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HOBBIE -- Marion Helen Hobbie died October 14, 2003. She was born March 21, 1917 in Grand Rapids, MI to Howard and Winnie Gaskill. As a child Marion moved to Berkley, CA. She married Theodore V. Hobbie on December 20, 1940 in Salt Lake City, UT. A longtime resident of Albuquerque, she is survived by her loving husband, Theodore; two daughters, Teddie Brewer and Julia Hobbie-Low; two grandchildren, Steve Brewer and Lisa Lynn Chapman; and two nephews, Ron Taylor and John Taylor. Marion was active in the Daughters of the Nile and in the Ostomy Association and was a member of St. Mark's Episcopal Church. Memorial Services are scheduled for 2:00 p.m. Thursday, October 16, 2003 at St. Marks On The Mesa Episcopal Church, 431 Richmond Place NE. In lieu of flowers, donations should be made to the Ballut Abyad Perpetual Fund, P.O. Box 8410, Albuquerque, NM 87198. Sunrise Funeral Options 7601 Wyoming Blvd NE Albuquerque, NM 87109 (505) 821-0010
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JURCA -- Rose In Loving Memory of Rose Jurca May 8, 1912 - October 10, 2003 May God bless your soul. From your youngest son, Tony; and all his friends and their families whose lives you so unselfishly shared and to whom you brought much joy, wisdom and inspiration. May you rest in peace with the Lord. Amen.
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JURCA -- Rose Jurca, nee Rudick, died October 10, 2003 in Albuquerque, New Mexico at the age of 91. Born May 8, 1912 in Olwein, Iowa, and a longtime resident of Buffalo, New York. She moved to Albuquerque in 1980 to be with her children. She is survived by her children, daughter, Eileen Rose Jurca FitzPatrick and fiance, Michael G. Henry, both of Albuquerque, New Mexico, Michael A. Jurca Jr. and wife, Barbara Ann (nee Drajem) of Las Cruces, New Mexico, and her youngest son, Tony Jurca, of New Mexico; grandchildren, Amy M. (nee Jurca) Welch and husband, Christopher of Palmer Lake, Colorado, Dr. William M. FitzPatrick of Binghamton, New York, and Michael A. Jurca, III and wife, Carolyn of Lacey, Washington; great-grandson, Nicholas Ryan Welch of Palmer Lake; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, great-nieces, great-nephews, other family, friends and neighbors who will miss her. She was preceded in death by her parents, Joseph and Philomena Rudick; her husband, Dr. Michael A. Jurca; and her brothers and sisters, Marion, Blanche Sewhuk, Peter, Anna, Charles, Edward, and Sister Philomena O.S.B.M. Rose loved rocks, gardening, exotic cooking and being with her family. Donations in her name may be made to the St. Vincent De Paul Society.
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KELLY -- Wilma R. Kelly, a longtime resident of Socorro County, NM passed away Saturday, October 11, 2003 at her home in Lemitar, NM. Wilma was born on a ranch in Corona, NM to Lum R. Richards and Theda (Jones) Richards. Wilma continued ranching and farming up until the time of her death. She is survived by her children, Cynthia Van Landingham and husband, Larry of Lemitar, NM, Clint Martin and wife, Reba of Belen, NM and Sandra Herkenhoff and husband, Ben Haines of Las Cruces, NM. She is also survived by Elijio Chavez and wife, Petra and family of Lemitar, NM whom she also considered to be her son. Wilma leaves behind six grandchildren, Shane Van Landingham and wife, Monica, Brandi Van Landingham Jones and husband, Jeff, Lance Van Landingham and wife, Antoinette, Joshua Kaufmann and Freedom, Kyle Martin, Katie Martin Rother and husband, Brett; eight great-grandchildren; and one great-great grandchild. Wilma's entire life was devoted to others, always thinking of everyone's needs but her own. Wilma was the ultimate volunteer. Her service to the community included many years as a founding Hospital Auxilary Gray Lady, officer in the Socorro County Farm Bureau, Sacaton Cowbelles and the organization closest to her heart, the Socorro County Fair and Rodeo. In 1999 Wilma was especially honored to be named Grand Marshal of Socorro County Fair and Rodeo Association's Golden Anniversary. Wilma's many accomplishments included crocheting, quilting, taking thousands of photographs of every aspect of her life and organizing volumes of photo albums for every member of her family and many friends, all the while being a vital, hands on force in the every day operations of the family farm and ranch. Wilma was just as comfortable in the branding pen as she was at accompanying J.B. to accept a National Farming Award in California, dressed to the nine's, or receiving well deserved accolades from New Mexico State University for achievements of excellence in agriculture. Above all, Wilma was the consummate mother, mother-in-law and grandmother devoting her entire life to the welfare of her family. A celebration of her life will be held at Kelly Hall, at the Socorro County Fair Grounds, which was named for and dedicated to Wilma and her late husband, J.B. Kelly. Services will be at 3:00 p.m. on Friday, October 17, 2003. Arrangements have been made with Steadman-Hall Funeral Home in Socorro, NM. The family has requested donations be made to Socorro General Hospital Hospice, P.O. Box 1009, Socorro, NM 87801.
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MARES -- Deborah Lynn Mares, 49, went to be with Jesus on October 11, 2003. She was born on October 17, 1953, in Santa Fe, New Mexico to Robert and Jeanette Fay Mares of Los Lunas, New Mexico. She was residing in Albuquerque, New Mexico with her extended family and friends of ARCA at the Fairbanks home. Debbie loved animals, especially dogs, and one of her favorite past times was watching the Animal Planet. She is survived by her parents; four brothers, Jim Mares and his wife, Jennifer of Albuquerque, New Mexico; Edward Mares and his wife, Sandra of Rio Rancho, New Mexico; Brian Mares and his wife, Connie of Bernalillo, New Mexico; and Joe Mares and his wife, Jackie of Albuquerque, New Mexico; four sisters, Liz and her husband, Mike Olmstead of Portland Oregon; Linda Ruth Arballo of Santa Fe, New Mexico; Audrey and her husband, Ted Olsen of Albuquerque, New Mexico; and Barbara and her husband, Dennis Garcia of Los Lunas, New Mexico. She is also survived by very special friends and caretakers at ARCA and the Fairbanks home, and numerous aunts, uncles, nephews, nieces, and cousins. Cremation has taken place with a memorial service to be held on Friday, October 17, 2003 at 3:00 PM at the First Baptist Church of Los Lunas, 914 Los Lentes Rd. SE, Los Lunas, NM. Romero Funeral Home 609 N. Main St, Belen, NM.
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MARTINEZ -- Rita P. Martinez, age 91, died on October 11, 2003. She died peacefully in her sleep. Rita was born in Kelly, NM on October 2, 1912. She lived in Gallup, NM from 1914 through 1945. In 1946, she moved with her husband and her family to Chinle, AZ. She lived in Chinle from 1946 through 1978. She lived the remainder of her life in Albuquerque. Rita was preceded in death by her husband, Felix R. Martinez. When Felix died in 1994, the couple had been married fro 58 years. Also preceding her in death were her older brother, Mike Peralta; and her younger sister, Lena Sanchez. Rita is survived by her six children, Roselee Feller, of Killeen,TX, Stanley and wife, Rose of Chinle, AZ, Robert and wife, Carol of Flagstaff, AZ, Henry and wife, Lorraine of Albuquerque, Raymond and wife, Roberta of Albuquerque and Isabelle and husband, LV Churchman of Albuquerque. Rita is also survived by her sister, Ruth Gonzalez; and by her brother, Louie Peralta both of Gallup, NM; and by 16 grandchildren;and 20 great-grandchildren. Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. on Friday, October 17, 2003 at Garcia Mortuary Chapel at 717 Stover, SW in Albuquerque. Rosary will follow at 7:00 p.m. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Saturday, October 18, 2003 at 10:00 a.m. at Holy Family Church, 562 Atrisco Dr., SW, Albuquerque with open casket viewing from 9:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. prior to the Mass Service. Graveside Services, following the Mass will be held at Mt. Calvary Cemetery, 1900 Edith Blvd., NE in Albuquerque.
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PARKER -- John L. Parker died October 3, 2003. John was born in Missouri on March 14, 1910. He had resided in New Mexico for over 65 of his last years. He was preceded in death by his wife, Mildred of 64 years; parents; and several brothers and sisters. A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, October 18, 2003, at Grand Court Retirement Center, 300 Valencia SE, at 2:00 p.m. Arrangements are under the direction of: Strong-Thorne Mortuary 1100 Coal Ave SE 842-8800
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QUEZADA -- Lucy G. Quezada, 75, passed away on October 13, 2003. She was born on March 12, 1928 in Zamora, New Mexico. Mrs. Quezada is survived by her sons, Frank Martinez, Tom Martinez, Paul Griego and wife Frances, Chris Griego and Ray Griego and wife Elizabeth; daughters, Donna Sena and Carolyn Griego; brothers, Jose Griego and wife Sally and Gilbert Trujillo and wife, Judy; sisters, Neola Torres and Liza Cadena; 16 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren. Lucy will be deeply missed by her loving family. Visitations will be held on Thursday from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. with a rosary to be recited on Thursday evening at 7:00 p.m. in the Chapel of Garcia Mortuary. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday morning at 10:00 a.m. at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Interment will follow at the San Jose de Armijo Cemetery. Services are in the care of: Garcia Mortuary 717 Stover Ave. S.W. 243-5222
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REYNOLDS -- Irene Barber Reynolds, died Monday, October 6, 2003, after an illness of several months. She was born June 21, 1933 in Lansing, Michigan. Her parents were Charles H. Barber and Una Kingsbury Barber. When Irene was 13 the family moved from Lansing to Nanking, China, where her father was a U.S. Army officer attached to the U.S. Embassy. Her mother taught in the American School in Nanking. After the Communist takeover of China, the family moved to Albuquerque, where Irene graduated from Albuquerque High. She discovered her great love, the earth, at UNM where she majored in geology and mathematics. She was an excellent student, being named to the Phi Kappa Phi, Kappa Mu Epsilon and Sigma Gamma Epsilon honorary scholastic fraternities. She went on to earn her master's degree in geology at Columbia University. She worked as a geologist for several companies and became a consulting geologist in Albuquerque in 1965. She was a member of several geologic societies and was an officer of the Albuquerque Geological Society and the New Mexico Section of the American Institute of Professional Geologists. She is survived by her husband, Charles B. Reynolds; daughter, Mary Davidson and husband, Charles; granddaughters, Emily and Laurel Davidson, all of Tijeras; sons, Thomas Reynolds of Las Vegas, NV and Douglas Bolich of Santa Fe; and daughter-in-law, Peggy Sanchez; and grandsons, Jordan and Devin Bolich of Santa Fe. Cremation has taken place and memorial services will be held Friday, 3:30 p.m., at the Chester T. French Memorial Mausoleum Chapel, at Sunset Memorial Park, 924 Menaul NE. French Mortuary 1111 University Blvd. NE
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ROBLES -- Georgia Maria Robles. The family of Georgia Maria Robles would like to thank all the family and friends who so graciously brought food and sent flowers and for all their love and support. We will never forget your generosity.
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