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LIBBY -- Ethel Mae Libby, March 13, 1923 to November 11, 2003. Please don't be saddened by our mother's death. A heartless disease called Alzheimer's took her from us years ago. She and we have had to live with the pain of memories that were clouded and ultimately lost. Don't shed tears; just be happy for our mother is finally free. Instead take comfort in remembering a strikingly handsome woman who in her twenties had jet black hair and the bluest eyes you've ever seen. She stood tall along side her husband even when he moved her out West to Albuquerque from her hometown of Springfield Mo. In 1944. She learned to hunt and fish with Ralph and even bit her tongue in silence when he set the kitchen dish towels on fire in attempts to rid his game of pin feathers after having a few cold beers. She also learned how to shoot trap quite well and endured the long hours dad spent loading his own shells and cleaning his guns. Know how much she enjoyed their close friends that would come to the house on Friday nights and spread the old green army blanket on the kitchen table to play cards and tell jokes to relieve the stress of their daily lives. Remember what a great cook she was and that she always made her pie dough from scratch. When asked for the recipe, she would say, well you're going to have to watch me and write it down. She was good at sewing dresses for her little girls and herself on her old singer sewing machine. Understand the pride she took in her career on Sandia Base for those many years and all the outstanding service awards she received. She had a green thumb despite dads hunting dogs always jumping into her fence contained flower beds and crushing something that had yet to bloom or digging it up to burry a ripe old dog bone there. Know that she cherished her four daughters and brought them up to be wonderful caring mothers in their own right. She thought the world of her grandchildren and great grandchildren and bragged on them every chance she could. And least we forget how mom loved her son in laws, the only sons she would ever have in this life. When you think of our mother Ethel, please smile and cut a pretty bunch of wild flowers from your yard to set on your kitchen table, mom would like that. We will always remember you mom, all our love your girls, Linda, Peggy, Becky & Jo. Ethel was preceded in death by an infant sister, her parents, Oliver and Sarah Crosswhite and two brothers, Keith and Lee and her husband of thirty six years, Ralph. She is survived by her brothers, Carl Crosswhite and Dr. Joe Crosswhite and by her sister, Nell Jersak Her daughters: Linda Soros and husband Sam, Peggy Case and husband Fred, Becky Horton, Jo Brown and husband Damon. Grandchildren: Scott and Ken Mitchell, Eric, Ki and Mike Case, Levi and Jesse Horton, Mark and Nicole Brown. Great grand children: Britain, Samantha and Shane Mitchell, Alyssa Case, Lezley and Sabrina Case, Clohe Horton and Nayla and Blaine Mitchell. A memorial service will be held at French Mortuary, Lomas Chapel, 10500 Lomas Blvd. NE at 3:00 p.m. Friday, November 21, 2003. French Mortuary 10500 Lomas Blvd. NE 275-3500
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LUCERO -- Manuela Valentina Lucero, 67 of Las Vegas, NM died Tuesday, November 18, 2003 at Northeastern Regional Hospital following an illness. Manuela was born August 27, 1936 in Borica, NM to the home of Demecio Lucero and the former Anna Maria Moya. She was reared and attended schools at Borica, Puerto de Luna, and graduated from Santa Rosa High School. Manuela worked as a nurse's aide for many years at Bernalillo County Medical Center and later as a private caretaker in Los Angeles, CA. She also worked as a nanny for a family in Los Angeles. Manuela made her home in Las Vegas in 1969 where she was a member of our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Church. She enjoyed visiting with her friends and family. According to her family she never forgot to send a birthday card or Christmas card to her loved ones. Manuela was preceded in death by her parents; and a sister, Helen Southers in 1982. Survivors include two daughters, Anna Lucero a husband, Robert Chavez of Santa Rosa; Sarah Sandoval and husband, Sam of Montana; two sons, David Chewiwie and wife, Odette of Vista, CA; and Daniel Ray and companion, Bruce McDougal of San Francisco, CA. Also surviving is a sister, Antonia Lucero of Clovis, NM along with seven grandchildren; and her longtime caregivers, Anita Ortiz and Mela Ortiz. Rosary services will be held at 7:00 p.m. Thursday, November 20, 2003 at the Chavez Funeral Home Chapel in Santa Rosa, NM. Mass of Christian burial will be held at 11:00 a.m. Friday, November 21, 2003 at Nuestra Senora de Refugio Catholic Church in Puerto de Luna; Father Leo Padget will celebrate the Mass. Burial will follow at El Calvario Cemetery in Puerto de Luna, NM. All arrangements are under the direction of Chavez Funeral Home, 923 South Third Street; Santa Rosa, New Mexico. (505) 472-3369.
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MIERA -- Orlando Paul Miera. The family wishes to express their most sincere appreciation to all relatives, friends, and to the outstanding Risen Savior Church community for their kindness, and helpfulness during our time of loss. Your kindness will always be remembered and appreciated. French Mortuary 7121 Wyoming Blvd. NE 823-9400
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MONTOYA JR. -- Tom Montoya Jr., 71, of Encino, NM died Tuesday, November 18, 2003 at his home. He was preceded in death by parents, Tomas and Lucia Montoya of Encino. He is survived by his wife, Caroline of Encino; two daughters, Annette Navarro and husband, Richard of Albuquerque, Elaine Prickett and husband, Dennis of Las Cruces, and one son, Philip Montoya of Encino; two sisters, Fanny Montoya of Encino; Mercedes Pena and husband, Andy of Albuquerque; two grandchildren, Jennifer and Joseph Harrison of Albuquerque; two nephews, Chris and Bobby Pena of Albuquerque; one uncle, Susano Madril of Albuquerque; one aunt, Lena Montoya of Albuquerque, and a host of other relatives and friends. Tom was a graduate of Encino High School. He received a bachelor of science from the University of New Mexico and a Master of Science from Highlands University. He was a teacher and school administrator for 29 years at the Encino School. He was a lifetime rancher in the Encino area, and a member of Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church at Encino. He was also vice-chairman of the East Torrance Soil and Water Conservation District for a number of years. Rosary will be held at 7:00 p.m. Thursday, November 20, 2003 at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church at Encino, NM. Funeral Mass will be held at the church on Friday, November 21, 2003 at 11:00 a.m., with Father Hoi Tran, Celebrant of the Mass. Assisting as pallbearers are Richard Navarro, Dennis Prickett, Andy Pena, Bobby Pena, Frank Davila, Charlie Anaya, Raymond Gallegos, Ernie Garcia. Honorary pallbearers: Philip Montoya, Jennifer Harrison, Joseph Harrison, John Keiper, and Ben Rios. The family wishes to thank James Liebmann, MD of the New Mexico Oncology Center, the staff of the oncology wing of the Albuquerque Regional Hospital, and Leigh Knox, RN and the staff of Vistacare Hospice. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to Our Lady of Guadalupe Church c/o Ernie Garcia, Box 75 , Encino, NM 88321, or to the New Mexico Cancer Center Foundation Research Fund, 4901 Lang NE, Albuquerque, NM 87109. Arrangements are under the direction of Chavez Funeral Home, 923 South Third Street; Santa Rosa, New Mexico. (505) 472-3369.
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MOYA -- Lucy, 54, left us suddenly on November 15, 2003. She is survived by her father and mother, Eloy Martinez and Valentina Garcia; one son, Anthony Romero; and a granddaughter, Cassandra Romero; four sisters; two brothers; and numerous nieces and nephews. Cremation has taken place. Private Service will be held for the family at a later date.
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OLIVER -- Richard Earl Oliver, 18, a resident of Albuquerque, died Saturday, November 15, 2003. He is survived by his parents, Duke and Linda Oliver of Albuquerque; brothers, Patrick Oliver and wife, Kristen of Dallas, TX, Brandon Oliver, currently serving in Iraq and fiance, Valerie Abeyta of Albuquerque; sister, Lindsey Oliver of Albuquerque; girlfriend, Stephanie Bogle of Estancia, NM; grandmother, Pauline Oliver of Albuquerque; grandparents, Richard and Tillie "Oma" Golby of Albuquerque; aunts, Debbie Pearce, Dianna Sigler and Mike Caddell, Denise Sigler and husband, John, Donna Burkhammer, and Dawn Hoffman and husband, Kevin; uncles, David Oliver and wife, Pam, Doug Oliver and wife, Joanna, and Richard Golby and wife, Jeanie, and Kenneth Golby; nephews, Justin, Jacob, and Jace Oliver; and numerous great aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends. He was preceded in death by his grandfather, Earl D. Oliver and cousin, Amelia Golby. Richard was born in Albuquerque on October 20, 1985 and was presently a Senior at Manzano High School. He was a starting center for the Manzano High School football team. He also was on the Track and Field Team. Richard lettered academically and in football. He also had time to be the batboy for the Isotopes. While growing up he also played for Mile High and YAFL and also participated in organized karate and soccer. Richard enjoyed golfing, fishing, jet skiing, cooking and most of all EATING. He enjoyed spending time with his family, his friends, and kids of all ages. His sense of humor and smile never ended. Services will be held Monday, November 24, 2003, 2:30 p.m., at Eastern Hills Baptist Church, 3100 Morris NE, with Pastor Larry Miller officiating. Interment will follow at Sunset Memorial Park, 924 Menaul NE. Pallbearers will be members of the Manzano Football Team. Friends may visit Sunday, November 23, 2003, 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Rio Grande Credit Union, 1401 San Pedro in Richard's name. French Mortuary 10500 Lomas Blvd. NE 275-3500
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RECK -- James John (Jim) Reck, 88, died peacefully in his home, surrounded by members of his loving family, on Tuesday, November 18, 2003. He is survived by his beloved wife, Leona Reck; daughters, Karen Reck and husband, Paul Akmajian and Terri Reck and husband, Fred S. Sturm; grandchildren, Franz Sturm, Lora Sturm, Adrianne Akmajian and Kira Akmajian; niece, Linda Nollen and husband, Rick; grandniece, Crystalyn Hicks; sisters, Louise Quinlan of California, Sue Gates of Idaho; and brother, Julian Reck of California; cousins, Jo Sena and Frank Comiskey of Albuquerque, and Tom Beales of Illinois; as well as many other members of a large extended family, good friends and neighbors. Jim was born April 9, 1915 in Wilberton, Oklahoma, to Petrina Comiskey and Angelo Pete Reck. He was preceded in death by his brother, Frank A. Reck and wife, Pat E. (Kulcsar) Reck; nephew, James Frank Reck; his mother, Petrina Romero and stepfather, Ignacio Romero; and father, Angelo Reck and stepmother, Elizabeth Reck. In 1924, Jim's family moved to the mining towns of Cerrillos and Madrid, NM. He served in the U.S. Army Air Corps in the South Pacific during WWII. Following the war he moved to Albuquerque, where he met and married Leona Kulcsar in 1950. They purchased their home in Los Ranchos de Albuquerque, living there happily together for 53 years. He retired from Sandia National Laboratories in 1980, where he was employed for 32 years, heading the electronics shop and electronics apprenticeship program. He was a member for 46 years at the American Legion Post 13. He loved the outdoors, camping, fishing and hunting with family and friends. He also enjoyed crosswords, card games, reading, music and art, especially the performances and works of his grandchildren, daughters and son-in-laws. His love for the natural beauty of New Mexico, and above all, his love for his family, are his lasting legacy to us. Friends may visit French Mortuary, University Blvd. Chapel, Friday, 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Services will be held Saturday, November 22, 10:00 a.m., at St. Luke Lutheran Church, 9100 Menaul NE, with Pastor Beth Purdum officiating. Interment will follow at Sunset Memorial Park, 924 Menaul NE. Reception at the church following interment. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Luke Lutheran Church, 9100 Menaul NE, 87112. The family wishes to thank Jim's many caregivers over the past year, especially Judy Garduno, and our loving friends who continue to give their support . French Mortuary 1111 University Blvd. NE 843-6333
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ROMERO -- Mr. Florcenio A. Romero, 86, a resident of Albuquerque passed away on Wednesday, November 19,2003. Mr. Romero is survived by his beloved wife of fifty eight years, Mrs. Paula Romero; three daughters, Christina Salas and husband, Bob, Geneva Jinzo and husband, Delubino and Yvonne Chavez and husband, Joe; one sister, Inez Montoya; one brother, Epimenio Romero; seven grandchildren, Lisa Gamboa and husband, Louie, Jodi Moya and husband, Monty, Terri Clark and husband, Larry, Kim Herrera and husband, Eric, Monica Chavez, Tanya Jinzo and Joseph Chavez; ten great-grandchildren, Malorie, Ryan and Brisa Gamboa, Desiree and Miranda Moya, Lawrence, LarriAnn Clark, Domonique Parra, Diego and Mia Herrera; his special niece, Debbie Chavez; many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Mr. Romero was a member of the Catholic Church, a Veteran of the U.S. Army serving in WWII. Visitation will be Thursday evening from 6:30 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. in the Holy Family Catholic Church, 562 Atrisco SW with a Rosary to be recited at 7:00 p.m. Final visitation will be Friday morning in the Church from 9:30 a.m. until 10:00 a.m. with Mass of Christian Burial to be celebrated at 10:00 a.m. by a Franciscan Friar. Interment will follow at the Mount Calvary Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Joseph Chavez, Andrew Sandoval, Rudy Sandoval, Berdine Sandoval, Gilbert Romero and Arnold Marquez. Honorary Pallbearers will be Leonard Romero and Fidel Romero. Arrangements by: Gabaldon Mortuary 1000 Old Coors Dr. SW 243-7861
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ROMERO -- Teresita Romero. Funeral Services will be held on Friday, November 21, 2003 at Immaculate Conception Church where the Mass will be celerated at 10:30 a.m. Burial will follow at Gate of Heaven Cemetery. A Rosary will be recited on Thursday evening at 7:00 p.m. at Salazar & Sons Mortuary, 400 Third St. SW.
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SERNA -- Trinidad "Trini" T. Serna, beloved wife, mother, sister, and friend, passed away on November 17, 2003 after a long battle with cancer. Trini was born on February 5, 1961 in Belen, NM to Salamon and Rosemary Black Griego. Prior to her illness, she worked for a Christian school as an elementary school teacher. She was very passionate about being a teacher and loved her teaching career. Her family was very special to her and she adored spending time with her grandchildren. Trini will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved her. She is survived by her husband of 24 years, Alex Serna; children, Rosemary E. Serna-Padilla, Jacob Alex Serna, Gabriel Ralph Serna; her parents, Salamon Griego and Rosemary Saiz; brothers and sisters, Martha, Dexter, Yvette, Karen, Frankie, Christopher; her four grandchildren, and a host of friends. A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, November 22, 2003 at 2:30 p.m. at Abundant Life Church in Rio Communities (105 Avenida Del Fuego) in Belen. Arrangements under the care of: Sunrise Funeral Options 2400 Southern Blvd. Rio Rancho, NM (505) 891-9192
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