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Rice -- Roger B. Rice, 91, died Friday, June 27, 2003. He is survived by his wife, Jessie; children, Beverly Nelson of Nucla, CO, William Rice of Cleveland, OH and Betsi Garner of Wimberley, TX; and four grandchildren. Mr. Rice was born in Naugatuch, Connecticut in 1912. He received a chemical engineering degree from the University of Cincinnati. He married Jessie Boon in 1939. During his career Roger managed chemical, plastics, and nuclear research plants in five states. He served on the Board of Elders of two churches. A Memorial Service and luncheon will be held at Grace Church, 6901 San Antonio Dr. NE, at 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, July 8, 2003.
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Romero -- Tomas A. Romero, 78, passed away on July 3, 2003. He was born on August 12, 1924 in Roy, New Mexico. Mr. Romero was a 20 year retiree as a Corporal-Sergeant with the Airforce, a 17 year retiree from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, a Normandy Invasion Survivor, W.W.II Veteran of the Korean Conflict, Cold War Veteran and a recipient of several military awards which include five combat stripes, European-African Middle Eastern Victory Medal, Overseas Ribbon and a Good Conduct Medal. Mr. Romero will be deeply missed by his loving family. A rosary will be recited on Sunday evening at 7:00 p.m. at the Holy Family Catholic Church. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday morning at 10:00 a.m. also at the HolyFamily Catholic Church Service are in the care of : Garcia Mortuary 717 Stover Ave. S.W. 243-5222
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Sauters -- Mary Lou Sauters. The Family wishes to express their sincere appreciation to all family and friends for the support and kind expressions of sympathy received during our time of loss. A special thank you is extended to the New Mexico State Police Search and Rescue and the Bank of Albuquerque for food and water. Thank you so much. Arrangements were under the direction of: Strong-Thorne Mortuary 1100 Coal Ave. 842-8800
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Schlenker -- Hazel Helen Hamblen Schlenker. Hazel passed away at age 91 on June 22, 2003. She was born January 21, 1912 in Garfield County, Oklahoma to Earl and Loda Harris Hamblen. Earl was a farmer and oil well driller, and Loda was an Irish-English-Cherokee housewife. Oldest of six children, Hazel was preceded in death by brothers, Thomas, Cleveland, Oliver, Eidom; and by sister, Dorothy. Through her father, Hazel was related to gospel singer and songwriter Stuart Hamblen ("It Is No Secret";"This Old House"). Through her mother, Hazel was related to Franklin Pierce, 14th President of the U.S. After graduation from high school in Shamrock, Oklahoma, Hazel moved with her family to Parmer County, Texas, to a farm near the Rhea (German) Community. It was there that she met Harold Milton Schlenker, whom she married in Clovis, New Mexico November 22, 1930. Harold died September 28,1991. Hazel and Harold had five children, four of whom survived Hazel. She was preceded in death by her youngest daughter Linda Gail Pearson, who died April 22, 2003. Surviving children are: Loda Pauline Tischler and husband, Melvin, of Lubbock, TX; Kendall Oliver Schlenker and wife, Wilda, of Placitas, NM; Lea Ann Keller, widow of Bob Keller, of Placerville, CA; Charles Milton Schlenker and wife, Ann, of El Dorado Hills, CA; and by son-in-law, William E."Bill" Pearson, surviving husband of Linda, of Bernalillo, NM. Hazel is also survived by 16 grandchildren, 38 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren. Cremation has taken place. A Memorial Service will be held in the Chapel of First Presbyterian Church on Friday, July 11, 2003 at 3:00 p.m. with the Rev. Tom Hart presiding. Hazel's T.G.I.F. group at First Presbyterian Church will be Honorary Pallbearers. Burial of cremains will be with those of Harold and Linda at the cemetery near Friona, in Parmer County, Texas. To those so inclined, the family requests contributions to your own Churches or favorite charities, in lieu of flowers. The family especially appreciates the care and kindness provided to Hazel in recent months by Lana Hutchinson and her staff at Andrew House Assisted Living. The family also thanks Vista Hospice Care for its help and concern in the final days.
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Schmidt -- Dennis Ray Schmidt, beloved son and brother, passed away on June 25, 2003. Dennis was born on January 30, 1969 in Elmhurst, IL. He was a resident of Rio Rancho, NM coming from Broadview, IL. Dennis was very fond of NBA basketball, and enjoyed cheering on his favorite team the Chicago Bulls. Dennis also loved spending time with his brother, remote control cars, and watching football games on television. Dennis will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved him. He was preceded in death by his inseparable brother Alan, who passed away on Feb. 14, 2003. They shared their lives and their disease until the very end and they were brothers in every sense of the word. Dennis is survived by his loving mother Irene and step-father Gary Collatz step-sister Kari Collatz; grandmother Ruth Schmidt of Broadview, IL; aunt, Diane and Mario Vanucci of Wheaton, IL; many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and cousins. A Memorial Mass will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, July 14, 2003 at St. Thomas Aquinas Church in Rio Rancho. Services under the care of: Sunrise Funeral Options 2400 Southern Blvd. Rio Rancho, NM (505) 891-9192
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Scott-Peck -- Cynthia J. Scott-Peck a resident of Jemez Springs, New Mexico passed away on Thursday July 3, 2003. She is survived by her parents Doris and Richard Spencer of Endicott, NY, her son and his wife Justin and Jessica Scott of Endicott, NY, her daughter and her husband and their daughter Jamie, Rich and Meagan Barber of Endicott, NY, her husband Kyle Peck and her two step-sons, Jeremy and Dylan Peck of Jemez Springs, New Mexico. She is also survived by her sister and her husband Sally and Gary Walker and their two children Amy and Gary of Nichols, NY, her sister and her husband Donna and Rodrigo Galvez and their daughter Sarah of Jackson, Mississippi, her sister Penny Hunter, Eric, and her children Brian, Emily, and James. Cynthia spent the majority of her life in the Endicott, New York area as a loving mother and homemaker and working in finance, and accounting. Cynthia was a creative and talented person and she moved to New Mexico in 1998 to begin her dream of business ownership, and she began the Wolly Lamb Sewing Shoppe. In making her sewing creations Cyndi would sacrifice personal time and monetary gain for her payment from customers which came as a smile and pure admiration of her creative products. Cyndi's dream was shattered after a lengthy and courageous battle against cancer. Cyndi was born on August 5, 1955 in Johnson City, New York and she was thirty-two days short of her 48 birthday when she was called to our lord. The funeral/cremation ceremony will be in Endicott, NY on Wednesday, July 9th, 2003 at the Coleman and Daniels Funeral Home at 7:00pm. A memorial service will be held at the Jemez Springs Presbyterian Church on Thursday, July 17, 2003 at 7:00pm. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to: A Special Granddaughter-The Meagan Scott-Barber New Beginning College Fund at the Jemez Valley Credit Union in Jemez Springs, New Mexico 87025. Arrangements by: Direct Funeral Services 2919 4th NW Albuquerque 343-8008.
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Shaw -- A. Park Shaw III (Park), 56, died at his home in Albuquerque on Friday, June 27, 2003 after a long battle with multiple myeloma. He is survived by his wife of 21 years, Cassandra Claire Hudson Shaw. Cremation has taken place. The family plans a private memorial at a later date. French Mortuary 1111 University Blvd. NE 843-6333
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Smith -- Roy Daniel Smith, 80, a loving husband, father and grandfather and a resident of Albuquerque for 20 years, died Friday, July 04, 2003. He is survived by his wife, Mary Sue Warner-Smith of Albuquerque; sons, Matthew M. Smith of Oakland, CA, Andrew A. Smith and wife, Toril of Vancouver, WA; and granddaughters, Sydney and Julia. Roy worked in Hollywood as a publicist in the motion picture industry, retiring to Albuquerque in 1983. He was a lover of music, literature, film, fine food and spirits. Roy was a native of Brooklyn and graduate of City College of New York. He was a life-long Dodgers fan. Cremation has taken place. Private family services will be held. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association-NM Affiliate, P.O. Box 90790, 87199 or New Mexico Symphony Orchestra, 3301 Menaul NE, 87107. French Mortuary 1111 University Blvd. NE 843-6333
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Thompson -- Funeral services for J. Leon Thompson were held yesterday, July 5, 2003, at the First Presbyterian Church. If so desired, donations may be made in his memory to the First Presbyterian Church Foundation, 215 Locust NE, 87102 or the Shriners Crippled Children's Hospital Transportation Fund, c/o Ballut Abyad Temple, 6600 Zuni Rd. SE, 87108 French Mortuary 1111 University Blvd., NE 843-6333
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Tully -- Frances left us on July 3, 2003. She is survived by Long time Special Friend Jose Herrera, Brother Joe & Wife Ramona Martinez. Julia & Marcos Romero, Emma Ortiz, Tommy Gonzales, Isabel Martinez, Dora and Able Flores, Helen Martinez along with many Nephews and Nieces. Rosary will be held on 7/7/03 at Strong-Thorne Mortuary-Palm Chapel at 7:00 p.m. Funeral will be on 7/8/03 at St. Bernadette Catholic Church at 9:00 a.m. Intermit to follow at Sunset Memorial.
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