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King -- Charles King, a resident of Rio Rancho since 1987, passed away on June 27, 2003 in Albuquerque, NM. He is survived by his wife, Jean King of Rio Rancho, NM; sons, Charles King of Los Alamos, NM and Michael King and wife Susan of Rio Rancho; grandson, Noel King also of Rio Rancho; niece, Carol Burger of Stoughton, Mass; nephews, Sammy King of Los Alamos and Rodney King of Redlands, CA; sister-in-laws, Irene King of Yucaipa, CA and Mary King of Stoughton, Mass; nieces, Clarita Zivney of Dallas, TX and Virginia Earl Griffith of Modesto, CA; other nieces and nephews including Amber, Katie, Matthew and Eric. Charles was preceded in death by two brothers and three sisters, including his identical twin brother, Sam King who passed away in 1982. He is a Master Mason, and a member of Pajarito Lodge #66, AF & AM, in Los Alamos. Charles retired in 1987 from Los Alamos National Laboratory. He was a member of the 18th Combat Engineers in the US Army during WWII. Charles saw combat action in the Aleutian Islands and spent two years helping to build the Alaskan Highway. Charles was a devoted Chicago Cubs fan since 1939, a devoted husband and father. He always stood up for the underdog. Services will be held on Tuesday, July 1, 2003 at 10:00 a.m. at French Mortuary, Westside Chapel, 9300 Golf Course, NW with Rick Donaho, officiating. Masonic services will also be held at this time. Burial will follow at Santa Fe National Cemetery at 1:00 p.m. French Mortuary 9300 Golf Course Rd. NW (505) 897-0300
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Knudson -- Dovia Irene Knudson, 99, a long time resident of Albuquerque, died Tuesday, June 24, 2003. She is survived by her daughter, Maxine Wilson and husband, Warren of Albuquerque; six grandchildren Lorraine Fjelseth and husband, Don, Julanne Williams and husband, David, all of Albuquerque; Warren Bud Wilson II and wife, Bonnie of Rio Rancho; Suzanne Knudson, Greg Knudson and wife, Pat, and Bart Knudson and wife, Tammy all of Medford, OR; eight great-grandchildren; eight great-great-grandchildren; and other dear extended family. Mrs. Knudson was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph Earl Knudson; son, Joseph Earl Knudson, Jr.; son, Baby Boy Knudson; six brothers and one sister. She owned and operated several retail grocery businesses with her husband from the 1930s to the 1960s. Mrs. Knudson was a member of the Eastern Star and 1st Baptist Church. She enjoyed dancing, bowling and playing cards. Services will be held Monday, 10:00 a.m. at Sunset Memorial Park, 924 Menual Blvd. NE, with Rev. Dennis Lihte officiating. Interment to follow at Sunset Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Noonday Ministry, 1st Baptist Church, 101 Broadway NE, 87102. French Mortuary 1111 University Blvd. NE 843-6333
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Lyons -- Lawrence M. Lyons died June 17, 2003, in Santa Fe. He was born February 1, 1918 in Queens, New York. He was 85. Mr. Lyons is survived by his sister, Thelma Lattin of Culver City, CA; his two daughters, Anne Farrell of Santa Fe, and Carol Lyons of Denver, CO; his four grandchildren, Nell Farrell (Albuquerque), Maxwell Farrell (Boston, MA), Christopher Lawrence Lyons (Marlton, NJ), and Sara Lyons (Silver Spring, MD); one great-grandson, Christopher Lawrence Lyons, Jr.; and many cousins around the world. He was preceded in death by his wife of 56 years, Doris (Tommie Tuckman) Lyons, and his son, Stephen Lyons. Mr. Lyons earned a Bachelor of Science degree in 1939 (Electrical Engineering) at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology of which he remained a lifelong supporter. He started his professional engineering career at the height of the Great Depression for Burndy Engineering Company (later Burndy Corp.), where he worked for 37 years. He retired in 1976 as Vice President, having managed Burndy operations in Los Angeles, California, and Norwalk, Connecticut. He was a member of the Institute of Electrical & Electronics Engineers since 1940 and was honored with life membership in 1984. He took great pride in his grandson, Maxwell, following in his footsteps as a member of MIT class of 2004. The Lyons family moved from New York City to Los Angeles in 1946, where Mr. Lyons managed the Burndy plant. Mr. Lyons was transferred to Burndy headquarters in Norwalk, CT in 1958, and the family lived in Westport, CT for 20 years. After his retirement in 1976 and a short period of engineering and management consulting, Larry and Doris moved to Santa Fe, NM in 1978 where, with William Lumpkins, they built a beautiful passive-solar adobe home overlooking the Sangre de Cristo Mountains, which they enjoyed for 20 years. Both became involved in many community activities: The End of the Trail and Corazn de Los Caminos chapters of the Santa Fe Trail Association, the Vista Encantada Neighborhood Association, and the New Mexico Archeology Society. Both were dedicated volunteers for the Museum of New Mexico Foundation and Larry worked as a docent at the Palace of the Governors. For 18 years he provided business advice to small business owners throughout northern New Mexico as a volunteer for the Service Corps of Retired Executives (SCORE) sponsored by the U.S. Small Business Administration. He was recognized as a Santa Fe Living Treasure, one of a handful of remarkable older citizens of northern New Mexico for his work as a SCORE volunteer. Throughout his life, Larry Lyons was an avid amateur photographer, creating a library of tens of thousands of spectacular 35mm color slides documenting travels around the world, as well as the Santa Fe Trail, Native Americans of New Mexico, and his cherished family. The collection will become part of the Photo Archives of the Museum of New Mexico. The body has been cremated. A memorial gathering to celebrate the life of Larry Lyons will be held in early August in Santa Fe. Friends and family are invited to contact Carol Lyons, 761 Newport Street, Denver, CO 80220 for details. Larry Lyons was an ardent supporter of education. Contributions in his memory will be welcomed by the Bridges Project for Education, a hard working, grass roots organization, which helps low-income, minority, and first generation students in Northern New Mexico go to college: Bridges Project for Education, P.O. Box 308, Taos, NM 87571, 505-758-5074 (www.BridgesProject.net), Mr. Ben Maddox, Executive Director.
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Martinez -- Luther Frank Martinez, Jr., 64, a resident of Albuquerque since 1994, passed away on June 24, 2003. He is survived by his wife, Alice Martinez of Albuquerque; four sons, Michael Moore and wife, Lenore of Albuquerque, Randy Martinez of Davis, CA, Jason Martinez and wife, Trisha of Portland, OR, and David Jones and wife, Lorie of Evansville, IN; a daughter, Terri Jones of Lake Havasu, AZ; mother, C. Lily Martinez of Albuquerque; three brothers, Vern Martinez of Denver, CO, Leroy Martinez of Mission Viejo, CA and Lemuel Martinez of Albuquerque; one sister, Linda Alvarado of Denver, CO. Luther is also survived by ten grandchildren. He was a member of Family Worship Center. Mr. Martinez was a veteran of the U.S. Navy where he was a member of the Navy Wrestling Team and was an alternate in the 1964 Olympic Games in Japan. Also while in the Navy, he won a position as First Trumpet in the Naval Dance Band. Later, Mr. Martinez coached and officiated high school wrestling. Service will be held on Monday, June 30, 2003 at 10:00 a.m. at Family Worship Center, 5200 Iliff Rd. NW with Pastor Steve Ulibarri, officiating. Burial will follow at Santa Fe National Cemetery at 1:30 p.m. Pallbearers will be Leroy Martinez, Mike Martinez, Michael Kim Moore, Randy Martinez, Jason Martinez and Derik Martinez. Friends may visit French Mortuary - Westside Chapel on Sunday, June 29, 2003 from 2:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to the Family Worship Center, 5200 Iliff Rd. NW, Albuquerque, NM 87105, attention Steve Ulibarri. French Mortuary 9300 Golf Course Rd. NW (505) 897-0300
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Montano -- Mary R. Montano was born June 7, 1923 in Cuba, New Mexico and was a lifelong resident of Albuquerque passed away June 25, 2003. She was a member the Catholic Church, and Barelas Senior Citizens Center. Mary was preceded in death by her son, Johnnie Camilo and is survived by two sons, Ray Montano and George Montano and wife, Maria all of Albuquerque; two daughters, Theresa Romero and husband Ramon of Cuba, and Elvira Montano; 13 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; 3 great-great-grandchildren; other nieces, nephews, family and friends in Cuba, Dallas, TX., Albuquerque and the Barelas Neighborhood. A rosary will be recited at 7:00 p.m. on Monday. June 30, 2003 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 309 Stover SW., in Albuquerque. Mass will be celebrated at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, July 1, 2003 at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Cuba, NM. Burial will follow in the Cuba Catholic Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Jaime Rios, Aaron Rios, Ilie Spilca, Juan Romero, Ricky Romero, and David Romero. Honorary pallbearers will be Felipe Romero, Carlos Atencio, Felix Atencio and Richard Atencio. Arrangements by Direct Funeral Services, 2919 4th ST. NW. Albuquerque. 505-343-8008.
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Norman -- Donald F. Norman, 91, passed away at home on Friday, June 27, 2003. He is survived by his daughters, Martha Jean and husband, Carroll Givens of Albuquerque and Harriett and husband, Donald Zickert of Los Alamos, NM; son, Vernon and wife, Cynthia of Littleton, CO; eight grandchildren; eleven great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; two sisters; and one brother. He was preceded in death by his wife, Martha of 69 years. Donald was born in Cedar Springs, Missouri on August 17, 1911 to Charles F. Norman and Neva Iona Hackleman. He was a member and active in several administrative offices at Harwood United Methodist Church and Men's Club. Donald was a member of the Masonic Lodge for 64 years. He retired from FAA in 1971. Memorial services will be held at a future date. Memorial contributions if desired, may be made to your favorite charity or Harwood United Methodist Church, 420 San Lorenzo NW, 87107.French Mortuary, Inc. 1111 University Blvd. NE 843-6333
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Pardo -- Brian T. Pardo. The family wishes to express their deep gratitude to all the friends who were so kind, supportive and compassionate. Your thoughtfulness did much to ease our sorrow. Hillcrest Funeral Home 225 San Mateo NE 265-5959
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Peterson -- Eleanor A. Peterson, 85, a longtime resident of Albuquerque died peacefully near family on Friday, June 27, 2003. Mrs. Peterson (nee Hoffman) was born November 18, 1917 in Omaha, NB. She moved to California, where she met her husband and worked ntil the birth of their first child, later moving with their three children to Albuquerque, where she loved for over 30 years. She moved to Fort Worth in March to live with her daughter and son-in-law. Eleanor was a lifelong, devout Catholic and a wise and loving daughter, sister, wife, mother and grandmother. Her parents, John and Josephine Hoffman and her husband, Marlow N. Peterson, preceded her in death. Donating her body to UNT Health Science Center in Fort Worth, where her daughter is a student, continues her lifelong generosity. Survivors include daughter, Stephanie Bryan and husband, Thomas of Ft. worth, TX; son, Martin and wife, Joni with grandsons, Christopher and Kyle Peterson and Eric Peacock, all of California; son, James of Tennessee; sister, Carolyn Fischer of California; several nieces, one nephew, many cousins and her cat, Mitzi. Memorial Service will be Monday, June 30, at Holy Family Catholic Church in Ft. Worth, TX. In lieu of flowers, donate to your favorite charity.
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Pierson -- Margaret Neumann Pierson, 82, died June 26, 2003 in Albuquerque, NM. She was born in Danzig, Germany on November 3, 1920, and came to this country in 1930. After graduating from Escanaba High School in Michigan, she was employed as a secretary in Battle Creek and Lansing, MI and then in California. In 1959 she married Earl Pierson of Michigan and after several years, they moved to Albuquerque where she was a civil service employee at Kirtland AFB until her retirement. She was an active member of Redeemer Lutheran Church. Margaret was preceded in death by her husband, her parents, her sister and her infant twin brother. Survivors include one sister in Louisiana and numerous nieces and nephews. A memorial service will be held Tuesday at 11:00 a.m. at Redeemer Lutheran Church. French Mortuary 1111 University Blvd. Chapel 843-6333
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Rico -- Luciano Rico, age 87, passed away June 27, 2003 at his home in Ojo Encino, NM. The funeral services will be held at the Torreon Mission Church in Torreon, NM., on Monday June 30, 2003 at 11:00 a.m., with Pastor David Skiles officiating. Burial will follow at Torreon Mission Cemetery. Luciano Rico and Ida Mae Jack had four children, Navajo Counselor Man David B. Rico, Bobby G. Rico, Ella McCabe, and Mary A. Acevedo; brother, James Rico; sister, Mary J. Castillo; 20 grandchildren; 43 great-grandchildren, and other family and friends who loved and will miss him. Arrangements Direct Funeral Services, 2919 4th ST. NW, Albuqerque. 505-343-8008.
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