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LANON -- Irene Lanon, 78, of Angel Fire and formerly of Oklahoma City, OK passed away on October 27, 2003. She and her late husband, Guy Lanon retired to Angel Fire in 1979. She was a Girl Scout leader and member of the Hillcrest Presbyterian Church in Oklahoma City. She was owner of Mountain Home Services, Inc. in Angel Fire. She was a loving mother and grandmother. She is survived by her children, Douglas Guy Lanon (Cathy) of Moore, OK, Vicki Lanon of Angel Fire, Rogers Lanon (Sumner Ann) of Albuquerque, her niece and nephews whom she felt were her own children, Carl Talkington (Freddie), Alan Talkington (Mimi) and Linda Martin (Vern). She is also survived by grandchildren, Matthew, Paula, and Pamela Lanon; and brother, Paul Rogers (Dorothy) of Logan, OH. Memorial Service was held on October 31, 2003 at United Church of Angel Fire. Memorial contributions in memory of Irene Lanon to Angel Fire EMS may be made to International Bank, P.O. Box 459, Angel Fire, NM 87710. Arrangements by Rivera-Hanlon Funeral Home.
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LOPEZ -- Mrs. Sofie (Mama) H. Lopez. The family wishes to express their sincere gratitude to all relatives and friends who were so kind and supportive during their recent loss. Special thanks is extended to those whom sent the beautiful floral tributes, cards, food and prayers. Your kindness will always be remembered. Funeral services were entrusted to: Alameda Mortuary 9420 4th Street NW 898-3160
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MANLEY -- Colleen Manley, 53, passed away peacefully on October 29, 2003. She is survived by her mother, Marie Mertz-Manley; a brother; several cousins; and her friends, Morris and Velda Williams, Martinez Willams and Marissa Serna, Joseph Almodova and Becky Marquart. Colleen loved people and loved to laugh. She had a loving heart and was always willing to lend a helping hand. She enjoyed doing charity Walk-a-thons for asthma, breast cancer and the March of Dimes. She also enjoyed volunteering for Special Olympics. Memorial Services will be at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, November 1, 2003 at Chapel of Sunrise, 7601 Wyoming Blvd NE. In lieu of flowers, her friends request donations be made to Special Olympics New Mexico, 6600 Palomas NE, Suite 207, Albuquerque, NM 87109. Sunrise Funeral Options 7601 Wyoming Blvd NE Albuquerque, NM 87109 (505) 821-0010
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MARTINEZ -- Margaret Martinez. 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 and Sons Mortuary 400 Third Street SW 247-4124
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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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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. A Rosary will be recited on Thursday evening in the Chapel of Garcia Mortuary at 7:00 p.m. 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. Pallbearers will be Joe Chavez, Juan Casaus, Ambrosio Casaus, Daniel Chavez, Antonio Chavez and Trini Molina. Services are in the care of: Garcia Mortuary 717 Stover Ave. S.W. 243-5222
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SANCHEZ -- Mr. Rumaldo G. Sanchez died Monday, October 27, 2003 in Bosque Farms at the age of 79. Mr. Sanchez is preceded in death by his parents, Simon and Virginia Sanchez; son, Gilbert Sanchez; and two brothers, Roque and Richard Sanchez. He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Corine Sanchez of Bosque Farms; daughter, Jo Ana S. Fields (Jo Ana Sanchez, MD) and husband, Luke, Vernon, TX; two sons, Robert Sanchez, and Tom Sanchez and wife, Bertha, all of Albuquerque; sisters, Charlotte Vallejos, Lucy S. Montano, both of Albuquerque, and Angie Cordova and husband, Tony of Towsend, Montana; brother, Tony Sanchez of Albuquerque; and five grandchildren. A Rosary for Mr. Sanchez will be recited on Thursday evening at 7:00 p.m. at Salazar & Sons Mortuary. 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. Pallbearers will be Herman Baca, Carlos Chavez, Tony Cordova, Gavino Herrera, Manny Pacheco and Max Sanchez. Honorary pallbearers will be Bobby Avila and Bobby Chavez. Arrangements by: Salazar & Sons Mortuary 400 Third St. SW 247-4124
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SIMPERS -- Robert Sanders Simpers, 83, of Chester, VA died Monday, October 27, 2003. He was a native of New Mexico and a Navy Veteran of World War II and Korea. He retired as an engineer with Dupont. He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Margaret M. Simpers; two daughters, Ada S. Graham of East Patchoque, NY, Frances S. Scott of Norfolk, VA; and two grandchildren, Kelly J. Scott and Brennan H. Scott. Funeral Services will be conducted Saturday, November 1, 2003 at 2:00 p.m. in Chester Presbyterian Church, in Virginia, where he was a deacon and served on many building committees. Interment will be in Sunset Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Habitat for Humanity or a charity of choice.
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SMELTZER -- Loyal K. Smeltzer, 87, a resident of Albuquerque since 1977, died Monday, October 27, 2003. He is survived by his wife, Juanita Smeltzer of the family home; four daughters, Sharon Hartman of Goshen, IN, Joyce Main and husband, Carl of Phoenix, AZ, Gloria Saltzman and husband, Karl of Albuquerque and Rosetta Loignon and husband, Robert of Roswell; stepdaughters, Cathie A. Owen of Rio Rancho, Patricia M. Pittman of Farmington, Mary J. Warnock of Helendale, CA and Joy Wade of San Mateo, CA; two sons, Loyal K. Smeltzer, Jr. and wife, Louise of Liberty, MO and Stephen P. Smeltzer of Dallas, TX; two sisters, Mable Steiner and Lois King, both of Goshen, IN; sister-in-law, Mrs. Clyde Smeltzer of Middlebury, IN; three brothers, Samuel Smeltzer, Walter Smeltzer and wife, Doris, all of Elkhart, IN and Carl Smeltzer and wife, Mable of Goshen, IN; 18 grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren. Mr. Smeltzer was preceded in death by the mother of his children, Ruby Smeltzer. He was a member of the Temple Baptist Church. Mr. Smeltzer was also member of the Host Lions Club and honorary member of Concord Fire Department in Dunlap, IN. He moved to Albuquerque in 1977 after residing in Elkhart County, IN since birth. Mr. Smetlzer was the former owner of Elkhart Community Auction, and was an Auctioneer for Elkhart County for 31 years. He was also a former member of Dunlap Lions Club in Dunlap, IN. Services will be held Thursday, 10:00 a.m., at Temple Baptist Church, 1613 Arizona NE, with Dr. J. Curtis Goldman and Rev. Fred Gurule officiating. Interment will follow at Sunset Memorial Park, 924 Menaul NE. Pallbearers will be Karl Saltzman, Stephen Smeltzer, Loyal Smeltzer, Jr., Timothy Saltzman, Matt Altfeltis and Derren Owen. Honorary pallbearers will be James Buchanan and Robert Loigon. French Mortuary 1111 University Blvd. NE 843-6333
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TRUJILLO -- Rudy Trujillo (Richard R. Trujillo), 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 and Sons Mortuary 400 Third Street SW 247-4124
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