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KNIGHT -- Joe T. Knight, Age 76, passed into the Lord's hands on December 28, 2003. A loving husband, father, brother, grandfather, and friend. Joe is survived by his wife of 48 years, Lois O. Knight, daughter Beverly L. Schifani and husband Joseph G. Schifani, granddaughter, Faith Schifani, son Brian D. Knight and wife Claudia A. Knight all of Albuquerque. Additional survivors include Joe's younger brother William M. Knight and wife Glyneth A. Knight of Lubbock, TX, as well as numerous cousins. Joe is preceded in death by his parents Bertram D. Knight and Gertrue E. Knight, both of Childress, TX. He was born in Childress, TX on January 21, 1927. He was raised in Childress, TX and served in the U. S. Army during World War II as well as the Air Force Reserve for several years following the war. In 1948, Joe relocated to Albuquerque, NM and he retired from the U. S. Department of Energy in 1983, having completed 35 years of service as a Quality Electrical Engineer. Following his retirement from DOE, Joe joined Sandia Consultants, Inc. as a Consultant and he traveled extensively throughout the United States in both of his careers. In 1948, Joe also became licensed as an Amateur Radio Operator. He was highly active and dedicated to Amateur Radio from that time forward. He held the Amateur Radio Call Sign of W5PDY which he referred to phonetically as W5 "Pretty Darn Young" and his wife Lois presently holds the call sign of KC5CXO. Joe was extremely involved in New Mexico Search and Rescue operations and served as the New Mexico Section Manager for the American Radio Relay League (ARRL) for 27 years. An old-time member of the Sandia Base Radio Club and the Albuquerque Amateur Radio Club, Joe assisted in organizing the Amateur Radio Caravan Club and was its first Emergency Caravan Master. He also helped establish the Upper Rio FM Society, having served as President and Board Member. Joe was a Charter Member of the Albuquerque Chapter of the Quarter Century Wireless Association (QCWA) as well as the Albuquerque DX Association and a Life Member of QCWA, ARRL and the Upper Rio FM Society. He was a member of numerous Amateur Radio Clubs and Nets throughout the Southwest and had a special interest in the New Mexico Radio Collectors Club. Joe was a pioneer in the creation of the Atomic Museum. He served as Vice President/Board Member of the ALO Employees Federal Credit Union. For the past 55 years Joe was a member of Central United Methodist Church having served as a board member and usher. He was also a Life Member of Hiram Lodge #13 A.F. & A.M, served as a board member and Rainbow Dad for Albuquerque Chapter #20 of the Order of Rainbow for Girls, and, for the past several years, served as a volunteer at the Albuquerque VA Hospital. Joe Knight truly left the rest of us a legacy, mainly, "serve others before yourself" with his philanthropic desire to assist others. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the ARRL Knight Distinguished Service Award or the ARRL Foundation Scholarship Fund at ARRL, 225 Main Street, Newington, CT 06111-1494. Memorial Donations may also be made to the American Lung Association of New Mexico, 120 Sierra Dr. NE, Albuquerque, NM 87108, or the Presbyterian Healthcare Foundation, P.O. Box 26666, Albuquerque, NM 87125-6666. A family visitation will be held from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., Thursday, January 1st at French Mortuary, University Blvd. Chapel. A Memorial Service will be conducted on Friday, January 2nd at 2:00 p.m., at Central United Methodist Church, 1615 Copper NE. French Mortuary 1111 University Blvd. NE 843-6333
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LUCAS -- Urith May Lucas passed away peacefully on December 28, 2003. Born in Lexington Kentucky, she chose to make Albuquerque her home for over 50 years. She was a writer for the Albuquerque Tribune for over 25 years. She was married to renowned violinist, Robert Allison. She is survived by a niece and nephews all of whom reside out of state. Private Services will be held.
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LUCIO -- Manuel and Silveria Lucio. Services are pending. Time and place of services to be announced. Services are in the care of: Garcia Mortuary 717 Stover Ave. SW 243-5222
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MCLEAN -- A visitation for Merle McLean will be held on Friday, January 2, 2003 from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at Fitzgerald & Son Funeral Directors. Services will take place on Saturday at 10:00 a.m. on January 3, 2003 in the chapel of Fitzgerald & Sons Funeral Directors, with Mr. John Phillis officiating. Interment will follow at Sunset Memorial Park Cemetery. In lieu of flowers a memorial contribution can be made to the Albuquerque Christian Children Home, 5700 Winter Haven Rd. NW, Albuquerque NM or to the Life Line of Hope, 1492 Laurel Valley Rd., Kalespell, Montana 59901. Arrangements are under the direction of: Fitzgerald & Son Funeral Directors 3113 Carlisle Blvd. 884-1188
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MOORE -- Russell Moore, 72, an Albuquerque lawyer for over 45 years, died December 19, 2003 in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. A memorial service will be held at St. John's Cathedral, 318 Silver SW, Albuquerque, on Friday, January 2, 2004 at 10:00 a.m. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be sent to either Jardin de Los Ninos Gabriel Mistral, Bucerias, Nayarit, MX c/o New Mexico Bank and Trust, Attn: Greg Leyendecker, 320 Gold SW, Albuquerque, NM 87102 or Hogares, 1218 Griegos Road NW, Albuquerque, NM 87107.
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RIGEL -- Mary Kathryn Rigel, 91, of Chalmette, LA. Beloved mother, grandmother, sister and aunt went to her heavenly home Sunday, December 14, 2003. She was born February 28, 1912 in Windsor, CO. Mrs. Rigel resided in Albuquerque from 1990 to 2000. At the time of her death, she resided at Sloans Sonshine Home in Chalmette, LA. She loved life and was a great story teller. While in Albuquerque, she enjoyed Thursday meetings with her friends, "The Golden Girls". Survivors are two daughters, Georgia M. Davis and husband, Bob of Albuquerque and Mary Jane Bordelon and husband, Tommy and Mary Jane's former husband, Philip J. Dragon all of Violet, LA; three sons, James D. (Bud) Rigel and wife, Lena of Albuquerque, William B. Rigel and wife, LeAnn of Lutz, FL and Robert E. Rigel of Oakland, CA; two brothers, Harry Jacoby and wife, Buelah of LaSalle, CO and Rueben Jacoby and wife, Betty of Johnstown, CO; nieces and nephews; eight grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren. Services were held December 18, 2003 in Greeley, CO. Interment was at the Johnstown, CO Cemetery. We want to thank everyone for their kindness with calls, cards, flowers and most of all your love and prayers.
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SAUCEDO SR. -- Philip T. Saucedo, Sr., 64, a resident of Albuquerque since 1998, died suddenly at the Heart Hospital of NM, Sunday, December 28, 2003. He is survived by his wife, Mary Lou Saucedo of Albuquerque; daughter, Martha Bennetts of Albuquerque; son, Phil Saucedo, Jr and wife, Renee of Albuquerque; daughters, Lisa Mauricio and husband, Roy of South Bend, IN and Stephanie Luchetti and husband, Mike of Katy, TX; eight grandchildren, Thomas Bennetts, Rebekah Burton, Maxx and Valerie Saucedo, Isabel, Dante, and Trae Mauricio, and Marissa Luchetti; brothers, Gabe Saucedo, Jr of Gallup, NM, Jimmy Saucedo of Kirtland, NM, and Johnny Saucedo of Gallup, NM and Lorraine Saucedo of Henderson, NV; brother-in-law, Vern Mellinger of Gallup, NM; mother-in-law, Ann Meese of Gallup, NM; and numerous nieces, nephews, and extended family members. He was preceded in death by his parents, Gabe and Clara Saucedo; brother, Charlie Saucedo; and sister, Janet Marcelli. Mr. Saucedo was born and raised in Gallup, NM. "Bear" graduated from Gallup High School in 1958. Mr. Saucedo was a member of the Elks and he coached summer league baseball in Gallup for many years. He was also a member of Annunciation Parish and NM Army National Guard. Phil loved his family, friends, and fishing buddies, and most of all, his wife, Mary Lou. Rosary will be recited Friday, January 2, 2004, 7:00 p.m., at French Mortuary, Lomas Blvd. Chapel, with The Marianites reciting. Mass will be celebrated Saturday, January 3, 2004, 8:30 a.m., at Our Lady of the Annunciation Catholic Church, Claremont and Vermont St. NE. Cremation will follow and private interment of cremated remains will take place at a later date. Honorary pallbearers will be the many people whose lives were touched by Phil. Friends may visit French Mortuary, Friday, January 2, 2004, 5:00 p.m. to rosary. French Mortuary 10500 Lomas Blvd. NE 275-3500
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SHEAFFER -- Franklin M. Sheaffer, Age 73, of Albuquerque, passed away on November 27, 2003. Franklin was retired from the U.S. Air Force, and spent time in both Korea and Thailand. He is survived by a brother, Clifford Ward, and sister, Sharon Ward, of E. Petersburg, PA as well as three sons, Jeffery Ludwig of Santa Fe, Frank Sheaffer of Albuquerque, and David Sheaffer of Murfreesboro, TN. A service at the Santa Fe National Cemetery is scheduled for January 5, 2004 at 10:00 a.m. May he rest in peace.
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SILVA -- Annie T. Silva, "Our Queen Mother", age 86, went home to be with the Lord on Monday, December 29, 2003, at home, surrounded by her loving family. She was a long time resident of Bernalillo, New Mexico. Annie was preceded in death by her husband Tony Silva and she is survived by her two loving daughters, Teresa Fielding and husband Al, Priscilla Baldonado and her late husband Marcial; her beloved grandchildren, Anthony Baldonado and wife Olivia, Rosanna Montoya-Duran and husband Joseph, Ann Michelle Gonzales and husband Patrick, Rick Montoya and wife Roxie, Eric Baldonado and wife Margaret, Audrey Fielding and Andy Ramirez; her precious great grandchildren, Jonathan Baldonado and fiancee Stephanie, Jessica Baldonado and husband Eddy, Cassandra Montoya, Jenise Gonzales and Cecilia Ramirez. Also surviving are her beloved brother, Elias Trujillo and wife Sarita; her blessed sister Ora Correa; several half brothers and sisters; her special friend Bert Graff and numerous nieces and nephews. A graveside service will be held at 11:30am on Friday, January 2, 2003 at the Santa Fe National Cemetery. Arrangements by Direct Funeral Services, 2919 4th ST. NW. ABQ. 505-343-8008
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TATE -- Sandra Darlene "Sandy" of Pontiac, MI; suddenly December 13, 2003; age 59; mother of Steven (Jeannette) Tate of Albuquerque, NM; grandmother of Jennifer Tate, Vanessa, Eugene and David; also survived by three great-grandchildren; daughter of Edith (the late Leibern) Lockwood. Sandy was employed as a Customer Accounts Advisor at Oakland Family Services, Pontiac. A Funeral Service was held December 18, 2003 at the Lewis E. Wint & Son TRUST 100 Funeral Home, Clarkston, MI. Memorials may be made to Oakland Family Services.
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