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DUQUETTE -- Fred. The family of Fred E. Duquette would like to thank all their relatives and friends for their kind expression of sympathy extended to them during their bereavement; a special thank you to Pastor Mc Lean for officiating the Graveside Blessing, to the staff at Ladera Nursing Home for their kindness and care and to the pallbearers. Arrangements by: GABALDON MORTUARY 1000 OLD COORS RD. SW
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FALIN -- Larry H. Falin, 66, a resident of Albuquerque and formerly Alamogordo, died Saturday, September 6, 2003. He is survived by his wife, Jane Falin of the family home; son, William Falin and wife, Kathy of Westlake, OH; daughters, Lara Brewer and husband, Russell of Cumming, GA and Kimberly Marvin and husband, Greg of Alamogordo, NM; brother, Bennie Falin and wife, Bonnie of Reno, NV; sisters, Rose Helen Horne of Colburne, VA and Diana McDaniel of Raleigh, NC; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Russell and Frances Keck of Albuquerque; nine grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. He was preceded in death by his son, Michael and his parents, Bill and Rose Falin. Larry served as an MP in the United States Air Force. Memorial services will be held Wednesday, 4:00 p.m., at French Mortuary, University Blvd. Chapel, with Pastor Rick Donaho officiating. French Mortuary 1111 University Blvd. NE 843-6333
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FORD -- Jack Ford, 91, a resident of Albuquerque since 1961, died Tuesday, September 2, 2003. He is survived by sons, Jack C. Ford and wife, Lynda, of Huntington Beach, CA and Ronald F. Ford and wife, Cherry, of Houston, TX; grandchildren, Christopher Sean Ford, Patrick Ryan Ford and Shannon Elizabeth Blackwell and great grandchildren Jacob Sean Ford and Conner Stephan Ford. Mr. Ford was preceded in death by his wife, June Kathleen Ford in 1995. He was a member of the Masons in Pueblo, Co, a member of the Elks and a life member of Pioneers of America Telephone. Mr. Ford retired after 45 years with Mountain States Telephone. He was a life member of Telephone Pioneers of America, a 63-year member of Scottish Rite, AF & AM, 63-year member of South Pueblo Lodge #31, and a 29-year member of the Elks, Albuquerque Lodge #461. He was a world traveler, an avid reader and enjoyed music from classical to country. Services are pending for early October. French Mortuary 10500 Lomas Blvd. NE 275-3500
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FORT -- James Fort, 80, a resident of Fence Lake, NM, died Saturday, August 30, 2003. He is survived by his wife, Sharon Fort of the family home; daughters, Darlene Hubbell of Las Cruces, NM and Cindy La Rochelle and husband, Eric of Tumwater, WA; nine grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and sister, Ina Davis of Colorado. He was preceded in death by his son, Jim Ed; his parents; and his first wife, Shirley. James served his country in WWII serving in the US Army and received many medals of honor. Cremation has taken place per Mr. Ford 's wishes. Memorial service will be held Monday, September 8, at 11:30 a.m. in Fence Lake Community Center. French Mortuary 1111 University Blvd. NE 843-6333
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FRIIS -- Bodil Friis, 87, died at her home on Thursday, Sept. 4, 2003. Bodil was born in Denmark on May 20, 1916, to Niels and Anna Rorbech. She arrived in Calgary, Canada, in 1957, moved to Southern California in 1959 and settled in Albuquerque, N.M., in 1970. She was preceded in death by her husband, Erik Friis, in 1997. She is survived her son, Anton Friis of Albuquerque and by her daughters Marianne Artis and her husband Warwick of Australia and Anna M. Letz and her husband Jerry of Oregon. She also has three sisters, Inge Norkkentved of Denmark, Helle Egense of California and Birthe Rorbech of Florida, seven grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren. Services will be held at Vista Verde Mortuary on Tuesday, September 9, 2003 at 11 a.m. followed by private interment at a later date at Vista Verde Memorial Park. Vista Verde Mortuary 4310 Sara Rd. Rio Rancho, New Mexico 892-9920
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GABALDON -- Mayme Gabaldn, a resident of Los Lunas, NM, passed peacefully to her heavenly home surrounded by her loving family on Friday, September 5, 2003. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Fred; and a son, Donald Gabaldn, both in 1978; her parents, Luciano and Maria Romero; her grandson, Fred Gabaldn Jr., in 2000; her granddaughter, Erica Trujillo in 2001; her brothers, Barney and Jesus Romero; her sisters, Stella Finch; Petrita Cordova; and son-in-law, Richard Lucero. Mayme is survived by her daughters, Lucy Chavez and husband, Charles of Los Lunas; Juanita Lucero of Belen; Diane Padilla; and Genola Gabaldn, both of Los Lunas; her sons, Fred Gabaldn and wife, Shirley of Albuquerque, NM; Charles Tommy Gabaldn of Los Lunas; and Eugene Gabaldn and wife, Adela of Albuquerque; her ten loving grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; her brother, Lee Romero and wife, Jennie; and her two sisters, Pula Griego and husband, Ramon; Elvira Romero and husband, Fred; and a sister-in-law, Chanita Romero. Also many loving nieces, nephews and friends. All services will be held at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church beginning with a viewing on Sunday, September 7, 2003 at 5:30pm followed by a rosary at 6:00pm. A funeral Mass will be celebrated on Monday, September 8, 2003 at 10:00am with Father Albert Gallegos officiating. Interment will follow at the Valencia Catholic Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Carlos and Brian Chavez; George Gabaldn; Donovan Lucero; Charles Chavez, Sr.; and Charlie Chavez, Jr. Honorary pallbearers will be Rudy Wright; Adrian Lopez; Anthony Sanchez; Nicholas and Esequiel Trujillo. Romero Funeral Home 609 N. Main St. Belen 87002.
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GALLOWAY -- James "Santa Fe" Galloway, Pianist, Composer, Playwright, born 20 August 1938 died 30 August 2003. Musically gifted from a young age James played clarinet in his grade school band and studied piano at the Danfelser School. At age 10 he and a pal directed a 3-act play, and by age 13 in addition to writing many skits for variety shows, he and a couple of friends wrote and directed their first play. At the old AHS he was on the staff and a contributor to the school literary magazine, participated in the theatre program, played clarinet and oboe and helped write the original operetta that was produced each year by the music theory class. While at UNM he had a one-act play produced at Rodey Theatre and wrote the music for another. He also danced the lead of "Billy the Kid" with the Modern Dance Dept. He received his BFA in Piano and began graduate studies in piano and composition. A scholarship took him to Mexico City to study with the founder and conductor of the National Orchestral of Mexico where he had his professional debut as a concert pianist. Following that he was invited to Bucharest, Romania for the Gerges Enescu Competition. He was awarded a Fullbright Fellowship and spent two years in Brazil studying the music of that country. This was followed by a solo concert tour throughout South America as a musical ambassador for the US State Dept. From sketches he made in Brazil he wrote his 1st Piano Concerto, "Maractu", which premiered with the NM Symphony, and was later reworked into a ballet score for the Harkness Ballet in NY, where he was musical director for a time. His Brazilian "Bahia" songs for Soprano and Orchestra were premiered in Wisconsin and later performed at Carnagie Hall. Reviews of that work termed him "a master of orchestration, producing a score glittering with vivid color, savage rhythms and changing moods". His works, both music and drama, were commissioned by a number of groups across the country from New York, Nashville, Minnesota, and many in New Mexico. His "Santa Fe Spirit" won the Special Music Award from the Western Heritage Center in Oklahoma. Work he did with La Compania de Albuquerque’s production of Tierra Sagrada especially pleased him. Five of his plays were premiered at the U of Albuquerque. "Resurrection" won both Best Play and Best Playwright, and "Mirage" won Outstanding Production from the American College Festival. The musical comedy, "Travelin’ Show" was a joint venture by the drama and music Depts. at UNM and was a roaring success. It was also performed in Raton, Gallup and Red Rock. Opera SW has premiered four of his operas, the latest was just last June. He is survived by a nephew, Craig Fox, a niece, Carla Fox and Steve Slater, their children Stephanie and Kathleen Slater, a niece Chelsea Fox and Scott Harnish, their children Bailey and Kenzie Harnish and the many colleagues and friends who loved him. A viewing will be from 3 - 7 pm on Sunday 7 August. Service is at 11 am on Monday 8 August, both at French Mortuary on University, just north of Lomas. A Memorial Tribute to celebrate some of his prolific contribution to the performing arts will be held the 4th of October at Stage One Theatre, Pope Pious X High School on N. Coors. Time to be announced.
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GRIEGO -- Mr. Benito Griego, Funeral Services will be held on Monday, September 8, 2003 at San Felipe de Neri Catholic Church where the Mass will be celebrated at 11:00 a.m. Burial will follow at Mt. Calvary Cemetery. A Rosary for Mr. Griego will be recited on Sunday evening at 7:00 p.m. at the San Jose de los Duranes Church. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the San Felipe de Neri Catholic School. Arrangements by: Salazar & Sons Mortuary 400 Third Street SW 247-4124
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JOHNSON -- Ann Johnson, 82, longtime resident of Albuquerque, residing at Monzano del Sol, died at Albuquerque's Heart Hospital, August 30, 2003. Widow of C. Floyd Johnson, she is survived by two daughters, Charlotte Harvill of Tome, NM and Susan Jolly of San Diego, CA; a grandson, Casey Jolly of San Diego; and a granddaughter, Lindsay Donaghy of San Diego. Born in 1920 in Silver City, NM, daughter of Frank and Maude Light, Ann was a second-generation native of Grant County, NM. A graduate of University of New Mexico with a degree in Spanish, she went on to a distinguished career as administrative assistant in UNM's Foreign Languages Department, from which she retired in 1979. Throughout her adult life, Ann was active in The League of Women Voters, the American Association of University Women, and the Pan American Round Table, organizations to which she gave generously of her administrative skills, serving as office holder both locally and regionally. In recent years she had been an honored volunteer at New Mexico's Planned Parenthood Association. Her penchant for organizing and her volunteer-spirit defined her life to the end, including active leadership on the Resident's Council and other resident-administrative groups at Monzano del Sol, the Albuquerque retirement community where she and Floyd moved in 1995. She will be remembered for her love of the Spanish language, culture and literature, for her love of books, her love of gardening, her ardent support of the Democratic Party and principles of social service, and her example of the importance of grassroots democratic process. Most of all, family and friends celebrate her as a woman of strong character, a genial hostess who loved a good story and funny jokes, whose drive made her a ready and tireless worker in every situation, and whose sense of meticulous organization took care of the business of life to the last detail, leaving behind no loose ends. In lieu of flowers, friends are asked to send memorial donations in the name of Ann Johnson to Planned Parenthood of New Mexico, 719 San Mateo Blvd. NE, Albuquerque, NM 87108. Sunrise Funeral Options 7601 Wyoming Blvd NE Albuquerque, NM 87109 (505)821-0010
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LARSEN -- Marilyn R. Larsen. Ms. Larsen succumbed to cartiac failure in her La Veta Drive home on 29 July 2003. Born in Chicago, Illinois in 1930, she came to New Mexico with her family in 1943. Her father, Ralph Larsen had been hired by Dr. Robert Oppenheimer to work at Los Alamos on the development and construction of the first atomic bombs. She has recounted those days of having a passport to get into Los Alamos, living behind barbed wire topped fences, and attending a one room school with the children of renowned scientists. After the war, they moved to Albuqerque, where she graduated from Albuquerque High School and the University of New Mexico. She moved to New York City and worked in the offices of the National Container Corporation for some years. While there, she met and married Harry Wagner, a graduate student at Columbia University. The marriage was unsuccessful and after a divorce, she returned to Albuquerque, attained her Master's Degree at UNM, and taught in the Albuquerque Public School system. She later moved to Wisconsin and taught in the Brown Deer Schools until her retirement. Her teaching abilities were lauded by school administrators and her students. After her retirement, she continued living in the Milwaukee area making dried plant decorations and jewelry, and in the year 2000, moved back to Albuquerque. In her younger years in Albuquerque, with the tutorage of her father, she became a skilled handgun and long gun shooter, winning many competitions. She was a staunch and outspoken defender of the Second Amendment Right, a Life Member of the National Rifle Association, and a member of Mensa International. Ms. Larsen is survived by her sister, Eileen (Larsen) Johnson of Sandia Park; and her brother, Tom Larsen of Tijeras.
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