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Martinez -- Mrs. Adella F. Martinez, 58, a resident of Corrales, NM passed away on July 7, 2003. Mrs. Martinez is survived by her beloved husband of 39 years, Feliciano (Chano) Martinez; one daughter, Mary Alice Valdez and husband, Richard; one son, Anthony Martinez and girlfriend, Tanya Lattin; her parents, Agneda Lucero and Luis Lucero; eight sisters, Dorothy Gutierrez and husband, Conrad, Pearl Trujillo and husband, Leroy, Tillie Gutierrez and husband, Coy, Enedean Garcia and husband, Tony, Patsy Maestas and husband, Ron, Theresa de Herrera and husband, Brian, Linda Burton and husband, Rick, and Rose Zamora and husband, Joe; two brothers, Marlo Lucero and wife, Elva and Moises Lucero and wife, Stella; three grandchildren, Joseph, Nathaniel and Marisa; sister in law, Mary Lou Martinez and Rick ; many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Mrs. Martinez was a member of the Catholic Church. Visitation will be Wednesday evening from 6:30 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church, 1502 Sara Rd., Rio Rancho, NM with a Rosary to be recited at 7:00 p.m. by the St. Thomas Aquinas Altar Rosary Group. Final visitation will be Thursday morning from 10:00 a.m. until 10:30 a.m. at the Church with Mass of Christian Burial to be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Interment will follow at the Mt. Calvary Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Dominic Gutierrez, Leroy Trujillo, Michael Gutierrez, Chris Burton, Adrian Montoya and Josh Montoya. Honorary pallbearers will be Justin Maestas, Phillip de Herrera, Brandon Zamora, Joseph Martinez and Nathaniel Valdez. Arrangements by: GABALDON MORTUARY 1000 Old Coors Dr. SW 243-7861
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Martinez -- Patrick Wayne Martinez, 34, a lifelong resident of Albuquerque died Monday, July 7, 2003. He is survived by his parents, Patrick J. and Agnes Martinez of Albuquerque; sisters, Cristina Martinez and Michele Jones and husband, Rony, both of Albuquerque; nephews, Justin and Josh Jones; niece, Jordan Jones; grandparents, Ann Young and Gabriel and Lela Chavez, all of Albuquerque; and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends. Patrick was born in Albuquerque and graduated from high school in 1986 in Hawaii. Music was his first love. He was a writer and producer of music all of his life. He also loved bodybuilding. Patrick was a believer in Jehovah and Jesus. He was a beloved son, brother and uncle, and loved his family very much. He will be missed by all who knew him. Cremation has taken place and a family gathering of remembrance will take place at the family home, 7401 Lynwood Dr. NW on Wednesday, July 9, 2003 at 4:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Jehovah Witnesses. French Mortuary 10500 Lomas Blvd. NE 275-3500
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Mckinley -- Jack Lee McKinley, 50, a resident of Los Lunas passed away on Monday July 7, 2003. He is survived by his loving family. A visitation for Mr. McKinley will be held on Thursday July 10 beginning at 6:30 PM with a rosary to be recited at 7:00 PM at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church in Peralta. Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Friday July 11 at 10:00AM also at the church. Cremation will follow the services. Arrangements by Riverside Funeral Home in Belen, 864-4448.
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Montano -- Angelita (Helen) R. Montano. The family wishes to express their sincere appreciation to all relatives and friends who were so kind, supportive and helpful during their recent loss. Your kindness will always be remembered and appreciated. Services were in the care of: Garcia Mortuary 717 Stover Ave. S.W. 243-5222
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Morton -- Ross Arnold Morton, 69, a resident of Albuquerque since 1984, went to be with his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, Monday, July 7, 2003. He is survived by his wife of 44 years, Nancy Y. Morton of Albuquerque; son, James M. Morton of Albuquerque; sister, Corenna Aldrich of Pontiac, MI; and many aunts, cousins, nephews, and nieces. He was preceded in death by his parents, Frank and Ruth Morton and brother, SSgt. James A. Morton. Mr. Morton was born in rural Nebraska and moved to Pontiac, MI at a young age, where he attended high school. He served in the U.S. Marine Corps during the Korean Conflict. Mr. Morton was a guard at the Pentagon during a part of his service. He attended Technical School to be a printer, which he worked at for a couple of years before his mental illness became too great to continue. Mr. Morton attended Hope Evangelical Free Church. Services will be held Thursday, July 10, 2003, 2:00 p.m., at French Mortuary, Lomas Blvd. Chapel, with Dr. Gary Hamburger officiating. Cremation will follow, with interment of cremains taking place at a later date at Santa Fe National Cemetery. Friends may visit French Mortuary, Thursday, July 10, 2003, 12:30 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to Hope Evangelical Free Church Building Fund, 4710 Juan Tabo NE, 87111. French Mortuary 10500 Lomas Blvd. NE 275-3500
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Myers -- Charles L. Myers, Major, U.S. Army, (Ret.), 88, a resident of Albuquerque since 1959, died Tuesday, July 8, 2003. He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Irene Myers of Albuquerque; son, Charles L. Myers, Jr. and wife, Marie of Albuquerque; daughters, Irene M. Kossuth and husband, Joseph of Irving, TX and Marlene E. Dupont of Los Angeles, CA; granddaughters, Melodie Dupont of San Francisco, CA and Anna Kossuth of Irving, TX; grandson, Robert S. Hicks of Irving, TX; great-grandson, Forrest Hicks of Mesquite, TX; great-granddaughters, Haley M. Hicks of Mesquite, TX and Olivia Hicks of Irving, TX. Mr. Myers was a member of Masonic Mesa Lodge #68, life member of the Shriners, member of Retired Officers Assoc., and life member of the NRA. Cremation has taken place and memorial services will be held Thursday, July 10, 2003, 10:00 a.m., at French Mortuary, Lomas Blvd. Chapel, with Rev. Tom Hart and Masonic Mesa Lodge #68 officiating. Interment of cremated remains will take place at Santa Fe National Cemetery. Honorary pallbearers will be Charles L. Myers, Jr., Joseph Kossuth, and Robert S. Hicks. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Animal Humane Association of NM Inc. 615 French Mortuary 10500 Lomas Blvd. NE 275-3500
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Reid -- Holly Dreyer Reid was born 50 years ago on February 7, 1953 in Zumbrota, MN. She moved to Albuquerque, NM when she was 6 years old and graduated from Sandia High School and later from U.N.M., where she created beautiful unique ceramics. An artistic soul, she expressed her creativity in everything she did, but especially as a designer and seamstress who specialized in vintage clothing restoration. Some of her happiest moments were spent dancing to the rhythm of her favorite reggae bands. The greatest joy in her life, however, was her son, Devon, whom she was totally devoted to. Holly was a woman with a large, generous heart, a spiritual person who profoundly loved and appreciated all the beauty in the world and had a talent for bringing beauty to all whom she loved. Holly passed away quite unexpectedly on Tuesday, July 1, 2003. In addition to her son, Devon, she is lovingly remembered by her parents, Marian and Henry Dreyer; her two sisters, Kyla Wood and Sabra Armijo; two brothers-in-law, Lloyd Wood and Frank Armijo; two nephews, Jascha Wood and wife, Tanya and son, Caleb and Chelan Wood and wife, Angela and their children, Olivia and Miles; many aunts, uncles and cousins; and all her friends whose lives were touched by her peaceful spirit. A private family memorial gathering was held on Saturday, July 5th and friends came to gather later in the day at her sister Kyla's home. Memorial contributions can be made to an educational fund for Devon Reid at Compass Bank, Menaul Branch.
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Reid -- Sydney Elizabeth Bryan Reid, 75, passed away on Friday, July 4, 2003, following complications from surgery. She is survived by her husband of 51 years, Richard"Dick" Reid of Albuquerque; loving daughter, Marion Reid and husband, Chris Brooks of Colorado; devoted son, Richard and wife Shelli and their son, Adam Carlton Reid of Virginia. Other surviving family includes her sisters, Joanne Tulley of California and Sylvia Lowrey of Connecticut; and beloved nephew and niece, Fred and Sandra Tulley of California. She was preceded in death by her brothers, David, Walter and Frank Roberts. Born June 25, 1928, in Phoenix, AZ she attended elementary school in Phoenix, then moved to New York City to live with relatives. She attended middle and high schools in New York during WWII, and studied English at the University of Missouri, obtaining her B.A. degree in 1950. She and Dick were married on September 27, 1952 in Chevy Chase, MD; in 1958 they moved to Albuquerque with their two children and have since been residents of the city. Sydney devoted her life in Albuquerque to her family, but also to numerous political, social and environmental issues that were important to her. She ran the PTA Clothing Bank and was active with the ACLU. Sydney was a long-time member of the NM Mountain Club, leading many hikes, backpacks and car camps with that organization. She loved to travel, making many trips to Mexico with family and friends, and to England, Indonesia, and the Galapagos. Sydney was a fabulous cook and her services to the ACLU fund raising auctions and the NM Volunteers for the Outdoors were very popular. In lieu of flowers, please make contributions to the Nature Conservancy of NM, 212 E Marcy, Santa Fe, NM 87501, the ACLU of NM, PO Box 80915, Albuquerque, NM 87198, or an environmental or political organization of your choice. An informal reception and celebration will take place on Wednesday, July 9, 2003 at 7:00 p.m. at Congregation B'Nai Israel (meeting room), 4401 Indian School Rd. NE, (Northeast corner of Indian School and Washington). French Mortuary 1111 University Blvd., NE 843-6333
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Romero -- Dr. Christian Romero, 65, of Cleveland, New Mexico, passed away July 7, 2003. He was the son of Moises and Fidelia Romero. Mr. Romero was a retired college professor, receiving his Bachelor's degree from the College of Santa Fe, his Master's from the New Mexico School of Mining and Technology, and his Doctorate from Oklahoma State University. He taught at Kansas State University, where he contributed to the school's bilingual education program. He also taught at New Mexico Highlands University, California State, Jemez Springs High School, and worked as an educator for NASA. Later in life, he returned to New Mexico, and worked as a volunteer fireman while restoring a vintage farmhouse. His passion was to ensure that children, regardless of their socioeconomic status, would have a chance for a better life through education. He is survived by his wife, Dahlia; daughter, Victoria Liguez and her husband, Lance; sisters, Priscilla Scarello, Lita Romero, Mary Ida Robertson; brother, Leo Romero; step-sisters, Aurora Chavez and husband, Processo, Mary Gonzales and step-brother, Max Salazar. Also surviving are various nieces and nephews. Rosary will be recited on Wednesday at 7:00 p.m. at French Mortuary - Westside Chapel with the Legion of Mary, reciting. Mass will be celebrated on Thursday at 10:00 a.m. at St. Joseph on the Rio Grande Catholic Church, 5901 St. Joseph Dr. NW, with Father Frank Prieto, Celebrant. Cremation will follow. Memorial contributions may be made to Vista Care Foundation, C/O Vista Care, 5201 Venice NE, Suite A & B, Albuquerque, NM 87113. French Mortuary 9300 Golf Course Rd. NW (505) 897-0300
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Salazar -- Vidal S. Salazar, longtime business owner of the Albuquerque area and deeply loved husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, uncle and friend died peacefully July 4, 2003 surrounded by his family. Vidal was born on October 7, 1920 to Teresa and Jose Salazar in Mosquero, New Mexico. Married Amanda Olivas in February 1942. Vidal enlisted in the military in 1942, most of that time was spent in Holland and Germany with the 9th Army headquarters, as assistant chief installer, setting up communications. Also served in the Battle of the Buldge. Vidal and Amanda later moved to Albuquerque in 1947 and opened up a business in shoe repair and sales, on Bridge Street southwest, under the name of Salazar's Shoe and Boot. Sold the business and moved to Bernalillo, New Mexico in 1977 and opened Ranchero Boots with his only son Robert. Vidal was in business for 55 years. He was also a member of the Sandoval County Sheriff's Posse in Bernalillo, VFW and DAV. Vidal had a wonderful sense of humor and loved to make people laugh. He also loved animals and life. He always was there to help those in need. Vidal is survived by his loving wife, Amanda to whom he was passionately devoted to for 62 years. Also daughters, Veronica Salazar and loving friend, Karen Wallenburg of New York State, Judy Bernal of Rio Rancho and son, Robert Salazar of Bernalillo; grandchildren, Raquel Aragon and her husband, Raymond Aragon of Bernalillo, Kellie Bernal, Todd Bernal and Jesse Wallenburg; great-granddaughter, Selena Garcia. Also survived by his sister, Della Salazar; brother, Frank Joe Salazar and his wife, of Albuquerque; loving in-laws, Gilbert Olivas, Rose and Bill Baca, Ramona Salazar; many nieces and nephews. Special thanks to Benny Salazar and Theresa Garcia and close friends. We would like to thank Odyssey Hospice, especially Claira Bo and Clem for your kind hearts and support. A Rosary will be recited Wednesday, July 9, 2003 at 7:00 p.m. at Our Lady of Sorrows Church-San Lorenzo. Funeral Mass Thursday, July 10, 2003 at 10:00 a.m. in Our Lady of Sorrows Parish-Bernalillo. Husband, daddy and grandpa your kind of loving presence will be truly missed by all, we love you deeply. Sunrise Funeral Options 891-9192
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