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OZEPY -- Laura Ozepy, 86, a resident of Albuquerque since 1986, died on December 8, 2003. She is survived by one son, Robert D. Ozepy and wife, Carole of New Kensington, PA; one daughter, Kathleen D. Thomas and husband, David of Albuquerque; 21 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren. Laura is also survived by two brothers, Guy Bortz of Tennessee and Leonard Bortz and wife, Pat of Florida; 3 sisters, Margaurite Hoover and husband, Marion of California, Evelyn Artuso of Texas and Ruth Smith of Washington. She was preceded in death by her husband, Leonard M. Ozepy; a daughter, Karen M. Bahe and a son, Leonard Ozepy. Service will be held at St. Joseph Cemetery Chapel in Cincinnati, Ohio on Saturday, December 13, 2003 at 10:00 a.m. Interment will follow at St. Joseph Cemetery, 4300 Foley Rd. Memorial contributions may be made to The Parkinson's Disease Foundation, 710 W. 168th Street, New York, NY 10032. French Mortuary 9300 Golf Course Rd. NW (505) 897-0300
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PLUMHOFF -- Major Steven Plumhoff, a resident of Albuquerque, was killed while serving his Country in the War on Terrorism on November 23, 2003. He is survived by his wife of ten years Yvette LaPointe of Albuquerque; son, Gavyn Ruark Plumhoff of Albuquerque; mother, Hannalore Lode of Pueblo West, Colorado and father, Karl-Heinz Plumhoff also of Pueblo West Colorado; sister, Carola Plumhoff of Plainfield, New Jersey. Steven served as a Major in the United States Air Force with the 551st Special Operations Squadron. Memorial Funeral will be held on Friday, December 12, 2003 at Kirtland Air Force Base. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made for his son to the G.R.Plumhoff Trust c/o Tim LaPointe 3509 Briar Field Blvd. Maumee, Ohio 43537. French Mortuary 9300 Golf Course Rd. NW (505) 897-0300
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PURCELLA -- Louise F. Purcella, 81, passed away on Monday, December 8, 2003. She was born on January 19, 1922 in Angus, New Mexico and was a lifelong resident of New Mexico. She is survived by sons, Charles Purcella and wife, Viola, Gary Purcella and wife, Cathi, and Kenneth Purcella; daughter, Nancy Reinhardt and husband, Clyde; brother, Roy Copeland and wife, Lena; sister, Loree Burton; 12 grandchildren, 26 great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband Charlie and sons, Jerry and baby Thurman. Louise was a homemaker whose greatest joy came from spending time with her family. All of her children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and many others for whom she baby-sat throughout the years affectionately called her "Granny". Funeral services will be held at 3:00 p.m., Thursday, December 11, 2003 at French Mortuary, 1111 University Blvd, NE. The committal service and interment will be held at 1:00 p.m., Friday, December 12, 2003 at the Angus Cemetery near Alto, New Mexico. Should friends desire; memorial contributions may be made to the Kidney Foundation of NM, P.O. Box 14238, Albuquerque, NM 87191. French Mortuary 1111 University Blvd, NE (505) 843-6333
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REIMER -- Maria Dolores Reimer, 1915-2003. Born in Tokay, NM to Pablo and Dorotea Romero. Maria is preceded in death by her son, Florindo; siblings, Alcadio and Ofelia Quintana. She is survived by Lea Rea, Bolivia, Robert of Washington DC, Rosendo and wife Sophie, Ernie and wife Bertha; 5 grandsons; several great grandchildren and great-great grandchildren; many nieces and nephews, other family and friends who loved and will miss her. A Memorial Mass will be celebrated at St Anne Catholic Church, 1400 Arenal SW on Thursday, December 11, 2003, at 10:00am. A private burial will follow. Arrangements by Direct Funeral Services 2919 4th NW ABQ, NM 87107 343-8008.
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SANCHEZ -- Ray R. Sanchez. As we continue to grieve and shed our tears, the family of Ray Robert Sanchez, his mother Nora, his sisters Linda Martinez, Judy Sanchez-Torres, Rita Cordova and husband Joe, all his nieces and nephews would like to extend their sincere gratitude to all the family, neighbors, friends, and coworkers of Ray for their help, compassionate words, thoughts and prayers that helped us to be strong during our recent devastating loss. We would like to extend a special thank you to the following individuals and organizations for their help and support: Father Eggert - Our Lady of Fatima; Albuquerque Police Department; Chief Gilbert G. Gallegos; Deputy Chief Paul Chavez; Captain Mike Castro - APD Communications; Lt. Stephen Warfield - APD Communications - for your help and inspiring eulogy; Ms. Pauline Sanchez - Supervisor of Albuquerque Police Department CADS Unit; Albuquerque Police Communications; Albuquerque Police Academy; Albuquerque Police Traffic Unit for donating their personal time; Albuquerque Fire Department; American Legion Post 100; El Modelo Restaurant; Barelas Coffee House; Ms Kateri Padilla - long time friend - for her tireless help during this difficult time; Paul Maron - cousin - for his kind, truthful and humorous eulogy - you captured his spirit so perfectly; Mr. and Mrs. Morrie Sanchez and Sparx - for their musical tribute at the Rosary; Ramon and Lydia - for the musical contribution at the rosary and funeral; Our Lady of Fatima Woman's Guild - for their help at the reception; neighbors for their support throughout the years; Eric Baca and Joe J. Ornelas, for their tireless and continued assistance; Keith Hesser, for the stunning floral spray; Mr. and Mrs. Tom Egdorf, for the tree, a living tribute we have planted in the front yard and dedicated to Ray; to all of those that traveled so far to pay their respects, we will never forget it; all the pallbearers; and Harold Hamilton, the staff and family of French Mortuary, 10500 Lomas Blvd. NE, your understanding, kindness and patience eased our anxiety at this very difficult time. To all others, please accept our apology if we neglected to mention your name and our thanks for the help, beautiful floral tributes, food, drinks, Masses and cards you provided. We will never forget your kindness and generosity. Even though we still cry and have an empty place in our hearts for our beloved Ray, we continue to find solace in the phone calls, visits and the stories you have shared about Ray. We always knew our Ray was a very special person and it has been comforting to know he was loved by so many and how he touched your lives as well as ours. Although Ray is no longer here, we encourage you to keep his memory alive and continue to visit or call. Your continued support makes us stronger as each day passes, especially during this time of year. God bless each and every one of you. The Sanchez Family: Nora Sanchez, Linda Martinez, Rita and Joe Cordova, Judy Sanchez-Torres and all the nieces and nephews. God bless each and every one of you. The Sanchez Family, Nora Sanchez, Linda Martinez, Rita and Joe Cordova, Judy Sanchez-Torres and all the nieces and nephews.
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SCIMONELLI -- Mariano "Mike" Scimonelli, April 10, 1904-December 9, 2003. He was born in Salaparuta, Italy. Mike came to America with his family at the age of 10. He lived in Brooklyn, New York and worked for the US Post Office. He married Ann Russo in 1930. They have 3 children, Frances Keck and husband, Russ, Margaret Ayers and Roy Scimonelli and wife, Pat. All together they have 15 grandchildren; 21 great grandchildren and 5 great great grandchildren. They moved to Rio Rancho, NM 34 years ago. Mike was preceded in death by his wife, Ann; parents, Rosario and Francesca Scimonelli; sisters, Anna, Mary and Rosa. Mike was a loving husband, a wonderful father and playful and adoring grandfather. He will be greatly missed by all his family and friends. Mike was a parishioner at St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church for the last 34 years. Family and friends may visit on Thursday, December 11, 2003 at French Mortuary - Westside Chapel from 2:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and also on Friday, December 12, 2003 from 2:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. Rosary will be recited on Friday, December 12, 2003 at 7:00 p.m. at French Mortuary - Westside Chapel with the Altar Rosary Society, reciting. Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Saturday, December 13, 2003 at 1:00 p.m. at St. Thomas Catholic Church, 1502 Sara Rd. SE, Rio Rancho with Monsignor Douglas A. Raun, celebrant. Entombment will follow at Vista Verde Cemetery, 4310 Sara Rd. SE, Rio Rancho, NM. Pallbearers will be his grandsons, Bob Quanz, Rick Quanz, Anthony Gitto, Steve LoGuercio, Marcos Salaz, Joe Iorg, Edward Baca and Michael Anderson. Honorary pallbearers will be Chris Gitto, John McCollough, Jay Glover and John Campbell. French Mortuary 9300 Golf Course Rd. NW (3 Blocks North of Paseo del Norte) (505) 897-0300
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SHAW -- John M. Shaw, 60, a resident of Albuquerque, passed away December 6, 2003. John was born in Albuquerque on February 2, 1943. A rosary will be recited on Wednesday evening at 7:00 p.m. in the Chapel of Garcia Mortuary (8th St. & Stover S.W.). Mass will be celebrated on Thursday at 1:00 p.m. at the St. Bernadette Catholic Church, 11401 Indian School Rd. Interment will follow at the Mt. Calvary Cemetery. Services are in the care of: Garcia Mortuary 717 Stover Ave. SW 243-5222
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SMITH -- Hubert I. Smith, 93, went to be with the Lord on Sunday, December 7, 2003. He was born February 18, 1910 to Homer and Stella Smith, in Taiban, New Mexico. Hubert worked for G.I. Martin Construction, building roads. After retiring from roadwork, he worked at the NM State Fair Race Track. He was preceded in death by his parents; first wife, Elizabeth Lee; 6 sisters; three brothers; and daughter, Janice. Hubert is survived by his loving wife, Castella "Cassie" Talbot Smith; two sons, Herbert Smith and wife Charlene, Everett Smith and wife Michelle; daughter, Doris Nix and husband Howard; step-sons, John Talbot and wife Mary, Loyd Talbot and wife Lynn, Douglas Talbot and wife Sherry, Kenneth Talbot and wife Sherri; step daughter, Patsy Jones and husband Dennis; numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren and great-great grandchildren; other family and friends who loved and will miss him. Cremation has taken place. A Memorial Service will be held at Mountain View Baptist Church, 5500 2nd St. NW, on Wednesday, December 10, 2003, at 10:00 a.m. Burial will be at Sunset Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the Alzheimers Treatment and Research Center, 640 Jackson Street St. Paul, MN 55101, or the charity of your choice. Arrangements by Direct Funeral Services, 2919 4th NW ABQ, NM 87107, 343-8008.
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STEVENS -- IN LOVING MEMORY OF My Wonderful Wife MARIA ASEIDITA STEVENS October 3, 1925-December 9, 2002 We Love and Miss You dearly. You are always on our minds and forever in our hearts. Love, Your Husband, Onofre and Family
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TRUJILLO -- Eugene Trujillo, 61, a resident of Albuquerque, died Sunday, December 7, 2003. He is survived by his wife, Christine Trujillo of Albuquerque; children, JoAnn Montano and Dennis Lee Trujillo; their spouses, Bo Montano and Yvonne Trujillo; grandchildren, Roman and Brandon Montano; and siblings, Frances Carrica, George Trujillo, Kathryn Garcia, Diane Storm, and Rose Sarmiento. Eugene was a loving husband, father, grandfather, and brother. Mr. Trujillo was a local and proud member of local IBEW 611J. Rosary will be recited Wednesday, December 10, 2003; 7:00 p.m., at French Mortuary, Lomas Blvd. Chapel. Mass will be celebrated Thursday, December 11, 2003, 10:30 a.m. at Sangre de Cristo Catholic Church, 8901 Candelaria Rd. NE. French Mortuary 10500 Lomas Blvd. NE 275-3500
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