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Fuller -- Mark David Fuller, 49, passed away unexpectedly Monday, March 31, 2003. Mark is survived by his mother, Annie; loving caretakers, Almita and Rudy Pacheco of Albuquerque; loyal friends Eloy and Gary; brothers, Drew and Steve of Albuquerque; and sister, Ginger McLamore of McKinney, TX. Mark also had four nieces, Angela, Jeni, Jesi, and Sarah; three nephews, Eric, Kyle and Kory; and one great-niece, Sophia. He was preceded in death by his brother, John Fuller; and his father. Mark was born in Kermit, TX, on September 26, 1953 to Andra Lee Fuller and Annie Lee Moreau Fuller. The family moved to McLean, TX in 1957 and back to Jal, NM in 1966 where Mark graduated from high school in 1972. Mark's school days were filled with many friends and fond memories. He was an avid and gifted golfer throughout his high school days and enjoyed working in the Pro Shop at the Jal Country Club. Mark received a scholarship to play golf for Clarendon"Texas" Jr. College. After his junior college days, Mark joined the US Navy and served aboard the USS Monticello. He enjoyed traveling with Rudy and Almita Pacheco and looked forward to their next excursion. He was a good hearted, gregarious and loving person who liked to share his ideas with all. Mark's nieces and nephews dearly loved to chat with him and will truly miss not having conversations about the system. Mark loved macaroni and cheese, red beans and rice, drinking Dr. Peppers, smoking Marlboro cigarettes, and reading candy wrapper labels to the amusement of everyone. The Veterans Hospital Staff were among Mark's biggest fans and were deeply sadden to hear of his passing. Services will be held Saturday, April 5, 2003, 10:00 a.m., at French Mortuary, Lomas Blvd. Chapel. Interment will follow at Sunset Memorial Park, 924 Menaul NE. Visitation will be one hour prior to service. French Mortuary 10500 Lomas Blvd. NE 275-3500
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Fulmer -- David Fulmer. We would like to express our thanks to all that helped celebrate David's life with us. Your love, care and compassion helped us through this difficult time and we are grateful to each and every one of you. David was fortunate to have you in his life and we will always be thankful to his"family" of friends.
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Griego -- Rosalie Ann Garcia Griego January 8, 1947 - April 4, 2000Faith is being sure of what we hope for and being certain of what we don't see. Hebrews11:1Rosie is home, in heaven with the Jesus Christ. Her prayer for her loved ones and for those who don't know Jesus was to trust him and have his peace. In loving memory our friend, sister, daughter, mom and wife. There is not a day that goes by that you're not thought of or missed!
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Gutierrez -- Ms. Lina"Nina" E. Gutierrez. Funeral Services will be held on Friday at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church where the Mass will be celebrated at 10:00 a.m. Burial will follow at Mt. Calvary Cemetery. Arrangements by Salazar & Sons Mortuary, 400 Third St. SW.
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Leech -- Marian I. Leech, 91, a resident of Albuquerque since 1937, passed away Thursday, March 20, 2003. Marian was born on January 31, 1912 to Peder and Clara Pederson in Dover Township, North Dakota. She graduated from Trinity Hospital School of Nursing, Minot, North Dakota in 1933. She was recruited to work as the operating room nurse supervisor at the Southwestern Presbyterian Sanatorium, Albuquerque in 1937. She remained in that position until her retirement from Presbyterian Hospital in 1975. Marian was married to Oscar Leech on June 5, 1946 and he preceded her in death on May 28, 1951. She has been an active member of St. Paul Lutheran Church since 1940. Marian was preceded in death by her siblings Lillian Reisch, Myrtle Johnson, Gladys Dobson, and Russel L. Pederson. She is survived by sisters Edna McKillop, Monterey, California and Eva Ellis, Billings, Montana, brother Clarence Pederson, Vernal, Utah, and 20 nieces and nephews. Locally she is survived by nephew, Russel D. Pederson and his family. Marian was a devoted friend to Fred and Anita Smith and"Nanny" to their children, Brian Smith and Elisa Baca. She shared her love and laughter with all those around her and wanted nothing but happiness for all she cared for. She will be missed greatly by her family and all who knew her. The family wishes to express their special thanks to the staff of Marler Manor and Zia Hospice for the care Marian received. Cremation has taken place and memorial services will be held Monday, April 14, 2003, 2:00 p.m. at St. Paul Lutheran Church, 1100 Indian School NE. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions maybe made in memory of Marian Leech to the TVI Foundation to further healthcare education. French Mortuary 10500 Lomas Blvd. NE 275-3500
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Locher -- Maureen Grace Locher, 58, a long-time resident of Albuquerque passed away at her home on April 1, 2003. Maureen is survived by her loving parents Gerald and Mary Locher of Albuquerque; brothers, Bob Locher of Albuquerque, Dennis Locher, wife, Chris and their son, Travis of Rio Rancho, NM, Ron Locher and wife, Linda Scalise of Yuba City, CA; nieces, Catherine Locher of San Diego, CA, Christine Locher of Chico, CA, Carrie Boarder of Berkeley, CA; nephews, Brian Locher of Chico, CA, and Bobby Boarder of Yuba City, CA; and her long-time special friend and caregiver Bev Elkins. Maureen graduated from Manzano High School. Ms. Locher graduated from the University of Alaska Anchorage with a Bachelor of Arts in elementary education, while in Alaska Maureen worked on the Alaskan pipeline and the North Slope. Maureen was employed by Sandia Nat'l Labs. Private cremation has taken place and at Maureen's request no services will be held. If desired, donations in Maureen's memory can be made to one of the following organizations: The American Cancer Society, Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW), or The Animal Humane Association of New Mexico. Arrangements are under the direction of: Fitzgerald & Son Funeral Directors 3113 Carlisle Blvd. NE 884-1188
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Long -- Tamara"Tammy" Long-Archuleta, Captain Select USAF, was born on May 12, 1979 to Richard and Cindy Long of Belen, NM. She grew up at their family home in Adelino, NM along with her brother, Michael. She attended Belen Public Schools through 6th grade and was home schooled until attending college at UNM-VC. She graduated Valedictorian with her associate's degree and entered the R.O.T.C. program at UNM main campus. She married Jovan Archuleta and had a child, Donaciano Prudencio Archuleta. Tammy graduated from college with her bachelor's degree in Political Science in July of 1999. She received her commission in the United States Air Force as a 2nd Lt. and was the first woman to receive her wings through UNM's ROTC program. After a short time in Alamogordo, she began flight training in Del Rio, Texas on small jets. From there, Tammy was assigned to helicopter school in Enterprise, Alabama. Tammy had been divorced from her husband and was raising her son while she completed training. She finished helicopter training on the Pave Hawk HH-60G Search and Rescue copter at Kirtland Air Force Base in September 2002 before being assigned to the 41st Expeditionary Rescue Squadron at Moody AFB in Valdosta, Georgia. While completing water and mountain survival training and her P.O.W. training, she met and became engaged to a wonderful man, 1st Lt. Richard Casey Moores, a C-130 Airplane pilot for the Air Force. Tammy and Casey were planning a June wedding at the USAF Academy in Colorado Springs, where he had graduated. At 23, Tammy was at one of the happiest points in her life while raising her son, piloting her combat rescue helicopter, and anticipating her marriage to Casey. All of this came to an end on Sunday, March 23, 2003 when her helicopter crashed into a mountain in Afghanistan. She was on a mission to evacuate wounded Afghan children. All six on board lost their lives. It is an indescribable tragedy for the Long and Moores family, as well as her close friends. Growing up in Belen, Tammy was an accomplished student, winning the Optimist Oratorical District contest for six years. She was an accomplished Girl Scout and swimmer. Other accomplishments include Karate Championships at the State, National, and World level as a third degree black belt and instructor at Belen Goju Ryu Karate School. Tammy was also a wonderful artist, sculptor, and author. In every activity and endeavor in her life she excelled, representing her self, family, community, and country in a manor that made anyone who knew her feel proud. She died the same way she lived. She is survived by her beloved son, Donaciano Prudencio Archuleta; her parents, Cindy and Richard Long; her brother, Michael Long; and grandmother, Rebecca Long; her fiancé, 1st Lt. Richard Casey Moores; Uncle Michael Long, Retired Air Force; Aunt Debbie Long; and cousins, Lauren, Andy, and Mark; Jovan Archuleta; and her many dear friends. A Memorial Scholarship Fund has been established in Tammy's name, acct. #2009323, at any First State Bank. A memorial service will be held on Tuesday, April 1, 2003 from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at Belen Goju Ryu Karate School (101 Becker Avenue). Visitation will be held on Wednesday, April 2, 2003 at Calvary Chapel Rio Grande Valley (located on Hwy. 85 in Belen) beginning at 12:30 p.m. with a funeral service following at 1:00 p.m. Graveside services will be held at Terrace Grove Cemetery. Please call Romero Funeral Home on Monday to confirm service times (505) 864-8501.
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Long -- Tamara"Tammy" Long-Archuleta, Captain Select USAF, was born on May 12, 1979 to Richard and Cindy Long of Belen, NM. She grew up at their family home in Adelino, NM along with her brother, Michael. She attended Belen Public Schools through 6th grade and was home schooled until attending college at UNM-VC. She graduated Valedictorian with her associate's degree and entered the R.O.T.C. program at UNM main campus. She married Jovan Archuleta and had a child, Donaciano Prudencio Archuleta. Tammy graduated from college with her bachelor's degree in Political Science in July of 1999. She received her commission in the United States Air Force as a 2nd Lt. and was the first woman to receive her wings through UNM's ROTC program. After a short time in Alamogordo, she began flight training in Del Rio, Texas on small jets. From there, Tammy was assigned to helicopter school in Enterprise, Alabama. Tammy had been divorced from her husband and was raising her son while she completed training. She finished helicopter training on the Pave Hawk HH-60G Search and Rescue copter at Kirtland Air Force Base in September 2002 before being assigned to the 41st Expeditionary Rescue Squadron at Moody AFB in Valdosta, Georgia. While completing water and mountain survival training and her P.O.W. training, she met and became engaged to a wonderful man, 1st Lt. Richard Casey Moores, a C-130 Airplane pilot for the Air Force. Tammy and Casey were planning a June wedding at the USAF Academy in Colorado Springs, where he had graduated. At 23, Tammy was at one of the happiest points in her life while raising her son, piloting her combat rescue helicopter, and anticipating her marriage to Casey. All of this came to an end on Sunday, March 23, 2003 when her helicopter crashed into a mountain in Afghanistan. She was on a mission to evacuate wounded Afghan children. All six on board lost their lives. It is an indescribable tragedy for the Long and Moores family, as well as her close friends. Growing up in Belen, Tammy was an accomplished student, winning the Optimist Oratorical District contest for six years. She was an accomplished Girl Scout and swimmer. Other accomplishments include Karate Championships at the State, National, and World level as a third degree black belt and instructor at Belen Goju Ryu Karate School. Tammy was also a wonderful artist, sculptor, and author. In every activity and endeavor in her life she excelled, representing her self, family, community, and country in a manor that made anyone who knew her feel proud. She died the same way she lived. She is survived by her beloved son, Donaciano Prudencio Archuleta; her parents, Cindy and Richard Long; her brother, Michael Long; and grandmother, Rebecca Long; her fiancé, 1st Lt. Richard Casey Moores; Uncle Michael Long, Retired Air Force; Aunt Debbie Long; and cousins, Lauren, Andy, and Mark; Jovan Archuleta; and her many dear friends. A Memorial Scholarship Fund has been established in Tammy's name, acct. #2009323, at any First State Bank. A memorial service will be held on Tuesday, March 1, 2003 from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at Belen Goju Ryu Karate School (101 Becker Avenue). Visitation will be held on Wednesday, March 2, 2003 at Calvary Chapel Rio Grande Valley (located on Hwy. 85 in Belen) beginning at 12:30 p.m. with a funeral service following at 1:00 p.m. Graveside services will be held at Terrace Grove Cemetery. Please call Romero Funeral Home on Monday to confirm service times (505) 864-8501.
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Luchetti -- Dennis Luchetti a lawyer and rancher, died early Tuesday morning at Presbyterian Hospital in Albuquerque surrounded by family, he was 55. He was born in Abiquiu to Fiore and Orlinda Luchetti. His father was a pipefitter who traveled often. Dennis was brought up by his maternal grandparents, Gregorita Martinez Garcia de Trujillo and Adelaido Trujillo on the family farm in Abiquiu. There he learned to cultivate the land and raise cattle. His first language was Spanish. He went on to attend McCurdy High School in Espanola and at the age of 17 enrolled at the University of New Mexico earning a degree in history. While at UNM he worked at the radio station on campus and on his show interviewed various notables including Cesar Chavez. He pursued postgraduate work at Northeastern University in Boston, MA. In 1975, he graduated from the University of New Mexico Law School and spent the following summer in Mexico City doing archival research in land grant and water law. He began law practice with the late Matia L. Chacon and later opened his own practice in Arroyo Seco. His long career included work as a trial lawyer. He was also an attorney for the county of Rio Arriba. A deep passion for ranching kept him involved in many activities. He was a past president of the Abiquiu land Grant, held a position as an acequia commissioner and still farmed his land in Abiquiu. Dennis was a gifted artist and a talented musician. He was a friend to Georgia O'Keefe and would often go to visit and read to her. She attended his graduation ceremony from law school and routinely bought produce and eggs from Dennis' grandmother, Gregorita. His paternal grandfather, Amadeo Luchetti, immigrated to the United States at the age of 19 and entered the country through Ellis Island in New York City. The young miner made his way across the country and found work in the mines of Monero, NM. The family homestead in Monero would later become a family retreat and a place where Dennis would graze his cattle. He is survived by his wife, Audrey Eaton, a physician; daughter, Ursula who is a student at UNM; son, Giovanni who is studying at New Mexico Tech; another, son, Sam; and daughter, Brandy who are both students at Pojoaque High School; as well as his little toddler, Marisol. A Rosary was held at La Morada in Hernandez. The Funeral Mass will take place at Saint John the Baptist Church in San Juan Pueblo on Friday, April 4, 2003 at 11:00 a.m. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that contributions be made to the Abiquiu Volunteer Fire Department, PO Box 758, Abiquiu, NM 87510.
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Mcmanaway -- Mr. Harold E. McManaway, 61, a resident of Albuquerque passed away peacefully at home with his loving family by his side on April 1,2003. Mr. McManaway is the beloved husband of 42 years to Mrs. Carolina McManaway. Mr. McManaway is also survived by his two daughters, Carol McManaway and fiance, Gilbert Bachicha and Lois Lucero; four sons, Bill McManaway and wife, Isabel, Tommy McManaway, Ronald McManaway and fiance, Matilda Yanni, Donald McManaway and fiance, Lorie Melcher; one sister, Lois Hottinger and husband, Jerry; 22 grandchildren; one great-granddaughter; many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. A Visitation for Mr. McManaway will be Saturday morning from 10:30 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. with a Funeral Service to be held at 11:00 a.m. Cremation will take place following the service. Arrangements by: GABALDON MORTUARY 1000 Old Coors Rd SW 243-7861
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