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MONTGOMERY -- Thelma Bell Montgomery, 93, passed away on Monday, October 27, 2003, at 2:00 a.m. Always a lady; gracious, kind, caring, giving, loving: all these qualities are what made her the beautiful person she was. Born in Hagerman, ID in 1910, Thelma was orphaned at age 9, the third oldest of eight siblings. In 1924 after graduating from 8th grade, she moved to Albuquerque and graduated from Albuquerque High School in 1928. Thelma has been a member of the First Presbyterian Church for 69 years, and this is where she met her husband. She was a Deacon, a member of the Mariners and a Girl Scout leader. Thelma was always the room mother at her childrens schools. She spent hours at hospitals and nursing homes visiting and spreading joy with her endless sense of humor. Thelma loved to garden, was a wonderful cook and an accomplished seamstress. Even with her busy schedule, her family always came first. Thelma was preceded in death by her husband, Eugene Montgomery; her grandson, Scott and his wife, Lori; great-grandson, Forrest Erickson; and her siblings, Ted, Mary and Loren. She is survived by her daughters, Ann Montgomery and Christine Demijohn and her husband, Joe; son, Raymond Montgomery and Rita Montgomery, grandchildren, Eddie Erickson, Hollie Erickson Roerick, Kara Gibson and husband, Terry, Eugene, Justin, Dustin and Ray Montgomery, Joe Demijohn and Ann Murray; great-grandchildren, Alexander and Christine Roerick and Montgomery Gibson; three siblings, Louise Davis, Ronald Bell and wife, Betty and Marjorie Woody; a cousin, Hazel Haegele; and many nieces and nephews. Be not burdened with undue grief, my life was full, I've savored much, my family, my friends and a loved one's touch. God wants me now, He set me free! Services will be held Saturday, November 1, 2003, at 11:30 a.m., at First Presbyterian Church, 215 Locust NE, with The Rev. Carl Soderberg and Chaplain Collin Woods officiating. Interment will follow at Sunset Memorial Park, 924 Menaul Blvd. NE. Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Association New Mexico Chapter, 8100 Mountain Rd. NE, Suite 102, 87110 or to Presbyterian Healthcare Foundation, c/o Presbyterian Hospice Homecare, PO Box 2666, 87125. Our special thanks to Valle Norte, Manzano del Sol nursing facilities and to Ann Montgomery for all the loving care you have given to Thelma for the past 13 years. Our thanks also to Presbyterian Hospice for being there. French Mortuary 7121 Wyoming Blvd. NE 823-9400
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MOORE -- Joyce Avery Moore, 79, was called home to be with the Lord, October 7, 2003. She is survived by a son, Robert A. Moore of Fort Collins, Colorado; daughter, Ann Grimm of LaConner, Washington; brother, Paul Avery of San Antonio, Texas; two granddaughters, Jennifer Gayle Moore of Loveland, Colorado and Jamieson Lynn Greaver of Houston Texas; and, a grandson, Captain Aaron Randolph Greaver of Colorado Springs, Colorado. A Memorial Mass will be celebrated Friday, November 28, 2003, 10:00 a.m., at Sacred Heart Church, with the Reverend James Moore as Celebrant. Interment will follow at Vista Verde Memorial Park.
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PANKEY -- REUBEN EDWARD PANKEY September 22, 1918 - October 28, 2003 Passed from this world into the next from his home in Santa Fe following a battle with cancer. He was a cowboy and rancher in Sierra County, NM; a statesman serving in the NM House of Representatives, consultant to the Public Land Law Review Commission in Washington, DC, member of the Board of Directors of the Albuquerque Production Credit Association, past president of the New Mexico Cattle Growers Association and served honorably with the US Navy during World War II in the Pacific Theater. A friend of many and particularly of Bill W; the lives he touched have been many. He is survived by his wife Joyce; daughter of his heart, Cecilia Volpe and husband, John; brother-in-law, William A. Simmons and special lady, Nancy Parker; sister, Josephine Thetford and husband, Deward; niece, Dana S. Hardy and husband, Steve; nephew, Kenneth Simmons; nieces, Ann and Suzanne Thetford and their children. Rube is preceded in death by his parents Joe L. and Edith Armer Pankey. Rube loved good horses, fine cattle, and the great western way of life, but most of all, he treasured his family and friends. To his family and special friends " you know who you are " he says, "I am not gone, our love and respect continues forever". At Rube's request after cremation, a Memorial Mass will celebrate his life at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church on October 31, 2003, at 9:00 a.m., with interment at a later date. He asked that no flowers be sent and that each wishing to do so make a donation in his name to a charity of their choice. McGee Memorial Chapel 1320 Luisa Street 983-9151
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PEDRO -- Victor G. Pedro died peacefully October 29, 2003. An avid tennis player and all around great guy, Victor lived his life to the fullest. His laugh and crazy personality will forever live in our memories. Known to his family as Uncle Gary, he is survived by his children, Margarita, Armando, and Juliette; and many family members and friends who loved him. A Wake will take place Friday, October 31, 2003 at his home in Old Laguna from 4:00 p.m. on. The Funeral will be Saturday, November 1, 2003 at 11:00 a.m. at the Village of Paraje. Since he spent a majority of his professional life as an advocate for Indian Education, in lieu of flowers, the family recommends donations to the Victor Pedro Memorial Fund, Laguna Education Foundation, PO Box 645, Laguna, NM 87026.
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PEREZ -- Clara Perez, 75 of Santa Fe, passed away on Oct. 29, 2003 surrounded by her loving family members and friends. She was born August 24, 1928, in Palma, NM. Clara was preceded in death by her son, Victor Perez III in August 1992; husband, Victor Perez, Jr. in June 1994; father, Enriques Chavez; and mother, Isabel Chavez. She is survived by her daughters, Mabel Patel and husband, Manu of Santa Fe, Loretta Trujillo and husband, Lawrence of Albuquerque, and Dolores Gonzales and husband, Louis of Santa Fe; grandchildren, Gina, Pravin and Victor Patel; Michelle and husband, Alberto Cuessy; Nikka and husband, Mike Baldwin; Andrea Trujillo; Louis, Jr., Myranda and Nicholas Gonzales; Courtney, Victor IV, and Chelsea Perez; great-granddaughter, Isabella Cuessy; sisters, Mela Encinias, Della and husband Ted Gonzales; Isabel and husband, Julian Gallegos; brother, Manuel and wife, Maida Chavez; many nieces, nephews and other relative; and very special friends, Ruth Ortiz and Sophie Moe. Clara helped her husband, Victor, on their ranch for many years. She was a successful Avon representative for 36 years and made many friends. She loved people and was always willing to help anyone in need. Clara loved to sing, dance and take care of her grandchildren. She was loving and caring, and we will miss her very much. For those who wish, memorial contributions may be made to the Hospice Center, 1400 Chama Ave., Santa Fe, M< 87505. Serving as pallbearers will be Pravin Patel, Victor Patel, Louis Gonzales Jr., Nicholas Gonzales, Mike Baldwin and Alberto Cuessy. Honorary pallbearers will be Victor "Tory" Perez IV, and Arthur Ortiz. Visitation will begin on Friday, October 31, 2003, from 4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m., Berardinelli Family Chapel. A Rosary will be recited later that evening at 7:00 p.m., Our Lady of Guadalupe Church. Mass will be held Saturday, November 1, 2003, 10:00 a.m., Our Lady of Guadalupe Church. Interment will take place at the Encino Catholic Cemetery, Encino, NM. A reception will follow interment at the Encino School Cafeteria. Arrangements are under the direction of Berardinelli Family Funeral Service, 1399 Luisa Street, 984-8600.
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QUIAMBAO -- Joseph In loving Memory of Joseph Quiambao-Tohtsoni October 30, 1997 - March 5, 1998 Happy 6th Birthday to you With each passing year I still have a broken heart over the loss of you. I have cried since you left us and I will continue to cry till I see you again. We miss you with all our hearts and Happy Birthday!!! Love your Mom, Big Brother, and Tohtsoni Family
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RODRIGUEZ -- Nora L. Rodriguez, 83, went home to be with the Lord on October 27, 2003. She was born on May 16, 1920 in New Mexico. Mrs. Rodriguez was also survived by her daughter-in-law, Mary Chavez. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday morning at 10:00 a.m. at the San Ignacio Catholic Church. Interment will follow at the Mt. Calvary Cemetery. Services are in the care of: Garcia Mortuary 717 Stover Ave. S.W. 243-5222
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RUSSELL -- Margaret C. Russell, 68 resident of Albuquerque for 52 years, passed away Wednesday, October 29, 2003. Beloved mother of Marie Apodaca, Clair Apodaca-Debrix, Karen Segura, Annette Apodaca-Wilson, Patrick Apodaca and Kathleen Apodaca-Matier. She is also survived by 13 grandchildren; three sisters, Virginia Nipper, Mary Ann Paulson, and Elizabeth Lindgren; and other family members and friends who loved her and will miss her. Mrs. Russell was preceded in death by her husband, Nathan Neuzil; her granddaughter, Angela Apodaca; her brother; and her parents. Rosary will be recited Monday, November 3, 2003 at 11:30 a.m., at St. Edwin Catholic Church and Mass will follow at 12:00 noon, 2105 Barcelona Rd. SW, with Father William Sanchez, Celebrant. Interment will follow at Mt. Calvary Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Bill Matier, Jerry Peoples, Adam Chavez, Russell Koch, James Russell, Brian Blakey, Joseph Segura, and Aaron Segura. French Mortuary 1111 University Blvd .NE 843-6333
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SANCHEZ -- Mr. Rumaldo G. Sanchez, Funeral Services will be held on Friday at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church in Peralta, NM, where the Mass will be celebrated at 10:00 a.m. Burial will follow at Pajarito Cemetery. Arrangements by: Salazar & Sons Mortuary 400 Third St. SW 247-4124
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SUTTI -- Barbara Jean Sutti, age 67, died in Albuquerque on October 21, 2003 after a short illness. She was born September 18, l936 in Chowchilla, California to Joe Sutti and Virginia Tisseyre. Ms. Sutti is survived by her partner, Ruth Snyder; and a family of friends in New Mexico. Barbara is also survived by brother, Pete Sutti; sister, Lucille Olave; nephews, Louis Olave and Steve Sutti; and nieces, Linda Brown, Sandy Olave, Karen Griego and Dawn Sutti, all of California. Ms. Sutti worked for Indian Health Service in Phoenix before moving to New Mexico in the early 1960's. She taught at Southwest Indian Polytechnical Institute (SIPI) and the University of New Mexico Dental Hygiene programs. Ms. Sutti also worked in home health care in the Estancia Valley. Barbara was an avid hiker. She won numerous 5K-walk competitions between 1989 and 1992. She loved animals, birds, and nature. Each year she participated in the Audubon Society annual bird count and various projects to preserve wild lands and wildlife. Cremation has taken place. An informal Gathering for Remembrance will be held Saturday, November 1, 2003 between 2:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. at Sunrise Funeral Options, 7601 Wyoming NE. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made in Barbara Sutti's name to the Animal Protection of NM, PO Box 11395, Albuquerque, NM 87192, Wildlife Rescue Inc, PO Box 13222, Albuquerque, NM 87192, the Battered Women's Shelter PO Box 25363, Albuquerque, NM 87125, or a charity of your choice. Sunrise Funeral Options 7601 Wyoming Blvd NE Albuquerque, NM 87109 (505) 821-0010
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