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WEEKS -- Gerald Edwin Weeks. Saturday, December 13, 2003, 68, passed gently into his next life to join his beloved wife, Gale. During his life he dedicated himself to public service. He served in the U.S. Armed Forces for 32 years; was a public school teacher for 22 years and served two consecutive terms in the New Mexico State Legislature. His incredible presence will be missed by those who knew and loved him. He is survived by daughter, Sharon Richardson and husband, Steve; daughter, Brenda Logsdon and husband, Mark; and son, Gerald Mark Weeks and wife, Maureen, all of Albuquerque; a brother, Donald Weeks and wife, Rebecca of Amarillo, TX; grandsons, Alan Lee Logsdon, Steven Andrew Richardson, Shane Ryan Richardson; Aaron Mark Logsdon, Christopher Kaill Embry-Weeks, Gerald Duncan Kynon Weeks and Aodhan Connor Sinclair Weeks; granddaughters, Shawna Renee Richardson, Amanda Marie-Frances Logsdon, Tarynn Rebekah Gale Weeks; all of Albuquerque. Services will be held Friday, December 19, at 10:00 a.m., at Grace Church, 6901 San Antonio NE. Friends may visit Thursday, December 18, from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., French Mortuary, Wyoming Blvd. Chapel. French Mortuary 7121 Wyoming Blvd. NE 823-9400
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WILLIAMS -- Gabe Williams, beloved husband, father and grandfather passed away at his home in Albuquerque, New Mexico on December 13, 2003. Gabe was 86 years old and had a rich life with his family, friends, neighbors, colleagues, and students. Born on October 26, 1917, he was a member of the Oneida Indian Tribe of Wisconsin educated at Jones Academy, Oklahoma City University, and Tulsa University. Married on January 28, 1945 to Beulah R. Hook, he served three years in the Navy in World War II as a Torpedoman First Class, stationed at both New London, Connecticut and Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. Gabe and Beulah had three children, Julia, Daryl, and Ronald. Although his spirit is with them still, Beulah and his children and their families will miss him as he was the backbone of the family. Julia and her sons, Neil and Kyle, Daryl and his wife, Cathryn, and Ronald and his wife, Kathy and children, Andrea and Nathan all share memories of his wisdom, quiet strength, athletic abilities, and moral integrity. He retired from the Bureau of Indian Affairs in 1974, after serving for over 27 years as a professional educator: teacher, guidance counselor, coach, principal and education specialist in various locations throughout Indian Country (Nebraska, Montana, New Mexico, and Arizona). Gabe was preceded in death by his mother; father; and three brothers. A man of intelligence, compassion, courage and dry humor, Gabe will be missed by all who he touched in this life. We celebrate his rest in the arms of the Lord and the care of the Angels, looking forward to the day when we are joined again in love and the light of the Creator. Visitation will be Wednesday, December 17, 2003 from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. at Chapel of Sunrise, 7601 Wyoming Blvd NE, with Funeral Service to follow at 3:00 p.m. Sunrise Funeral Options 7601 Wyoming Blvd NE Albuquerque, NM 87109 (505)821-0010
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ADKINS -- Gerald Patrick Adkins, January 26, 1937 to December 10, 2003 Gerry died of cancer at his home in Seattle, WA on December 10, 2003 at the age of 66. Gerry leaves behind loving family members: mother Wynona Adkins, Seattle, WA; son Mark Adkins & Mark's wife Tanya Adkins, and grandson Benjamin Adkins, Issaquah, WA. Gerry will be missed. Gerry was known in the architectural community in Albuquerque in his formative years as a student. Gerry worked for architect, Joe Boehning, in summers and after graduation, for Flatow Moore Bryan and Fairburn. He considered both as being among the finest of architecture firms. Gerry earned his Bachelor of Architecture degree at the University Of New Mexico. Gerry practiced architecture for WMFL Architects (later known as Integrus Architecture) in Spokane, WA, and became principal in charge of design. He was responsible for numerous award winning projects including The Spokane Opera House and Convention Center and the Farm Home Credit Banks of Spokane. His work also included a number of national awards for energy conscious design. Gerry taught architecture for one year as distinguished visiting Architect in Residence at the University Of Idaho during 1976. Gerry married Katherine Dunbar in New Mexico in 1966 and son Mark was born later that year. Gerry and his family moved to Spokane in 1969, where Gerry lived and practiced architecture until just after the marriage ended in 1982. He then lived in Anchorage, AK for a couple years, and finally Seattle, WA, having practiced architecture in both cities. Gerry was a devoted parent to Mark, a devoted son to widowed mother Wynona, and will be missed deeply by close friends, who considered Gerry to be a unique and intelligent individual. Cremation will be conducted by Bonney-Watson. Memorial service and no host lunch will be held at 11:15 a.m. on Thursday December 18, 2003 in the Private Dining room of the 67 Restaurant in the Edgewater Hotel, 2411 Alaskan Way, Seattle, WA 98121. Remembrances may be made to your local American Cancer Society.
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AUTRY -- Eldon Winston Autry, 83, recently deceased is also survived by an adopted son from his first marriage. From his second marriage to Evangelina A. Autry, deceased, he is survived by his sole, natural daughter, Gail Lee Autry of Albuquerque; and her three children, Jonathan Brian, USAF, Colorado Springs, CO, David Alan, USN, Washington, DC, and Theodora, Albuquerque. During his marriage to Evangelina "Helen", he legally adopted Richard and Vangie Autry of Albuquerque.
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AVILA -- Eloy J. Avila died Saturday, December 13, 2003. He was a member of the Senior Olympics and involved with the Retired Senior Volunteer Program. Pallbearers will be Vernon, Eddie and Manuel Avila, Anthony Nuanes and Patrick and E.J. Avila. Services will be held Tuesday 3.00 p.m. Salazar & Sons Mortuary. Burial will follow at the Fairview Cemetery. Salazar and Sons Mortuary 400 Third St. SW. 505-247-4124
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BACA -- Josefita "Fita" Baca, 95, a resident of Albuquerque, passed away Saturday, December 13, 2003. She was born July 12, 1908 in Socorro, New Mexico to Jose and Monica Pino. She is survived by her daughter, Connie Chavez and husband, Anthony of Albuquerque; grandchildren, Stephen Chavez, Selena Martinez-Metzgar and Gregory Chavez; great-grandchildren, Angelica, Mya, Ryne, Tye, Stephanie, Christopher, Madyson and Royce; and a sister, Mela Gonzales, of Albuquerque. She was preceded in death by her husband, Estevan Baca in 1986; daughters, Romelia and Guadalupe, two brothers and seven sisters. Rosary will be recited Tuesday, December 16, 2003, 7:30 p.m., at San Felipe de Neri Catholic Church, 2005 N. Plaza NW. Mass of the Resurrection will be celebrated Wednesday, December 17, 2003, 10:00 a.m., at San Felipe de Neri Catholic Church, with Monsignor Leo Lucero, Celebrant. Interment will follow at Mt. Calvary Cemetery. Hillcrest Funeral Home 225 San Mateo NE 265-5959
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BATY -- Jerome Arthur Baty, May 19, 1965, A lifelong resident of Albuquerque passed away on December 12, 2003. He was preceded in death by his mother, Stella Frison. He is survived by his father ,Arthur Baty; daughters, Janae Baty and Alicia Badgley; brother, Michael Frison and wife, Freida; sister, Maria Sena; nieces and nephews, Angel-Denee, Antoinette, Andrew, Kayla, Zachery and Anissa; one special cousin, Danny Martinez and wife, Debbie; several other aunts, uncles and cousins. Jerome will always be in our hearts and thoughts. You will always be missed by us. A Rosary will be given for Jerome on Monday December 15, 7:00 p.m., at Queen Of Heaven Parish. 5311 Phoenix Ave. NE. A Mass will follow on Tuesday morning at 11:00 a.m.
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DAVIS -- Lawrence Burton 'L.B' Davis (Red), 88, a resident of Belen, passed away on Saturday, December 13, 2003. Funeral Services will be held on Wednesday, December 17, 2003 at 10:00 a.m.at Riverside Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will take place in Sweetwater, Texas. Arrangements by Riverside Funeral Home in Belen, 864-4448.
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GARCIA -- Connie Marie Garcia, 64, a resident of Rio Rancho, went to be with the Lord on Saturday, December 13, 2003. Connie was born March 10, 1939 the daughter of Justo and Agneda Martinez Montoya in Las Vegas, New Mexico. Connie was a nurse, working in a nursing care facility. She was a member of St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church; she was a devoted mother and she worked hard to provide for her family. Her family was her life! The youngest "light" of her life was her granddaughter, Autumn. She was the BEST Mom and Grandmother ever! Connie was preceded in death by her parents; two sons, Peter and Timothy Garcia; two brothers, Macario and Jesus A. Montoya; and one sister, Cora Martinez. She is survived by two children, Vanessa S. Garcia-Hofheins and husband Mark of Albuquerque, and Yolanda R. Garcia and husband Chuck Melendez of Albuquerque; three sisters, Vangie Garcia of Albuquerque, Esther Perea of La Junta, CO, and Isabelle Martinez of Albuquerque; one grandchild, Autumn Hofheins; numerous cousins, nieces, nephews, and friends of the family. The Visitation will be held on Tuesday, December 16, 2003 from 4 PM to 8 PM with a Rosary being recited at 7:00 PM in the Chapel of Vista Verde Mortuary, Sara Rd. at Meadowlark Ln., Rio Rancho. The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Wednesday, December 17, 2003 at 12:00 Noon at St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church. Interment will follow in Vista Verde Memorial Park. It has been suggested that in lieu of flowers, memorials be made to the American Diabetes Association, New Mexico Branch, 525 San Pedro Dr. NE, Albuquerque, NM 87108, or to The Luekemia & Lymphoma Society, 3150 Carlisle Blvd. NE, Albuquerque, NM 87110. Arrangements by: Vista Verde Mortuary Rio Rancho, New Mexico 892-9920
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GARCIA -- Stacy Marie Garcia, born June 7, 1973, passed away Friday, December 12, 2003. She is survived by her Fianc Tony Gutierrez Jr.; daughters, Monique and Amanda Gutierrez; mother, Jennie and husband Albert Lopez; sisters, Linda Garcia, Angela Garcia, Irene Garcia, and Crystal Garcia; brother, Anthony Garcia and wife Jennifer; grandfather, Abel Garcia and wife Lupe; grandmother, Bernice Hall. Stacy was preceded in death by her son, Richard Gutierrez; father, Richard Modesto Garcia; and grandmother, Elbia Garcia. Services will be held at Holy Family Catholic Church, 562 Atrisco Drive SW. A Rosary will be recited on Tuesday, December 16, 2003 at 7:00 p.m. A Mass will be celebrated on Wednesday, December 17, 2003 at 10:00 a.m., with burial to follow at Mt Calvary Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Nick Gutierrez, Gary Gutierrez, Arubel Jaramillo, Dragon Martinez, Harrison Few and Aaron Chavez. Honorary pallbearers will be Abel Garcia Jr., and Ronald Sandoval. Arrangements by Direct Funeral Services, 2919 4th NW ABQ, NM 87107, 343-8008.
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