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KOLB -- Caleb Michael Kolb, infant son of Amber Kolb and Mike Seager and step-dad, Greg Taylor, died Tuesday, September 23, 2003. He is also survived by his grandparents: Greg and Laura Kolb: Bob and Candice Seager, George and Judy Taylor, and Bonnie Willet; great-grandparents, Audrey Palady, Tom and Mary Sauters, Sheila Willet and Paul Kolb; and many, many other family members and friends. Caleb touched a lot of people. He was a sweet boy and was a bright spot in every ones heart. Services will be held on his first birthday Saturday, 2:00 p.m., at French Mortuary, University Blvd. Chapel. Interment will follow at Sunset Memorial Park, 924 Menaul NE. French Mortuary 1111 University Blvd. NE 843-6333
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LOVATO -- Larry Jr. In Loving Memory of Larry Michael Jr. Lovato September 25, 1979 - June 16, 2000 Happy Birthday Mikey!!!! We love you and miss you Dad, Mom, Gabby, Franko, Juanita Happy 24th Birthday to my lil' bro Mikey I love you and miss you... Remember that you are Alwayz remembered and never forgotten See you one day soon in that beautiful place called HEAVEN... Love Alwayz your big sister, Gabby Lovato
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MARTIN -- Martha Martin, 62, was born in Mora, NM. October 22, 1941. She was a longtime resident of Albuquerque. Martha comfortably passed away Friday, September 19, 2003 at her home after a long illness. She was preceded in death by her brother, Charlie Espinoza; sister, Rosemary Espinoza; and is survived by her husband of 37 years, Chester Martin; five sons and their wives, Ryan and Cindy Martin, Fritz and Janann Martin, Tim and Tina Martin, Ronald and Lilliana Martin, and Robert Martin; four daughters, Linda Beltran, Betty and husband, Larry Francia, Georgia and husband, Reyes, and Melanie Sandoval; sister, Jeannie Sigala; 32 grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren; 14 nephews and nieces. A memorial service will be held at St. Anne Catholic Church, 1400 Arenal SW. on Friday, September 26, 2003 at 7:00 p.m. Private family burial will take place at a later date. Arrangements by Direct Funeral Services, 2919 4th ST. NW. Albuquerque. 505-343-8008.
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MENDEZ -- Anna Tabora Mendez, 58, a lifelong resident of Los Lunas, passed away September 24, 2003. She is survived by her son, Rod Collins and Dorothy Sanchez; daughters, Lisa Collins and Ron Grindal, and Monica Lente and husband, Joshua; three grandchildren, Amanda Collins, Alicia Carabajal and Adriana Carabajal; six sisters, Becky Canotal and husband, Noe, Sandra Tabora, Polly Castillo and husband, Jimmy, Valerie Gurule and husband, Tommy, Renee Tabora and Norman Velasco, and Cindy Rael and husband, Ernest. She had 14 nieces and nephews, and ten great-nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Faustino Mendez; grandmother, Petra Tafoya, and parents, Dimas Tabora and Estefena Tabora. The oldest of seven sisters, she loved puzzles, games, dancing, bowling. She loved life itself and was always thinking of others before herself. She was loved and depended upon by friends and family, and a second mom to many nieces and nephews. Her presence and her laughter will be greatly missed. A Rosary will be recited Thursday, September 25, 2003, 7:00 p.m., at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church in Peralta. Mass of the Resurrection will be celebrated Friday, September 26, 2003, 10:00 a.m., at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church in Peralta, with Fr. Hilaire Valiquette, Celebrant, officiating. Interment will follow at San Clemente Cemetery. Hillcrest Funeral Home 225 San Mateo NE 265-5959
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MONTANO -- Mr. Eugenio Montano, 85, passed away on September 22, 2003. Mr. Montano is survived by his beloved wife of 60 years, Lisa; two daughters, Cecelia Montoya and husband, Gilbert, Margie Cifuni; two sons, Jake Montano and wife, Jennifer, and Edward Montano; one sister, Esther Benner and husband, Lester; four grandchildren, James and wife, Helanda, Evan, Mario and Dominic; two great-grandchildren, Demar and Pierre; many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Mr. Montano was preceded in death by his parents, Eduardo and Adela Castillo Montano; his brothers, Candido and Willie Montano; and his sisters, Demetria Gonzales, Refugia Gonzales, and Lala Jaramillo. Final visitation will be Thursday from 12:00 noon until 12:30 p.m. at the El Buen Samaritano United Methodist Church, 700 Granite NW with a Funeral Service at 12:30 p.m. by Deacon Max Cisneros. Committal Service will follow at the Santa Fe National Cemetery at 3:00 p.m. Arrangements by: Gabaldon Mortuary 1000 Old Coors Dr. SW 243-7861
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MOREROD -- Shurley B. Morerod was born on a farm near Harwood, MO on Jauary 28, 1915 and passed away September 22, 2003 at the Christian Health Center in Nevada, MO. He was the son of Samuel Russell Morerod and Anna May Steincross Morerod. Shurley met Jesus as his Lord and Savior on November 11, 1932. He was baptized into the fellowship of Harwood Baptist Church, Harwood, MO. He was ordained a deacon at Harwood Baptist on October 14, 1945. Until his death, he was a deacon at Walker Baptist Church, Walker, MO. He married Etalka Mae Reece on June 15, 1937 at Harwood and to this union were born five sons and three daughters. He was a farmer, south of Harwood, until the family moved to Belen, NM in 1951. While in New Mexico, he worked for the Santa Fe Railroad. The family was actively involved with the First Baptist Church of Belen where Shurley served as a deacon. The family moved back to a farm south of Schell City, MO where he lived until 1980 when he retired and moved back to Harwood. He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife; one brother, Harold Russell; one son, Harold Eugene; two grandchildren, Gwendolyn and Mark B. Morerod; three great-grandchildren; and one granddaughter-in-law. Shurley is survived by three daughters, Judith Caudle and husband, Jon of Weaubleau, MO; Otilla Fox and husband, Robert of Fair Haven, MO; and Gwen Traynor of Manteca, CA; and four sons, Rienhold Morerod and wife, Carolyn of Hull, IL; Boyd Morerod and wife, Samia of Belen, NM; Waggoner Morerod and wife, Karen of Kansas City, KS; and Russell Morerod of Schell City, MO; one daughter-in-law, Nina Morerod of Harwood; 23 grandchildren; and 27 great-grandchildren. Pallbearers include Penny Locke, Cary Correa, Robert Fox, Brent McMeans, Zack, Derek, Eric, Terry, Aaron, and Samial B. Morerod. The rest of Shurley's grandchildren will serve as Honorary Pallbearers. A musical concert by the Morerod families will be the major portion of the funeral service as prepared by Shurley with the Rev. John Nichols officiating at the Harwood Baptist Church on Friday, September 26, 2003 at 11:00 a.m. Christian Burial will follow at Green Lawn Cemetery, Harwood, MO. Lewis-Haogland Funeral Home, Schell City, MO is in charge of arrangements. For information, please call (417) 432-3111. Romero Funeral Home, 609 N. Main St., Belen, NM 87002.
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NARANJO -- Carlos Naranjo, formerly of Albuquerque, beloved son, brother, uncle, friend, mentor and humanitarian passed away suddenly and went to be with his Lord on September 19, 2003. Born on July 3, 1930 he was the son of the late Simon Naranjo and the late Marcelina (Lena) Limon. He was preceded in death by sisters, Sadie Martinez, and Louise Montoya; brothers, Albert and Ralph Naranjo. Born and raised in Albuquerque he graduated high school from El Rito Normal in northern NM. After high school, he served honorably in the US Army during the Korean War and was a recipient of the Bronze Star. Upon returning home, he attended Highlands University obtaining his teaching degree. Carlos then volunteered with the Peace Corps where he worked diligently for two years with the people of the Dominican Republic. He introduced the first ever basketball program and mobile library for the children of the Dominican Republic. Upon his return to the US he taught math and science in Tularosa, NM. Carlos later earned his Masters degree in school administration from Stanford University. He was also a Regional Fellow of the Ford Foundation. In his later years, he taught school in southern California, finally retiring in 1990 as a school principal. Carlos was very active after his retirement and never ceased being a community activist for those less fortunate. He was also an active member of the American Legion and VFW. Carlos devoted his life to working for the betterment of his fellow human beings, both young and old. Carlos had a full life giving wholeheartedly of himself whenever the need arose. He undoubtedly helped many others of which the true extent we many never know. Carlos is survived by his close and loving brother, Henry Limon, Jr.; sister, Irene Flores both of California; brother, Jose Limon; and sister, Christine Limon both of Albuquerque. Also several loving nieces, nephews, cousins and extended family members, special thanks to niece, Sharon and husband, Raymond Wright and Irene Flores for giving so generously of their time and energy. Also his many dear and kind friends both in New Mexico and California. We have lost a kind and gentle soul but he has left us with the true meaning of love and charity. He will be greatly missed. Memorial Services are pending at this time.
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PANIAGUA -- Nolasco Paniagua, 88, a resident of Albuquerque died September 18, 2003. He was born in 1915 to Nolasco and Balbina Paniagua. Nolasco enjoyed reading Spanish poetry and literature and also enjoyed painting. Nolasco is survived by his loving wife, Manolita Paniagua; daughter, Maria H. Duffy and husband, Luis; grandchildren, Vivian, Eduardo and Veronica Duffy; and great-grandchild, Alexis Valdez all of Albuquerque. A Memorial Mass will be held on Saturday, September 27, 2003 at 10:00 a.m. at Queen of Heaven Catholic Church, 5311 Phoenix NE. Sunrise Funeral Options 7601 Wyoming Blvd NE Albuquerque, NM 87109 (505) 821-0010
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PENA -- Dolores B. "Lola" Pena, 90 yrs. old, passed away Monday, September 22, 2003 in the presence of her family. She was raised in Los Lunas by Juliana and Sylvester Tafoya. She was preceded in death by her husband, Manuel G. Pena; parents, Eluterio Baca and Beatrice Montano Baca; and her siblings, Stella Pena, Andres Lovario, Angie Otero, and Clorey Tafoya. She is survived by her daughter, Bette Pena; nieces, Marie Pena Snyder, Rosemary Pena Padilla, and Elsie Pena Ross; and many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Our beloved Auntie Lola will be greatly missed. Cremation has taken place. A Mass will be held Thursday, September 25, 2003 at 9:30 a.m. at San Clemente Catholic Church in Los Lunas.
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SANCHEZ -- Tranquilino "Kilo" G. Sanchez, 81, a resident of Belen, peacefully passed away at his home on Wednesday, September 24, 2003 surrounded by his loving family. He was a member of Our Lady of Belen Catholic Church and The Knights of Columbus. He proudly served his country with the U.S. Army Air Force during WWII. He retired in 1982 from the AT&SF Railroad after 39 years of outstanding service. Kilo was well-known for the wonderful gardens he grew every year. Also, he bowled for the Romero Funeral Home in the Belen League for many years. He is preceded in death by his parents, Presciliano and Elena Sanchez; and his sister, Erlinda Garcia. Kilo is survived by his beloved wife of 58 years, Mary Tabet Sanchez; his two daughters, Viola and Regina Sanchez; his two grandsons, Marc and Dale Sanchez; his three sisters, Sesaria "Sessie" Lopez and her husband, Eduardo "Lalo"; Lucinda "Cinda" Romero and her husband, Daniel; Juanita "Jenny" De Anda and her husband, Edward; his brother in law, Joe T. Garcia and his wife, Dolores; his sister-in-laws, Clara Sanchez; Lily B. Tabet; and Mary Lou Cavenee. He is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews. A viewing will be held at Romero Funeral Home on Thursday, September 25, 2003 at 5:30 p.m. with a Rosary following at 6:00 p.m. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Friday, September 26, 2003 at Our Lady of Belen Catholic Church at 11:00 a.m. with Father Mark Honhart officiating. Interment will be held at Our Lady of Belen Memorial Gardens. Romero Funeral Home, 609 N. Main St., Belen, NM 87002.
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