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BARELA -- Mr. Eloy A. Barela, Memorial Services will be held on Saturday, October 18, 2003 at 10:00 a.m. at the Sacred Heart Cathedral in Gallup, NM. Arrangements by: Salazar & Sons Mortuary 400 3rd St. SW 247-4124
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CRADDOCK -- John T. Craddock, 70, a resident of Albuquerque since 1957, died Tuesday, October 14, 2003. He is survived by his children, John Joseph Gorman and wife, Irene of Pembroke Pines, FL, Joseph Michael Gorman and wife, Augusta of Albuquerque, James Matthew Gorman, Jennifer Jean Gorman, both of Pembroke Pines, FL, Kimberly Kay Schulz and husband, Jeff of Denver, CO, Gregory Thomas Craddock and wife, April and Suzanne Rebecca Newsome, all of Albuquerque; and nine grandchildren. Mr. Craddock was a lifelong member of the Sigma Chi Fraternity and past member of the Albuquerque Optimist Club. He loved to sail and was a founding member of the New Mexico Chapter of the Power Squadron. Mr. Craddock graduated in 1956 from the University of Arizona, with a degree in Civil Engineering. He also served as a pilot in the U.S. Air Force and New Mexico Air National Guard. Mr. Craddock worked for many years as a general contractor. Cremation has taken place and a memorial Mass will be celebrated Monday, 9:30 a.m., at St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church, 1818 Coal Pl. SE, with Father John Thomas Lane, SSS, Celebrant. Interment of cremains will take place at Santa Fe National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, family is requesting memorial contributions be made to Sigma Chi Foundation, 1714 Hinman Ave., Evanston, Illinois 60201. French Mortuary 1111 University Blvd. NE 843-6333
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DAVIS -- Charles R (C.R.) Davis, longtime Albuquerque resident, businessman, and Little Theatre icon was born on October 12, 1919 in Walters, Oklahoma. He died early Monday morning, October 13, 2003 at home with his family the day after his 84th birthday. He was the only child of Lillian Edwards and Rex Dewey Davis. Rex was a wild and free spirit whose career was varied. Lillian, daughter of an east Texas farmer, had wanderlust and moved constantly throughout the west, taking Charles with her to the extent that he was never able to complete one full school year at any one location. As a result, he vowed to raise his family in one home with two parents. Charles and his wife Jeanette built their home in Albuquerque's Nob Hill area in 1954, where they raised their family and where he lived for the rest of his life. Of the many places Charles lived in his youth, Cottonwood, Arizona was his favorite where he was elected president of his senior high school class. His mother moved him to Albuquerque in his senior year and he was unable to complete his duties as class president. He graduated from Albuquerque High in 1937 after meeting his future wife, Jeanette Burgin. They married on July 14, 1940 and celebrated their 63rd year of marriage this past July. Charles served as a corporal in Patton's Third Army from 1944 through 1945 where, fortuitously, he was pulled from the infantry at the beginning of the Battle of the Bulge and transferred to the Counter Intelligence Corps because of typing skills he learned in business school. This twist of fate probably saved his life as his infantry squad suffered horrendous casualties. Charles and Jeanette had five children, Sue, was born in 1944 while he was at war; son, Jim was born in 1947 in Englewood, CA. Three more children followed all born in Albuquerque; Jon in 1952, Debbie in 1954 and Sally in 1957. While in California, Charles acquired the franchise for the first Laundromat in the country before moving to Albuquerque in 1949 where he went into the road building business. Over the next several years Charles built his paving business into a statewide company, building portions of New Mexico interstates and bridges including several of the bridges on I-25 over Central and Lomas. Always an advocate for the underdog Charles hired the first Black Caterpillar tractor operators in NM and then had to fight the local union, which did not allow black men to join and after lengthy litigation he won his case and his two black employees were the first allowed into the union in NM. He was proud of his efforts to promote equal rights among all people. In 1953 Charles and Jeanette helped fund and start the first adoption agency in Albuquerque. A later interest in politics, Charles ran for city commissioner in 1966; the same race in which Pete Domenici became a city commissioner and got his political start. Charles was a member of the Masons since 1944, active in Temple 6 of the Ballut Abyad Shrine, and a member of San Marcial #34 O.E.S. Charles' life long interest in acting began at Albuquerque High in 1937 where he was introduced to Kathryn Kennedy O'Connor, the founder of the Albuquerque Little Theatre. He and Jeanette moved to California after high school so he could study acting at the Pasadena Playhouse where he met Bernie Thomas, who later became a longtime director of the Albuquerque Little Theatre. After returning to Albuquerque in 1949, Charles performed in over 40 plays at the Little Theatre over the next 50 years, including the plays Gramercy Ghost directed by Kathryn O'Connor, Arsenic and Old Lace, Janus with Linda Darnell, Andersonville Trial, Sleuth, Catch Me If You Can, and Best Of Friends with June Lockhart. During that time he also served on the Board of Directors and was a trustee at the Albuquerque Little Theatre. His last play at the ALT was Solid Gold Cadillac in 1997 where his grandson Jason Davis acted along side him. In 1997 Charles was awarded the first Kathryn award for 50 years of outstanding service to the Albuquerque Little Theatre. Charles was a private pilot who loved to fly and owned several single and twin engine airplanes during his life. He often times landed his plane on the under construction interstate highways he built. In his later retirement years Charles became an avid urban gardener and greenhouse farmer. He was given the nickname Colonel P for his horticultural expertise by those who loved his produce. Always an innovator, Charles was ahead of his time. Charles is survived by his wife, Jeanette Davis, daughters Sue Davis, Debra Davis, Sally Cadieux, son Jon Davis, grandsons Jason Davis, Evan Davis, Steven Mattern, Andy Mattern, Patrick Cadieux, and granddaughter Renee Cadieux. He was preceded in death by his son Jim Davis in 1981. At Charles’ request there will be no memorial or service. In lieu of flowers donations can be given to the Benevolent Fund of San Marcial #34 O.E.S. in care of Ellen Weimer, secretary 11207 Morris Pl NE Albuquerque, NM 87112. His ashes will be scattered in Albuquerque and Cottonwood Az, along with those of his mother and his son Jim.
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GARCIA -- Miguel Garcia Happy 20th Birthday The years have come and gone. Today you're 20 years old. How we wonder what you would be doing, how tall, how smart, how handsome and successful you would be. Miguel today the Heavens must be full of joy and celebration for one of the most precious angels is having a birthday. Miguel, you're loved and missed more than anyone can express. There is not a day that goes by that you're not thought of. After all this time, you're forever in our hearts. I can still remember the day you turned one and had cake and frosting all over your face, what a precious memory to hold in our hearts forever. We love you! We miss you! someday we'll all be together again. Until then, it has to be this way. Lots of hugs and kisses are coming your way.
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GARCIA -- Mr. Cecilio (Cecil) P. Garcia. A final visitation will be Saturday morning from 9:00 a.m. until 9:30 a.m. at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church with Mass of Christian Burial to be celebrated at 9:30 a.m. Interment will follow at Mt. Calvary Cemetery with full Mililtary Honors. Pallbearers will be, Art Tenuz, Ray Chavez, Lloyd Koonce, Manny Ortiz, Luther Martinez and Bobby Garcia. Honorary pallbearers will be, Roderick Deaguero, Richard Valdez, Edwin Chavez, Steve Bessera, Billy Holler, John Higgins, Greg Anderson, Richard Tenuz, Willie Padilla, Herb Kraus and Al Valdez. Arrangements by: GABALDON MORTUARY 1000 OLD COORS RD SW 243-7861
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GARCIA -- Mr. Epifanio C. Garcia died Thursday, October 16, 2003 in Bernalillo at the age of 79. Mr. Garcia was a 4th Degree Knight with the Knights of Columbus. He was also a member of the Lyons Club, DAV Chapter 3 and American Legion Post 69. Mr. Garcia was a lifelong member of Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary Catholic Church, where he served as an usher, a choir member and was in the first group of Crusiestas. Mr. Garcia is preceded in death by a son, Eugene Garcia. He is survived by his wife, Rosella C. Garcia of Alameda, sons, Clarence R. Garcia and wife, Donna of Albuquerque, Epifanio Garcia Jr. and wife, Liz of Bernalillo, and Leonard L. Garcia and wife, Annette of Houston, TX; and daughters, Marcelina Torres of Albuquerque, Andrea Leal and husband, Andrew of Alameda and Yvonne M. Eagan and husband, Chris of Albuquerque. He is also survived by his brother, Querino C. Garcia and wife, Socorro of Alameda; 12 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. Funeral Services for Mr. Garica will be held on Monday, October 20, 2003 at Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary Church where the Mass will be celebrated at 11:00 a.m. Burial will take place at the Santa Fe National Cemetery at 2:00 p.m. Pallbearers will be Francisco Garcia, Simon Garcia, Adam Torres, Sean Garcia, Mike Berlint, and Jacob Garcia. Honorary pallbearers will be Epifanio Garcia III, Andrew Leal, Ysidro Garcia, Chris Eagan, Donivan Garcia, Jessica Berlint, Olivia Leal, Sarah-Jean Leal, Pauline Purcela, Desiree Garcia, Manuel Padilla, Genaro Padilla and Amanda Vigil. A Rosary for Mr. Garcia will be recited on Sunday evening at 7:00 p.m. at Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary Church. In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to Lovelace Hospice. Arrangements by: Salazar & Sons Mortuary 400 Third St. SW 247-4124
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GRANVILLE -- Esther Luxton Granville, 100 years old, a resident of Albuquerque since 1978, died Tuesday, October 14, 2003. She was preceded in death by her husband, William H, Granville; and son, William A. Granville. She is survived by her daughter, Susan G. Conway and husband, Dr. Martin J. Conway; grandchildren, Ann Conway-Samora and husband, Troy Samora, Tim Conway of California, Lisa Granville-Dirker of Germany, Ned Granville and wife, Anne of Atlanta GA, and Lynn Granville of California; and great-grandchildren Nicholas and Caitlin Granville and Trevor Samora. Mrs. Granville was born July 18, 1903, the daughter of Franklin and Lillian Luxton, in Saginaw, MI where she lived most of her life. A graduate of Central Michigan University, she was a schoolteacher of elementary education and also taught adult sewing classes. Mrs. Granville was active in the Methodist Church her entire life and was a member of St. John's United Methodist Church. She enjoyed gardening, bridge and sewing; and was also a member of local women's clubs. Cremation has taken place and memorial services will be held Saturday, October 18, 2003, at 3:30 p.m., at French Mortuary, Wyoming Blvd. Chapel, with Rev. Margot Thompson officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. John's United Methodist Church, 2626 Arizona NE, 87110; American Diabetes Association of New Mexico, 2625 Pennsylvania NE, Suite 225, 87110; or to Lovelace Hospice, 5403 Gibson Blvd. SE, 87108. French Mortuary 7121 Wyoming Blvd. NE 823-9400
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HARTLEY -- Mary Carol Hartley 62 of Clovis died at her home on October 16, 2003. She was born on February 6, 1941 in Waco, Texas to Laddie Earl and Mary Elizabeth McMillan Broadway. She married Teddy Lowe Hartley on May 25, 1962 in Waco Texas. They came to Clovis in 1970.She was a Mother , Homemaker , and Community Supporter but her biggest interest were her Children and her Grandchildren. She was a member of First United Methodist Church. She graduated from Baylor University with a Bachelor's Degree in 1965. She was a member of Athenean at Baylor University, a member of and past president of Delta Delta Delta at Texas Tech University, Tri Delta Alumni Assn. from 1970-86. Active in Junior League in Lubbock, Tx., Past Director of Women's Shelter in Clovis from 1987-88, Cities in Schools from 1993-94, Board of Directors for Clovis/Curry County Chamber of Commerce, 1994-96, President of Clovis/Curry County Chamber 1995-96 and Member of Year in 1995. Member New Mexico First 1993-96, Secretary of New Mexico Governor's Mansion Foundation 1994-96. Active in Democratic Party, Relay for Life in Clovis. She is survived by her Husband Teddy Lowe Hartley of the Home, One Daughter Tana and her husband Dan Yarano of St. Paul, Minnesota. Two Sons Timothy Lowe and his wife Alison Hartley of Rockwall, Tx., and Taylor Lowe Hartley, M.D., of Minneapolis, Minnesota. One Brother Earl Broadway of Waco, Tx., Three Grandchildren Curran Hartley Yarano , Aydan Hartley Yarano , and Gillian Hartley Yarano all of St. Paul Minnesota. She is Preceded in death by her parents. Services will be held Saturday October 18, 2003 at 2:00 p.m. at First United Methodist Church with Dr. Steve McElroy officiating. Burial will follow at the Hollene Cemetery in Hollene , New Mexico. Pallbearers are Jerry A. McCutchin, Mark White, Dr. Charles E. Jones, Dr. Hugh R. Burch, Dr. Robert L. Clement, and Armand L. Smith. Memorials maybe made to the First United Methodist Church in Clovis in her name.
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HERRERA -- Johnny A. Herrera, 58, a lifelong resident of Albuquerque, went to be with the Lord Thursday, October 16, 2003. "The Lord is my Shepherd." Johnny is survived by his wife of 38 years, Gloria N. Herrera; daughter, Roseline D. Gabaldon and husband, Alex; son, Jonathan J. Herrera; grandchildren, Ashley Flores, Dylan Gabaldon and Dustin Gabaldon; brothers, Clarence Herrera and David Herrera and wife, Suzanne, all of Albuquerque; and many other family and friends. Mr. Herrera was an active member of the Rio Grande Baptist Church, where he drove a bus to pick up people at nursing homes. He retired from the City of Albuquerque. Services will be held Monday, October 20, 2003, 10:00 a.m., at Rio Grande Baptist Church, 2121 Gun Club Rd. SW, with Pastor Gerald Wood and Pastor John Boggs officiating. Interment will follow at Mt. Calvary Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Rio Grande Baptist Church, for Mexico Orphanage, 2121 Gun Club Rd. SW, 87105. French Mortuary 1111 University Blvd. NE 843-6333
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HERRICK -- Geraldine May Herrick, 82, a resident of New Mexico for the past 30 years, passed away on Tuesday, October 14, 2003 in Rio Rancho, New Mexico. Geraldine was born July 13, 1921 the daughter of Martin Patrick and Vivian Foley Kane in Lake Forest, Illinois. She had lived in Santa Fe before coming to Rio Rancho. She had been a member of St. Francis Cathedral in Santa Fe. Geraldine was preceded in death by her husband, John J. Herrick, Capt. USN Ret., in 1997, her parents, and one brother, Martin Kane, and daughter-in-law, Julie Herrick. She is survived by four children, John J. Herrick and wife Tina of Mendocino, CA, Patrick K. Herrick of Santa Fe, NM, Dennis M. Herrick of San Diego, CA, and Maureen T. Burrell and husband Tim of Santa Fe, NM; one brother, Robert Kane; and four grandchildren, Maria Herrick, Martin Herrick, Aurum Burrell, and Aidan Burrell. There will be private graveside services at the National cemetery in Santa Fe at a later date. Arrangements by Vista Verde Mortuary Rio Rancho, New Mexico 892-9920
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