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POPER -- Ruth Esther Poper, 90, a resident of Albuquerque since 1949, died Tuesday, November 18, 2003. She is survived by one son, Lee Poper and wife, Tina of Corrales; three daughters, Ruby Kolb and husband, Russell of Spring City, PA, Joan Frey and husband, Paul of Santa Fe and Shirley Camilli and husband, Jerry of Corrales; daughter-in-law, Arlene Miller and husband, Levi; 11 grandsons; six granddaughters; seven great-grandsons; seven great-granddaughters; two brothers, Charles Swartz and wife, Shirley and Samuel Swartz and wife, Phyllis; and two sisters, Millie Davis and husband, Paul and Edith Landis and husband, Bob. She was preceded in death by her husband, Cletus; son, Richard Poper; and grandson, Kenny Poper. Mrs. Poper was a member of Sandia Brethren in Christ Mennonite Church. Services will be held Saturday, November 22, 2003, at 3:00 p.m., at French Mortuary, Wyoming Blvd. Chapel, with Dr. Marion J. Heisey officiating. Interment will follow at Sunset Memorial Park, 924 Menaul Blvd. NE. Pallbearers will be Horacio Frey, Jeremy Poper, Jacob Poper, Garrett Poper, Brandon Camilli and Austin Poper. Honorary pallbearers will be Kade Poper, Graden Poper, Ryan Beach and Justin Camilli. Should friends desire, memorial contributions may be made in memory of Ruth Poper to the Albuquerque Rescue Mission, Inc., PO Box 351, 87103. French Mortuary 7121 Wyoming Blvd. NE 823-9400
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RAKER -- Jenny Marguerite Raker, 87, a New Mexico resident since 1954, passed away on November 18, 2003. She is preceded in death by husband, Lyle D. Raker Sr., January 8, 1986. She is survived by three sons, Lyle D. Raker Jr. and wife, Janda of Amarillo, TX; Richard Eugene Raker and wife, Elizabeth of Redding, CA; John Robert Raker and wife, Lorraine of Albuquerque, NM; one brother, John Bennett of Hutchinson, KS; seven grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. Marguerite was a member of the Desert Rose Chapter O.E.S., and a member of St. Johns Methodist Church. A visitation will be held on Saturday, November 22, 2003, at 8:30 a.m. until the time of service in the chapel of Fitzgerald & Son Funeral Directors. Services will be held on Saturday, November 22, 2003 at 1:00 p.m. in the chapel of Fitzgerald & Son Funeral Directors. Interment will follow at Sandia Memory Gardens. In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to the Alzheimer's Association, 8100 Mountain Rd. NE Albuquerque, NM 87110. Arrangements are under the direction of: Fitzgerald & Son Funeral Directors 3113 Carlisle Blvd. 884-1188
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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. 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 -- Teresita Romero, 93, a resident of Albuquerque died Monday, November 17, 2003. She is survived by her daughter, Flora Chavez of Denver; and numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great great-grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her husband, Joe S. Romero; sons, Alfonso, Serafin and Albert Lovato and daughter, Bernice Chavez. The family would like to thank all of their relatives and friends who were in attendance of the 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 & Sons Mortuary, 400 Third St. SW.
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RUIZ -- Macaria Ruiz passed away in the late afternoon of November 18, 2003. She was surrounded by many of her children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren. She is survived by her husband Manuel Ruiz, and their 13 children. Her six sons, Lazaro, Hilario, Manuel, Anselmo, Carlos and Daniel Ruiz. Her seven daughters, Maria Esther Monsivais, Angelina Crespin, Lupe San Miguel, Luz Elena Solis, Irma Ruiz, Noemi Ruiz, and Rebeca Ruiz. She also leaves her love and legacy through 29 grandchildren; and 20 great-grandchildren. She will be missed dearly by us all, including the many friends in her congregation here in the United States, and that of her native Mexico. "For every thing there is a season and a time for every purpose under heaven."
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RUIZ -- Macaria Ruiz fallecio el pasado 18 de noviembre del 2003. Estuvo acompanada de sus hijos, nietos y bis-nietos. "Ama" como carinosamente se le decia, dejo a su esposo Manuel Ruiz, sus 13 hijos. Los 6 Barones: Lazaro, Hilario, Manuel, Anselmo, Carlos, y Daniel Ruiz. Sus 7 hijas: Maria Esther Monsivais, Angelina Crespin, Lupe San Miguel, Luz Elena Solis, Irma Ruiz, Noemi Ruiz, y Rebeca Ruiz. Durante sus 80 anos tambien compartio su amor y carino con 29 nietos: Norma, Manuel III, Marta, Marcos, Hilario II, Daniel II, Lisa, Karla, Anais, Sandra, Michelle,Yvonne, Manuel IV, Mayra, Manuel V, Jerry, Angelo, Danila, Georgie, Omar, Aliesha, Veronica, Alfredo, Carlos II, Alexia, Antonio, Daniela, Daniel III, Y Manuel VI. Y sus 20 bis-nietos: Alejandra, Sebastian, Cassandra, Benjamin Adrian, Berenice, Hilario III, Daniel IV, Nicole, Jerry Angelo, Kaylin Danila, Brittney, Breanna, Trey, Evan, Ethan, Miguel, Martin II, Mercedes-Alexia. Todos la extranaran muchisimo al igual que una cantidad de amistades incluyendo miembros de su congregacion tanto en Estados Unidos como en su Mexico natal. Saturday November 22, 2003 At 2:00 p.m. Sunset Memorial Park Chapel.
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SMITH -- Cindy Smith, 47, longtime Albuquerque resident died in her sleep Wednesday, November 19, 2003. She is survived by her life partner, Chris Vento of Albuquerque; her four children, John, Tanya, Kelly and Anthony; her sister, Christi Bond of Minnesota and brother, Bob Smith of Wisconsin and their families; her uncle and his family in Kansas; her lifelong friend Susie Parlier; and numerous friends. She was preceded in death by mother, Annie Catherine (Lindsay); father, Robert Lee Smith; and sister, Stacey Smith. Services will be held Saturday, November 22, 2003 at the First Unitarian Church of Albuquerque at 3701 Carlisle Blvd. NE. Funeral arrangements to be handled by Fitzgerald & Sons at 3113 Carlisle Blvd. NE phone 884-1188. Visitation/viewing is at the Unitarian Church to begin at 1:30 p.m. and Memorial Service to follow at 3:00 p.m. Interment will be at Pinelawn Memorial Park in Milwaukee, WI on Tuesday, November 25, 2003. Contributions, in lieu of flowers, may be sent to the Cindy S. Smith Memorial Fund at New Mexico Educators Federal Credit Union, 1801 Lomas Blvd. NE.
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STANSBERRY -- Tom In Memory of my Husband Tom Stansberry My heart is still so heavy and the tears forever flow. Time goes by and I'm still so saddened, I still miss and love you so. Your wife, Liz
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UNGEMACH -- Winifred (Win) Joan Farrell Ungemach passed away from a stroke Monday morning, November 17, 2003, in Albuquerque, NM. Win possessed a spiritual sense of the positive and the art of possibility, but always with a concern and value of others, their individuality and self-expression. A devoted wife, a mother of six, a teacher of children with learning disabilities, Win -- inspired by the late Manhattanville College President, Mother Grace Dammann - fought throughout her life for issues of principle, dignity, and education as a founding member of both the Stamford (CT) Catholic Interracial Council and the Darien (CT) Interfaith Human Rights Council, as a member of the committee that desegregated the Stamford (CT) public schools, as a member of the New Mexico Coalition For Literacy, as a Eucharistic Minister and Parish Council officer of her church, and as a volunteer tutor to countless adults and children in reading and math. She was deeply concerned with the process of learning. Born in the Riverdale section of the Bronx on October 15th, 1924, Win received a scholarship to attend Manhattanville College of the Sacred Heart in New York City, graduating with a Bachelor of Science degree in 1946. She married Everett J. Ungemach in 1948, and through the years they lived in: New York City; Stamford, CT; Darien, CT; West Chester, PA; Chicago, IL; Belen, NM; and Albuquerque, NM. She is survived by her husband, six children (including Jeanne Shain of Albuquerque and John Ungemach of Tiejeras) and seven grandchildren. A viewing was held at Romero Funeral Home Chapel on Thursday, November 20 from 5:30pm to 6:00pm with a rosary following at 6:00pm. A funeral Mass was celebrated on Friday, November 21 at 9:00am at Our Lady of Belen Catholic Church. Interment will be on Monday, November 24, at 11:30am at the Santa Fe National Cemetery. Win wished, in lieu of flowers, that contributions be made to Manhattanville College, Alumni Office, 2900 Purchase Street, Purchase, NY 10577. Romero Funeral Home, 609 N. Main St., Belen, NM 87002.
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ZEIGER -- Martin "Marty" A. Zeiger, 79, a long-time resident of Albuquerque, died Tuesday, November 19, 2003. He is survived by his wife, Connie Heller-Zeiger; sons, Jeffrey Zeiger and wife, Judy and grandchildren, Abe, Elaine and Rachel of Hibbing, MN; son, Steven Zeiger of Fairfield, CA; step-children, Scott Heller and wife, Lani and grandchild, Clotho Heller of Copenhagen, Denmark; Melinda Heller-Nellos and grandchildren, Christopher, Scott and Cory Nellos of Albuquerque; and Stefanie Clement and husband, John of Las Vegas, NV. Mr. Zeiger was retired from Border States Electric and was a veteran of World War II. Services will be held Saturday, November 22, 2003, at 12:00 noon, at French Mortuary, Wyoming Blvd. Chapel, with Pastor Russell Lee officiating. Interment will take place in Chicago, IL. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Association, 8100 Mountain Rd. NE, Suite 102, Albuquerque 87110 or to Heartland Hospice, 10801 Lomas NE, Albuquerque 87112. French Mortuary 7121 Wyoming Blvd. NE 823-9400
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