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Davenport -- LaNell Anna Davenport, 88, a resident of Belen, NM passed away on Thursday, May 15, 2003. She was a member of the First Christian Church. When her eyesight allowed her, she was always embroidering. LaNell loved to embroider pillow cases and table cloths in which her family has saved for years and take out on occasion to admire her work. She worked with Belen Public Schools as a cook for all different grade levels, for 15 years. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Ernest"Bo" Davenport in 1991; her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Don Redfearn; her brother, Buddy Redfearn; her two sisters, Donelda Miller; and Evelyn Murillo; and her brother, Delbert Redfearn. LaNell is survived by her six loving children, Billy Davenport and Adrienne of CA, Barbara Hinojosa and Manuel of TX, Donna Conrad of Albuquerque, NM, Nancy Reynolds of IN, Betty Johnson and Gil of TX, Carolyn Romero of Albuquerque, NM; eleven grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; four great-great grandchildren; and her brother, Don Redfearn of AZ. She is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews. A viewing will be held on Monday, May 19, 2003 from 6-7:00 p.m. at Romero Funeral Home Chapel. A final viewing will be held on Tuesday, May 20, 2003 at 9:30 a.m. at the Belen Christian Church followed by a Funeral Service at 10:00 a.m. with Pastor Jim Wilburn officiating. Interment will follow. Pallbearers will be her grandchildren, Ian and Israel Shelly; and Ernest De Moss; her nephews, Ivan and Bryan Miller; her friends, Glen Oliver; Manuel Gallegos; and Steve Archibald. Honorary Pallbearers will be her great-grandchildren, Jacob and James Shelly. Romero Funeral Home 609 N. Main St. Belen, NM 87002.
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Epp -- Wynnette Elizabeth Benedict Epp passed away early Friday from a short illness. She was born in Katonah Westchester County New York June 27, 1918. She attended Colorado College and Julliard School of Music in New York City. She married Konstantin Epp and had two children, Madelaine and Paul. She was soloist and choir director fro Christ United Church Soloist for First United Church of Christianity and First Church of Religious Science. She was president of the Albuquerque Music Club and President of the New Mexico Junior Musicians that presented varied and excellent programs. She was patroness of the SAI Music Sorority. She was also a member of the New Mexico Federation of Music Clubs and the National Federation of Music Clubs. She was a member of the New Mexico Organic Growers Association, the National Health Federation, the Progress Woman's Club where she was program chairman of the literature group, the Lew Wallace Chapter of the DAR where she served as chaplain years ago. She was on the Board of Woman's Voters for three years. She worked for Mountain Bell Telephone Company now US West where she handled the purchases and sale of real estate for the company in New Mexico. She provided talking book machines for the blind throughout New Mexico. She also did special research studies for ATT&T headquarters in New York City. She is survived by son, Paul Benedict Epp and wife, Linda of Valdosta, GA; daughter, Madelaine Epp Leonard Pinkerton and husband, George of Valdosta, GA; granddaughter, Leslie M. Leonard of Joplin, MO; grandson, Clinton M. Leonard of Athens, GA; brother, Thomas M. Benedict of Vancouver, WA; nephew, Dale T. Benedict of Flagstaff, AZ; cousin, Joy C. Williams and husband, Phil of Hattiesburg, MS; cousin, Charles E. Carlson and (deceased) wife, Toby of Lexington, KY; cousin, Marilyn Childs and husband, Harold of Justin Morgan Horse Farm, Turnbridge, VA; cousin, Steve M. Conger and wife, May of Leesburg, VA; and cousin, Richard M. Conger and wife, Faith of Princeton, NJ and Honolulu, HI. In lieu of flowers, send donations to SAI Music Sorority Scholarship Fund in memory of Wynnette Epp at 12317 Eastridge NE, Albuquerque, NM 87112; the NM Art League at 3407 Juan Tabo, NE, Albuquerque, NM 87112; Boys and Girls Ranch 6209 Hendrix NE Albuquerque, NM 87110; All Faiths Receiving Home at 1709 Moon NE Albuquerque, NM 87112. Sympathy cards for the family may be sent to daughter, Madelaine Pinkerton, PO Box 2844, Valdosta, GA, 31604. At a later date, a private memorial service will take place at the graveside at Evergreen Cemetery in Colorado Springs, CO.
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Fackenthall -- Col. Warren A. Fackenthall, U.S.A.F., (Ret.), 94, a resident of Albuquerque since 1951, died Tuesday, May 13, 2003. He is survived by his daughters, Rita Schnedar of San Diego, CA and Georgia F. DeWitz and husband, Gary of Seattle, WA; seven grandchildren; twelve great-grandchildren; sister, Ruth Smelcer of Spokane, WA; brothers, Robert Fackenthall of Colville, WA and Allen Fackenthall; and sister, Leota Harke, both of Spokane, WA. Col. Fackenthall was preceded in death by his wife, Alice Fackenthall; daughter, Pat; and grandsons, Clifford and Tim. Col. Fackenthall was retired after 32 years of service in the U.S. Air Force serving in China, Burma, India, Greenland, Eniwetoc and the United States. He worked for Civil Service as a communications liason for atomic bomb testing in the South Pacific for an additional 15 years. During his long and distinguished career he received many honors and awards. Warren was a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend. He will be missed by all. Private services were held Saturday, at Sunset Memorial Park. French Mortuary 1111 University Blvd. NE 843-6333
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Fitzsimmons -- In Loving Memory of John Paul Fitzsimmons March 24, 1915 - May 14, 2003Professor emeritus of Geology at UNM, husband of the late Mary Alice; father of Mia and Analisa; and grandfather of Sean and Hannah. We will miss your wisdom, intellect and sense of humor. We love you! Donations can be made to University of New Mexico Foundation, Albuquerque, NM for Geology Alumni Fellowship Program, The American Cancer Society 5800, Lomas Blvd NE, Albuquerque, NM 87110 or to the American Lung Association of NM, 216 Truman NE, Albuquerque, NM 87108. Sunrise Funeral Options 7601 Wyoming Blvd NE Albuquerque, NM 87109 (505) 821-0010
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Hulland -- LaVon In loving memory LaVon Hulland Jr. November 2, 1962 to May 18, 1998 Love and miss you Your family
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Jaramillo -- The family of Mrs. Placida Jaramillo would like to thank all their relatives and friends for their kind expression of sympathy extended to them during their bereavement; for the beautiful floral tributes and a special thank you to Father Manuel Viera, Holy Family Catholic Church, celebrant of the Mass, to Gabriella Nieto for reciting the Rosary, to Dr. Leggott and the staff members at UNM Family Practice and to the pallbearers. Arrangements by: GABALDON MORTUARY 1000 Old Coors Rd. SW
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Jaramillo -- The family of Mrs. Lita Jaramillo would like to thank all their relatives and friends for their kind expression of sympathy extended to them during their bereavement; for the beautiful floral tributes and a special thank you to Father Gene, Our Lady of the Most Holy Rosary Catholic Church, celebrant of the Mass. GABALDON MORTUARY 1000 Old Coors Rd. SW
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Jenkins -- Laura Jenkins, who recently relocated from Rio Rancho to Durango, CO, died at Four Corners Health Center on Friday, may 16, 2003, following a stroke. Mrs. Jenkins was born Margaret Laurene Oglesby on July 31, 1916 in Lynnville, KY. She married John R. Jenkins in 1939, and with him raised three daughters near Detroit, MI. She relocated to Albuquerque in the late 1980?s. She was a lifelong volunteer in numerous community and social service organizations, such as Keep America Beautiful and the cancer treatment program at the Veterans Administration Hospital. Her name was recently added to the Wall of Tolerance by the Southern Poverty Law Center. She was active in environmental causes, most recently being involved in Hawkwatch, and in planting trees in the Bosque del Apache. Laura is survived by her husband John Jenkins, her sister Helen Phillips, three daughters, Jen Dorman, Sharon Clayton, and Brook Elizabeth Jenkins, nine grandchildren, and seventeen great-grandchildren. Services will be held Tuesday, May 20, 2003 at 2:00 p.m. in the Gate of Heaven Mausoleum Chapel, 7500 Paseo Del Norte NE. French Mortuary 7121 Wyoming Blvd. NE 823-9400
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Jones -- Clyde S. Jones, 73, born in Fleminsburg, KY, March 18, 1930, a resident of Albuquerque since 1976, died Thursday, May 15, 2003. He is survived by his wife, Barbara Smith-Jones of Albuquerque; son, Randy Jones and wife, Trish of Greenfield, IN; daughter, Diana Purkerson and her son, Jason of Indianapolis, IN; stepchildren, Wayne Smith and wife, Shelly and their children, Mackinze and Spencer, all of Albuquerque, Bruce Smith and wife, Kathy and their daughter, Megan, all of Albuquerque and Mickey Mullany and husband, Kevin and their children, Conor and Molly, all of Albuquerque; sisters, Sadie Cornel of Albuquerque and Lucy Earls of Maysville, KY; and numerous nieces and nephews. To all who knew Clyde, work was play and God was ready for him to work and play in His kingdom. To all his friends, he loved you deeply. He will be missed by his family and friends. Cremation has taken place and no services are planned. French Mortuary 10500 Lomas Blvd. NE 275-3500
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Konwin -- Nancy Moreland Konwin, age 67, of Albuquerque, NM died on Tuesday, May 13, 2003, of a massive heart attack. She had been in declining health for about the last five years. She is survived by her loving husband of over 45 years, H.C. (Chet) Konwin; and children, Harry C. and wife Chris Konwin of Albuquerque, Nicholas Konwin of Albuquerque, Matthew Konwin of Reno, NV, Maryangela and husband, Andy Schug of Moriarty, NM, and Vickie and husband, Lou De Marco of Sparks, NV; five grandchildren; brother, Richard and wife, Mary Jane Moreland; sisters, Mrs. Josephine Schaub, and Thelma and husband, Melvin Kolodziejski, all of Toledo, OH; numerous nephews and nieces. She was predeceased by her father and mother, C.I. and Mary Moreland; brother, Albert Moreland and sister, Mrs. Charlotte Carpenter. Mrs. Konwin retired in September 2000, because of health conditions from the Lovelace Medical Center as Senior Data Technician. She had been employed by the L.M.C. for nearly 28 years in various assignments in Systems Support and Data Processing Operations. Prior employment reflected Systems Advisor for the Western Auto Corporation, Training Supervisor for the Owens-Illinois Glass Corporation. Senior Keypunch Operator for the Gulf Oil Corporation, and Instructor for the I.B.M. Service Academy. After high school graduation, she attended and completed a Data Processing/Keypunch Program offered by the IBM Services Academy in Toledo, OH. Having attained the highest grade upon completion, she was offered a post as instructor at the academy. Additionally, Mrs. Konwin had completed various in-house courses offered by the relative employers in Data Processing Support and Operations, and Supervisory Functions. In early years, Mrs. Konwin enjoyed bowling, played cards, and travel with the family. Recently, she became an avid reader, enjoyed some travel and visiting with her grandchildren when practical. Private Funeral services were held at Strong-Thorne Mortuary in Albuquerque, NM with Deacon Frank See officiating. Arrangements under the direction of: Strong-Thorne Mortuary 1100 Coal Ave. SE 842-8800
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