional Photographers of five states. He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Carol; five children, nine grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Deborah and Larry Altergott, Jennifer and Kalysta, Steven and Jan Hall of Denver Colorado, Shawn, Cory and Wesley. Craig and Penny Hall, Kelly and Lindsey. Terri and Steve Brogdon, Ashley, Nicole and Danielle. Roberta Hall, youngest daughter; mother-in-law, Ruth Bly Pitts. A member of Heights Cumberland Presbyterian Church for 39 years. Moved to Valencia county in 1992. Memorial Service will be Saturday, October 25, 2003 at 1:00 p.m. , Heights Cumberland Presbyterian Church. In lieu of flowers, please give to your favorite charity or church. He died of complications from a stroke. He was at home for three months before passing, with care from his youngest, Roberta Hall.
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HIGGINS -- Hope Lee (Denson) Higgins, 82, went home to Glory on Sunday, October 19, 2003. She was born Tuesday, July 12, 1921, in Canton, TX, the third of five children of Ernest E. and Oma Denson. Hope attended nursing school in Sweetwater, TX in 1941, where she met Dr. W. B. Higgins who had recently graduated from the National College of Chiropractic in Chicago, IL. They were married November 8, 1941. They arrived in Roswell, NM on December 8, 1941, where they would build his chiropractic practice and raise their family. Hope raised her family and continued to live in Roswell until May 1998, when she moved to Albuquerque to be near her son and granddaughter, Jean Quintana. She was the "Wind Beneath the Wings" of all who were close to her. All of her life energy was given to the success and victories of those around her. She was one of the few people who spoke only soft words and made no enemies in life. Hope was preceded in death by her husband of 55 years Dr. W. B. Higgins; her daughter, Edith Marie Lane; and her brother, Bill Denson. She is survived by her son, Wm. Bruce Higgins of Albuquerque; granddaughter, Mary Jean Quintana and husband John of Farmington; granddaughter, Charlotte L. Higgins and fiance, Lance Westing of Dillingham, AK; great-grandson, Thomas Alexander Quintana; brother, Hugh Denson and wife, Eva of Tyler, TX; sisters, Ruth Fricks of Tyler, TX, and Joann Howard and husband, Lee of Huntsville, TX; daughter-in-love, Mary Thornton Higgins of Albuquerque; and numerous brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, and nieces and nephews. Services will be held at French Mortuary, Lomas Blvd. Chapel, on Saturday, October 25, 2003 at 3:00 p.m. Graveside service for Roswell area family and friends will be held on Monday, October 27, 2003, 2:00 p.m. at South Park Cemetery in Roswell. Friends may visit French Mortuary, Lomas Blvd. Chapel on Thursday, October 23, 2003 and Friday, October 24, 2003 from 3:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to benefit Alzheimer's Research Foundation in memory of Hope L. Higgins, Attn: Grants & Contributions, 1236 Ginger Cresent, Virginia Beach, VA 23456, The Breast Cancer Research Foundation in memory of Edith Lane, 654 Madison Ave, Suite 1209, New York, NY 10021, or Meals on Wheels in memory of Hope L. Higgins, P.O. Box 92614, Albuquerque, NM 87199. French Mortuary 10500 Lomas Blvd. NE 275-3500.
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LOBATO -- Louis A. Lobato February 20, 1918 - October 25, 2002 In Loving Memory Be at peace with the Lord. You are deeply missed. Your Family
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LOMASNEY -- Helen M. Lomasney, 92, a resident of Albuquerque for over 50 years, passed away on October 23, 2003. Helen was a member of the Goldstar Wives Association and the Women's National Bowling Association. She was a very loving and devoted wife and mother. Her children cherish their memories of a warm and immaculate home. Helen was a very patriotic woman and was proud to raise the American flag. Survivors include one daughter, Connie Tolman; one son, John W. Lomasney Jr.; six grandchildren, John Lomasney III, Erin Lomasney, James Fargo, John Fargo, Lisa Black, and Laurel Wickwire; 7.5 great-grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her husband, John W. Lomasney Sr.; one daughter, Mary Margaret Fargo; one sister, Marion Langdon. Services will be held on Monday, October 27, 2003 at 9:00 A.M. in Palm Chapel of Strong-Thorne Mortuary with Pastor Mark Stefanov officiating. Interment will be held at Santa Fe National Cemetery. Serving as casket bearers will be John Lomasney Jr., Ray Tolman, and James Fargo. Serving as honorary casket bearers will be Fred Black, Joshua Black, Cecil Haddock, and John Lomasney III. Arrangements are under the direction of: Strong-Thorne Mortuary 1100 Coal Ave. SE 842-8800
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MARTINEZ -- Margaret Martinez. Funeral Services will be held on Saturday at San Felipe de Neri Catholic Church where the Mass will be celebrated at 10:00 a.m. Burial will follow at Sunset Memorial Park. Arrangements by Salazar & Sons Mortuary, 400 Third St. SW
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MONTANO -- Julia Montano, age 86, beloved mother, grandmother, and sister was called home to be with the Lord our Savior, Friday, October 24, 2003, while surrounded by her loving family. Julia was born in Placitas, NM to the late Jose and Elvira Trujillo. She was preceded in death by her husband, Gilbert Montano on June 3, 2002. She is survived by her loving children, James Montano and wife Julia of Rio Rancho, Arthur Montano and wife Bertha of El Paso, TX, George Montano and wife Rita, Larry Montano and wife Lydia both of Bernalillo, Pat Montano and wife Viola of Albuquerque, Clyde Montano and wife Joyce of Rio Rancho, Christine Montano of Albuquerque, and Liz Abeyta and husband Robert of Albuquerque; numerous grandchildren; and great-grandchildren. Also surviving are two sisters, Miquela Rodriguez and Josephine Ringling; one brother, Jose Trujillo and wife Barbara; a very close friend of the family's, Edna Yoder; other relatives; and friends. Julia will be greatly missed by her loving family. The family sincerely appreciates the staff of Valle Norte Nursing Center, for the years of loving care given to our beloved mother. Visitations will be Sunday from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at Las Placitas Presbyterian Church in Placitas, NM. Evening services will be conducted Sunday at 7:30 p.m. also at the church. Funeral services will be conducted Monday at Las Placitas Presbyterian Church at 10:00 a.m., with Pastor Jane Harmes Officiating. Interment will follow at the San Antonio Land Grant Cemetery in Placitas, NM. Casket bearers will be Julia's sons, James, Arthur, George, Larry, Pat, and Clyde. Honorary bearers will be her grandsons, Alex, Jaime Armando, Isaac, Gabriel, Matthew, Dominic, Larry, Jr., Leonard, Eric, Steven, Adrian and Adric. Services are entrusted to: Alameda Mortuary 9420 4th Street NW 898-3160
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RICHARDS -- H. Scott Richards, 84 died October 19, 2003. Visitation will be held at French Mortuary, 1111 University Blvd. NE on Friday, October 24, 2003 from 2:00 p.m.- 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Services will be at Immanuel Presbyterian Church 114 Carlisle Blvd SE at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, October 25, 2003. Entombment will be at Sunset Memorial Park 924 Menaul Blvd. NE.
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SAMUELSON -- Karl Samuelson, too young, died Wednesday, October 22, 2003, while riding his Harley. Karl was a wonderful, fun and free-spirited man who lived every day to the fullest with his "Sunshine" Sharon Gordon. They were filled with the joy and excitement of planning their upcoming wedding on December 20th. They loved dancing, working with students, playing pool and living life to the fullest. Karl and Sharon rode together often and enjoyed new adventures. Karl graduated with honors from Albuquerque TVI in 2002 with an Associates Degree in Metals Technology. He worked as a machinist at Sandia National Labs and will be missed by all of his friends in Projects & Measurements, Building 840. Karl was committed to students and the community, demonstrated by his active participation in SkillsUSA, Sertoma Workforce 2000 and Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society. Karl suffered the loss of his teenage son, Karl Jr., 13 months ago and they are now reunited. Karl leaves behind his sister and brother-in-law, Jan and Lawrence Pollack; and several nieces and nephews in Omaha, NE. Karl's family also includes a huge circle of friends who loved him including Mike Gandy, Alain Archuleta, John Fitzpatrick and Susan Gordon and her children. His loss will be felt deepest by his sweetheart, Sharon, and her son, Seth Steffen. Seth filled a very special place in Karl's heart unlike any other. Seth has truly been enriched by Karl's influence and he will miss having "Krazy Karl" show up to his games on his Harley! The three lived, loved and laughed together. A final definition of his character was his donation to New Mexico Donor Services. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to TVI Foundation, c/o Karl Samuelson Scholarship Fund, 525 Buena Vista SE, Albuquerque, NM 87106. A celebration of his life will be held Monday, October 27, 2003, at 4:00 p.m., at French Mortuary, Wyoming Blvd. Chapel. Cremation has taken place. French Mortuary 7121 Wyoming Blvd. NE 823-9400
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SCARBOROUGH II -- Chris Scarborough II, 39, passed away on Thursday, October 23, 2003 in Socorro, NM. He was born December 1, 1963 to George and Barbara Scarborough in Socorro, NM. He is survived by his parents; his wife, Genevieve Lopez Scarborough of Socorro; son, Chris Scarborough III of Socorro; daughter, Candice Scarborough of Socorro; brother, Kip Scarborough of Las Cruces, NM; sisters, Kristol Baca and Kayla Scarborough both of Socorro; grandson, Chris Scarborough IV of Socorro; many nieces and nephews and other relatives and friends. A Rosary will be recited on Sunday, October 26, 2003 at San Miguel Catholic Church. Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Monday, October 27, 2003 at 10:00 a.m. at San Miguel with Father John C. Daniel as Celebrant. Interment will be in the Lemitar Cemetery. Arrangements are under the care of Steadman-Hall Funeral Home, 309 Garfield, Socorro, NM.
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SCARCELL -- Dennis M. Scarcell, Sr. P.E., formerly of Houston, PA, a resident of Albuquerque for 42 years, passed away on Wednesday, October 22, 2003, with his loving family at his bedside. Dennis is survived by his wife, Gloria Scarcell; his daughter, Lisa Robinson and husband, Robert of Taylor Ranch; his son, Dennis M. Scarcell, Jr. and wife, Elaine of Rio Rancho. He is also survived by his beloved grandchildren, Angelica Robinson, Evan Scarcell, Ryan Scarcell, Candice Robinson and husband, Jesse, all of Albuquerque; great-granddaughter, Amethyst Lee Robinson. He is also survived by his loving sister, Lois Scarcell of Houston, PA; loving brother, Ralph Scarcell and wife, Evelyn of Houston, PA; and loving sister, Sandy Roberts and husband, Jim of Prosperity, PA; and many nieces and nephews. Dennis was preceded in death by his mother, Ann Scarcell, and father, Louis Scarcell of Houston, PA. He was a Licensed Professional Electrical Engineer in the States of New Mexico, Arizona, Colorado, Texas, and California. Dennis had 35 plus years in the industry and owned and operated Allied Engineering for the last 19 years with his family. He designed over 3,000 projects in those states. His life was dedicated to his family and his business. A Rosary will be recited Friday, October 24, 2003, 7:00 p.m. at French Mortuary, Lomas Blvd. Chapel, 10500 Lomas Blvd. NE. Mass will be celebrated Saturday, October 25, 2003, 10:00 a.m. at Our Lady of the Most Holy Rosary, 5415 Fortuna Road NW, with Rev. Joel P. Garner, O. Praem, Celebrant, and Rev. Gene Gries, O. Praem, Co-Celebrant. Ennichment of cremated remains will take place at Sunset Memorial Park, 924 Menaul NE. Following the services, all are invited to a Celebration of Dennis' Life at the New Mexico Ballroom at the Hilton Hotel, 1901 University NE, at 1:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in honor of Dennis M. Scarcell to the Michael T. Glass Glioblastoma Research Foundation, P.O. Box 2020, New York, NY 10159. French Mortuary 10500 Lomas Blvd. NE 275-3500
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