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PEREA -- Mr. Joe H. Perea, 64, a resident of Albuquerque passed away on February 7, 2004. Mr. Perea is survived by his wife, Erlinda; his children, Mary "Beatrice" Bozell and husband, Ken, Mary "Liz" Anaya and husband, Joe, "Larry" Joseph Perea, and Michelle Pino and son, Michael P. Pino; one sister, Linda Gutierrez and husband, Lowrey; two brothers, Robert Perea and wife, Susanna, and Pancho Perea; five grandchildren, Nathaniel Pino and wife, Sara, Kendell and Kellie Bozell, Flora Marie Perea, Ashley Perea and Daisey Baca; a special aunt, Juanita Anzures; many other aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Mr. Perea was a member of the Catholic Church. He loved music, and loved to play the guitar as a member of Del and The Tempos. A visitation for Mr. Perea will be Monday evening from 6:30pm until 7:00pm at Our Lady of the Most Holy Rosary Catholic Church, with a Rosary to be recited at 7:00pm by Ernestine Ortiz. A final visitiation will be Monday morning from 8:30am until 9:00am at Our Lady of the Most Holy Rosary Catholic Church, 5415 Fortuna Rd. NW, with Mass of Christian Burial to be celebrated at 9:00am. Interment will follow at Mount Calvary cemetery. Pallbearers will be, Tommy Torres, Diego Duran, Nathaniel Pino, James Gutierrez, Christopher Perea, Oscar Garcia, Joe Jaramillo, and Richard Galaz. Honorary Pallbearers will be Michael Salas, Ben Baldwin, Gilbert Castillo and Eleyto Salas. Arrangements by: Gabaldon Mortuary 1000 Old Coors Rd SW 243-7861
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STEPHENS -- Isabel Stephens, 69, passed away February 5, 2004. Isabel was loved by the children of Griegos Elementary and La Luz Elementary, and had retired from the Albuquerque Public Schools in 1993. Isabel was a life long member and officer of American Legion Auxiliary Unit 100, and was always there to lend a helping hand and care for others. She was the loving Mother of daughter, Kathy Silva and her husband Robert; grandchildren, Amanda Gonzales, Monique Silva, and Ruben Silva; great grandchildren, Desiree Gonzales, Joseph I. Gonzales, and Steven Daniel Martinez Jr.; special friends, Randy and Carole Ward, Sarah Grimm, and Pricilla Grimm. The angels have taken our beloved mother, grandmother, Great Grandmother, and dearest friend to join God In Heaven. God Bless You and Keep You Isabel. A short viewing will be at the Direct Funeral Services Chapel on Tuesday, February 10, 2004, from 6:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. A Memorial service will be held on Wednesday, February 11, 2004, at 11:00 a.m. at the Montgomery Place Church of God, 3601 Montgomery Blvd. NE. Pastor Richard A. Mansfield officiating. A reception will follow at the American Legion Post 13, 1201 Mountain Road NE. Arrangements by: Direct Funeral Services 2919 4th NW ABQ 343-8008.
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TIEFA -- Burnell K. Tiefa, resident of Albuquerque since 1962, passed away February 3, 2004 at his home. Burnell was born in Arvada, CO, July 26, 1932. He was an athlete, a Coastguardsman, graduate of Colorado Univ, and computer programmer. He loved Beethoven, art, and feeding the birds. Burnell was the loving son of Edith and Reinhold. He is survived by his children, Marc, Kurt, and Cathleen Tiefa; grandchildren, Aaron, Daniel, Diane, and Alexis Tiefa; and his loving companion, Sandra Bilberry. Now he is with his beloved dog, Buddy. In lieu of flowers, send donations to Animal Humane Society.
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TORRES -- Carmen Torres, 62, went home to be with the Lord on February 7, 2004. An evening prayer service will be held on Monday at 7:00 p.m. at the Monte de Sion Church, 1001 Barelas Rd. S.W. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday also at the Monte de Sion Church at 10:00 a.m. Burial will follow at the Sunset Memorial Park. Services are in the care of: GARCIA MORTUARY 717 Stover Ave. S.W. 243-5222
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ARAGON -- Maximiliano "Max," "Tata," Aragon,The family would like to thank all of their relatives and friends who were in attendance of the Rosary and Funeral Services. They would also like to express their gratitude for all the love, care and compassion that has been shown to them. Arrangements by Salazar & Sons Mortuary 400 Third St. SW 247-4124
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BECKSTROM -- Kenneth W. Beckstrom 85, long-time Albuquerque resident, passed away February 5, 2004 in Littleton, CO. Born in Raynesford, Montana in 1918. Received Engineering-Physics degree from Montana State University in 1939, served in US Army Air Corps/USAF from 1940 to 1962, retiring with rank of Lt. Colonel. Retired from NM State Highway Department after 18 years of service. He married Marie M. Noll in 1951, who predeceased him in 1990. hey raised four children, son Eric (wife Jamie) of Albuquerque, daughter Martha McKinley (husband Bill) of Parker, CO, daughter Mauria Vokaty (husband Craig) of Highlands Ranch, CO, and son Charles (wife Lisa)of Parker CO. He served his country in WWII in the South Pacific with the 43rd Bomb Group and in Europe with the 398th Bomb Group completing a total of 63 combat missions. He was awarded the Silver Star with Oak Leaf Cluster, Distinguished Flying Cross, Air Medal with 5 Oak Leaf Clusters, Purple Heart, and Distinguished Unit Citation with One Oak Leaf Cluster. He served as Squadron Commander in the Korean War. He is survived by his four children, four grandsons, Brad Beckstrom, Connor and Casey McKinley and Ryan Beckstrom. He married Dorothy Francis in 1993. In lieu of flowers the family requests memorial contributions be made to a Hospice Program of choice. Memorial services pending. Fitzgerald & Son Funeral Directors 884-1188.
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CHAVEZ -- Philip L. Chavez, was reunited with his mother, father, and brothers, on Wednesday, February 4, 2004. He is preceded in death by his parents, Victorino and Maria Chavez; and brothers, Joe and Tommy Chavez. Philip is survived by his sons, Raymond "Dino" and wife, Patricia, Errol and wife, Pam, Lonnie Chavez, and Ronnie and wife, Debbie; daughter, Liz Duran; grandchildren, Vanessa, Adrian, Victor, Iris, Santiago, Ronnie II, Elysia, Sara, and Raymond Chavez, Anthony and Sarina Duran, Desaray Valdez, and Isaiah Baca; brother, Lawrence Chavez; sisters, Carmen Sisneros and husband, Pancho, and Rosie Duran; many other nieces and nephews, family and friends who loved and will miss him. Philip's lifelong passion was baseball. He loved watching his sons and grandsons play. He was a permanent fixture at Coronado Little League always in the "front row". Services will be held at Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Church in Bernalillo. A Rosary will be recited on Friday, February 6, 2004, at 7:00 p.m. A Mass will be celebrated on Monday, February 9, 2004, at 10:00 a.m. Burial will follow at Our Lady of Sorrows Cemetery. Pallbearers will be all of the grandchildren. Arrangements by Direct Funeral Services, 2919 4th NW ABQ, 343-8008.
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CORDOVA -- Joe Mario Cordova, 69, a resident of Rio Rancho for 7 years, died on February 5, 2004. He is survived by his wife, Eleen V. Cordova of Rio Rancho; son, Jason Cordova of Puerto Rico; two sisters, Beatrice Garcia of Longmont, CO and Rose Garcia and husband, Toby of Tucumcari. Joe retired from the United States Air Force in 1972 after 20 years of service. During his enlistment he served two years in Vietnam. After his military career, Joe was employed by the Lockheed Corporation in Iran where he met his future wife, Eleen. Later, he was employed by the Boeing Company in Istanbul, Turkey. After leaving Turkey he worked for 12 years in the U.S. Civil Service. He was a member of First Baptist Church in Rio Rancho. Service will take place on Tuesday, February 10, 2004 at 10:00 a.m. at First Baptist Church of Rio Rancho, 3906 19th Ave. SE, with Reverend Si Budagher, officiating. Burial will follow at Santa Fe National Cemetery, at 2:30 p.m. with full military honors. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to First Baptist Church of Rio Rancho, 3906 19th Ave. SE, Rio Rancho, NM 87124. French Mortuary 9300 Golf Course Rd. NW (505) 897-0300
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CORKRAN -- Mrs. Alberta J. Corkran passed away Saturday, February 7, 2004, in Albuquerque. Alberta was preceded in death by her husband of sixty-three years, Ray R. Corkran in March of 2001. Alberta was born Alberta Jean Headley in Smith Center, Kansas on January 9, 1915. She and Ray met while attending UNM and were longtime residents of Albuquerque. Alberta worked at Sandia National Lab for many years and upon their retirement, she and Ray enjoyed extensive travel throughout the world. Alberta is survived by two daughters and their husbands, Rajeane and J.T. Jack and Nan and Jay Hamner, both of Albuquerque; two grand-daughters and their husbands, Kristy and Rick Waldraff and Kara Lea and Steve Nixon, both of Abilene, Texas; one grandson and his wife, Jim and Kimberly Jack, of Arlington, Texas; seven great grandchildren; and an extended family of friends. Alberta's family expresses heartfelt gratitude to Mrs. Harold (Trish) Davis for her professional expertise, loving care, and friendship. A family service will be held at Sunset Memorial Park. Memorial contributions may be made to a charity of choice. French Mortuary 1111 University Blvd. NE 843-6333
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COTINOLA -- David Louis Cotinola, 82, a resident of Albuquerque, passed away peacefully at home, Thursday, January 29,2004. He was preceded in death by his wife, Toni. Mr. Cotinola is survived by his children, Lorraine Cotinola, David Cotinola Jr., Frank Cotinola, Marty Cotinola, Corrine Harvey, Daveene Lawhon, Janet Booth, Janice Wines & Patti Bump; 18 grandchildren; six great-granchildren; A sister, Marcella Ortega; a brother, Henry Cotinola; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Cremation has taken place and a private Memorial service and celebration of this precious man's life was conducted by Ron Gallegos; Rosary was conducted by his friends, Nancy and Richard Tapia; songs of praise were sung by Johnny and Karla Zabalza; and granddaughter, Rachel Harvey at the home of his daughter. He will be extremely missed by all who knew and loved him.
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