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Jaramillo -- Carlos Jaramillo (Charlie), Funeral Services will be held Wednesday, June 18, 2003 at 10:00 a.m. at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church. Interment will follow at San Jose de Armijo Cemetery. Arrangements by: Salazar & Sons Mortuary 400 Third Street SW 247-4124
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Kirkpatrick -- Robert E. Kirkpatrick, 79, of Las Cruces died Monday, June 16 at Memorial Medical Center. His father, George; mother, Bernice; and son, Robert Steven Kirkpatrick, preceded him in death. He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Alice Ann Schneider; daughter, Eileen and husband, Wayne Gilbert of Las Cruces; son, Mark of Las Cruces; sister, Ethel and her husband, Jim Reese of Ocala, FL; brother, George and his wife, Jo of Palm Desert, CA.; sister, Margie and her husband, John Wullschleger of Evans, CO.; brother, Richard and his wife, Mary of Pismo, Beach, CA.; sister, Mary Ann and her husband, Kenny Howell of Denver, CO; brother, Harvey and his wife, Karen of Broomfield Co.; daughter-in-law, Virginia Killin of Gilbert, AZ; and grandsons, Dan of Las Cruces and Jimmy of Santa Fe. Kirkpatrick was born in Kansas City, MO, April 8, 1924 and grew up in Englewood, Colorado where he graduated from high school. He served for two years in World War II in the South Pacific with the U.S. Marine Corps and was part of the first occupational force in Japan. Kirkpatrick earned his accounting degree from the University of Denver in 1951 and his CPA certificate in 1960. He was a senior accountant with Peat, Marwick, Mitchell & Co. in Santa Fe for six years and later was employed by two other Santa Fe accounting firms. In 1965 the Governor appointed him Chief of Financial Control Division and Deputy Director of the Department of Finance and Administration. Gov. Bruce King appointed him the Director of the New Mexico Department of Finance and Administration in 1970, a position he held four years until he was named Vice President for Business Affairs at New Mexico State University. With his contacts and experience in state government Kirkpatrick was also the chief contact between the university and the state legislature. Most recently he was honored by the New Mexico Society of Certified Public Accountants when he received the Lifetime Achievement Award in recognition of outstanding achievement and devotion to the CPA profession. In 1974, he was the recipient of the New Mexico Distinguished Public Service Award and the 1986 received the NMSU President's Award for Service. Kirkpatrick's affiliations included the American Institute of CPAs, the N.M. Society of CPAs and the Montezuma Lodge No.1, A.F.& A.M. in Santa Fe. For many years he served as the finance officer at University Methodist Church in Las Cruces. He was an avid fan of Aggie football and basketball. In high school he was a caddie at Cherry Hills Country Club in Denver and continued his interest in golf joining a select group of retirees at the NMSU course. Military Honors will be held at 9 a.m. Friday June 20, 2003 at Veterans Park. A private family internment will follow Friday at the Fort Bayard National Cemetery. A Memorial Service has been scheduled for 10:00 a.m. Saturday, June 21, 2003 at the University Methodist Church with Rev. Gary Seelau officiating. A reception will follow at the Church. In lieu of flowers, for those who wish, the family suggest donations to the Robert Kirkpatrick Scholarship Fund, NMSU Foundation, Inc. P.O. Box 3590, Las Cruces, NM 88003 with checks payable to the NMSU Foundation or to the Capital Improvement Fund of the University Methodist Church, 2000 Locust St., Las Cruces, NM. 88001. Arrangements by Getz Funeral Home, corner of Solano and Bowman Ave., Las Cruces, NM 526-2419. For private condolences log on to: www.GetzFuneralHome.com
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Lopez -- Isaac Lopez, 59, was welcomed into the hands of our Lord and Savior Monday, June 16, 2003. He was preceded in death by his parents, Aristeo and Desideria Lopez; brother, Andres Lopez. He is survived by his beloved wife of 22 years, Kathy Lopez; four sons, Isaac Randy Lopez and wife, Deidra, Christopher Lopez and girlfriend, Micayla Salazar, Paul Perea and wife,Stephanie, Kevin Perea; daughter, Melanie Lopez and boyfriend, Jose Garcia; four granddaughters, Merceds, Santana and Brianna Lopez, Elisha Carrillo; four grandsons, Christopher Lee Lopez Jr., Kevin Ray, Joshua and Julian Perea; brothers, Aristeo Lopez Jr. and wife, Mary, James Lopez and wife, Angie; sisters, Jackie Zamora, Jennie Rivera and husband, Sam, Frances Lopez, Mary Jaramillo and husband, Phil, Edwina Tabares; Godson, Melvin Rivera; many nieces and nephews. Isaac retired from the city of Albuquerque Sun Tran after 20 years of service, he was a veteran of the Vietnam War serving the Marine Corps from 1966 - 1968. Isaac was a member of St. Charles Borromeo Parish. Isaac will be greatly missed by his family and friends. A Rosary will be recited 7:00 p.m., Thursday June 19, 2003 at the Church of Ascension 2150 Raymac Rd. SW. Mass of Christian Burial will be held 9:00 a.m., Friday, June 20, 2003 at the Church of Ascension with Fr. Edmund Savilla celebrant. Interment will follow in Santa Fe National Cemetery and serving as Pall Bearers will be Herman Zamora, J.C. Lopez, Sammy Rivera, Phillip Jaramillo, Paul Lopez, Willie Lopez, James Lopez, Jr. and Melvin Rivera. Honorary Pall Bearers will be William Tabares, Michael Dean Rivera and Billy Jaramillo. Arrangements are under the direction of: Strong-Thorne Mortuary 1100 Coal Ave. SE 842-8800
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Losinski -- Magdalene M. (Maggie) Losinski, 71, beloved wife, mother, grandmother and sister was welcomed into the arms of the Lord on Saturday, June 14, 2003. Maggie was born on July 22, 1931 in Vida,"Riverside Community", MT to Joseph and Anna Bailly. She moved to Albuquerque in 1961 with her husband and family. Maggie was known for her caring and giving nature. She enjoyed spending time with family and friends, working craft projects, gardening, and watching colorful hummingbirds flit about her homemade feeders. She compassionately gave of her time and volunteered over 3000 hours at Anna Kaseman Hospital. She always had a smile for those she met and was never too busy to play a game with her grandchildren. She will be fondly remembered by young and old as the"Grandma with the homemade cookies" or the"Grandma with the strawberries". She also was known for having a"home remedy" for almost everything imaginable. She was preceded in death by her brother, Julian Bailly. She is survived by her husband of 49 years, Joseph B. Losinski; her sons, Sylvester; Paul and wife, Stacy; Armand and wife, Pam; and Eddy and wife, Jane; her daughter, Anita Romero and husband, Pat; her brothers, Albert and wife Barbara; George and wife, Helen; Leon and wife, Irene; and Ernest and wife, Mary; her sisters, Agnes Brown and husband, Herb; and Marguerite Lemieux; nine grandchildren, hannon, Ian, Kayla, Weston, Kenton, Marcus and Sheila Losinski; and Amanda and Waylon Raether. She is also survived by numerous cousins, nieces and nephews. A rosary will be recited at French Mortuary, 10500 Lomas Blvd. NE, Thursday, June 19, 2003 at 7:00 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Friday, June 20 at 9:30 a.m. at St. Charles Borromeo Church, 1818 Coal Ave. SE, with Father Robert Chabot, Celebrant. Interment will take place at 1:30 p.m., at Santa Fe National Cemetery, Santa Fe, NM. Memorial gifts may be made to the charity of your choice. Services are entrusted to: French Mortuary 10500 Lomas Blvd. NE 275-3500
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Maestas -- Eloy Maestas, A Rosary will be recited on Wednesday evening at 7:00 p.m. at the Immaculate Conception Church in Cuba, NM. Funeral Services for Mr. Maestas will be held on Thursday at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Cuba, NM where the Mass will be celebrated at 11:00 a.m. Burial will follow at the Santo Nino Cemetery in La Jara, NM. Arrangements by: Salazar & Sons Mortuary 400 Third Street SW 247-4124
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Mitchell -- Sgt. Major John Palmer Mitchell, U.S. Army (Ret.), 81, a resident of Albuquerque; died Monday, June 16, 2003. He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Phyllis Mitchell of Albuquerque; sons, John P. Mitchell, Jr. of Miami, FL; daughters, Joann Obara and husband, Bernie of Taos and Anita Mitchell and companion, George Vallejos of Albuquerque; grandchildren, Zack Taylor Wright and wife, Barbara; great-grandchildren, Jeremiah Ortiz, Kailey Wright and Shila Wright; brother, George Smith and wife, Lorraine; and sisters, Helen Eby and husband, Ed, Dolly Aliminda and husband, Karl and Betty Rowe. Mr. Mitchell was in the Merchant Marines for one year in 1943 and went around the world. He served in the U.S. Army during WWII, and retired in 1962 as Sergeant Major. He attended and ushered at the Redstone Arsenal Chapel in Alabama. Services will be held Thursday, 12:00 noon, at French Mortuary, University Blvd. Chapel. Interment will take place at Santa Fe National Cemetery. Friends may visit French Mortuary, University Blvd. Chapel, Wednesday, 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. French Mortuary 1111 University Blvd. NE 853-6333
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Rowe -- Alice R. Rowe, 87, a resident of Albuquerque, died Monday, June 16, 2003 after a illness. She is survived by her sons, Robert D. Rowe and wife, Beverly of Rio Rancho and Joseph Richard Rowe and wife, Lorraine of Albuquerque; granddaughters, Roberta Rowe, Lisa Rowe and Leilani Graston; grandsons, Mark Rowe, Michael Rowe and Stephen Rowe; eight great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephew. Rosary will be recited Thursday, 7:00 p.m., at French Mortuary, University Blvd. Chapel. Mass will be celebrated Friday, 10:00 a.m. at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church, 1860 Griegos Rd. NW. Interment will follow at Gate of Heaven Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Michael Rowe, Stephen Rowe, Mark Rowe, Leonard Decker, Hugo Benadette and Grady Clark. Friends may visit French Mortuary, University Blvd. Chapel, Thursday, one hour prior to rosary. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the charity of your choice. French Mortuary 1111 University Blvd. NE 843-6333
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Sewell -- Hattie T. Sewell, 91, a resident of Albuquerque since 1940, died Sunday, June 15, 2003. She is survived by her daughter-in-law, Etta Rae Sewell, of Albuquerque; grandsons, Rex Sewell and wife, Barbara, of Albuquerque, and Randal Sewell and wife, Gina, of Las Cruces, NM; granddaughter, Patti Miller and husband, Bill, of Gallup, NM; five great grandchildren; three great great grandchildren; numerous nieces, one nephew and many friends at Three Fountains Apartments. She was preceded in death by her husband, Oliver Sewell, in 1987 and her son, Weldon Sewell in 2000. Mrs. Sewell was born in Salem, KY on October 24, 1911. Her father moved the family to the Estancia Valley in the early 1900's where she lived until moving to Albuquerque in 1940. Mrs. Sewell was a member of the Eastern Star, Pythian Sisters and Central United Methodist Church. Services will be held Wednesday, June 18, 2003, 10:00 a.m. at French Mortuary, 10500 Lomas Blvd. NE with Dr. Charles Crutchfield, officiating. Interment will follow at Estancia Cemetery. Should friends desire, memorial contributions may be made to Central United Methodist Church, 1615 Copper Avenue NE, 87106. French Mortuary 10500 Lomas Blvd. NE 275-3500
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Speyrer -- Emile Speyrer, 84, a resident of Albuquerque since 1967, died on Friday, June 13, 2003. He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Catherine Speyrer of Albuquerque; two daughters, Linda Carol Haas and husband, Dennis of Albuquerque and Patricia Ann Graves and husband, Thomas of Los Alamos; five grandchildren, Matthew and Jana Haas and Adam, Melissa and Benjamin Graves; three brothers, Robert Speyrer of Leonville, LA, Henry R. Speyrer and wife, Sue of Woodland, TX and John Speyrer of Metarie, LA; and two sisters, Mary Stelly and husband, Daniel of Opelousas, LA and Edna Mae. Begnaud and husband, Jr. of Lafayette, LA. He was preceded in death by his son, Michael Speyrer. Mr. Speyrer was a WWII veteran of the U.S. Air Force. He retired from Mountain Bell Telephone in 1983 after more than 35 years and was a member of the Telephone Pioneers Retirees. Mr. Speyrer had been a member of Our Lady of Annunciation Catholic Church and had served as an usher for many years. He was also a member of the Knights of Columbus where he served as financial secretary. Mass will be celebrated Wednesday, June 18, 2003, at 8:30 a.m., at Our Lady of Annunciation Catholic Church, 2532 Vermont NE, with Father Ronald L. Bruckner, Celebrant. Interment will follow at Gate of Heaven Cemetery. French Mortuary Wyoming Blvd. Chapel 823-9400
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Stagner -- Paul E. Stagner, 62, a resident of Reserve, NM passed away on Sunday, June 15, 2003. He was a founding member of the Reserve Sportmans Association, a member of the NRA, and served in the U.S Navy. He was an avid outdoorsman and loved anything to do with his beloved mountain. He was also an avid gun collector and loved shooting all kinds of firearms. Paul owned and operated Paul's Garage and Welding in Reserve for over 13 years retiring in 2002. He loved backpacking into the mountains especially with his family. His pride and joy were his children and grandchildren and never missed an opportunity to be with them. Greeted in eternal life by his biological parents, Edward Clark and Ila Stevens; his parents, Bill and Pearl Stagner; his son, Paul Edwards Jr.; stepfather and grandfather to his children, Clarance Stevens; and one sister, Mildred Hutcherson. Paul is survived by his loving companion, Mary Clark of Reserve; all her loving family; three children, Jacquelien and her husband, Mike Swindle of Reserve; Angelien and her husband, Darrrel O'Neal of Silver City, NM; Arthur Vanlyle Stagner and his wife, April of Silver City; five grandchildren, Jacob Paul Swindle; Jerry Lee O'Neal; Cody Ryan Stagner; McKenzie Rose O'Neal; and Tesleigh Madison Stagner; three brothers, George"Sonny" Clark and his wife, Cece of Silver City; James Stevens and his wife, Janis of Agila, AZ; and Gene Clark and his family; and a brother-in-law, Van Hutcherson of Belen. He is also survived by his many loving nieces and nephews. Cremation has taken place. A Memorial Service will be held at the Reserve Community Center on Saturday, June 21, 2003 at 11:00am. A private burial is scheduled for a later date. Honorary urn bearers will be Stan Radvillas; Carolyn Gillespie; Ian Fletcher; Bobby Hughey; William Lancaster; Lee Ingles and Ervin Howerton. Romero Funeral Home, 609 N. Main St., Belen, NM, 87002.
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