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MOFFETT -- Barbara Moffett, 91, a lifelong resident of Albuquerque, passed away on Sunday, September 28, 2003. She waited to join her husband Robert Lee Moffett, on their 68th Wedding Anniversary. Barbara was born December 20, 1911 the daughter of Eutimio and Olympia C de Baca Mares in Albuquerque. She was a member of St. Jude Thaddeus Catholic Church, the Felician Sisters Ladies League, and she taught CCD. She was preceded in death by her husband Robert in 1988. She is survived by nine children, Regina Nelson and husband, Lawrence, Rosemary Langley and husband, Monroe, Isabel Samon and husband, Lee, Estelle Cartledge and husband, Albert, Betty Carlson and husband, Fred, Raymond Moffett and Carol Bewley, Barbara Toroni and husband, Dennis, James Moffett, Theresa Sandoval and husband, Ray; one sister, Antonia Mares; 28 grandchildren, and 30 great-grandchildren. A Rosary will be recited at 7:00 p.m. this evening, Tuesday, September 30, 2003 in the Chapel of Vista Verde Mortuary, Sara Rd. at Meadowlark Ln., Rio Rancho. The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Wednesday, October 1, 2003 at 10:00 a.m. at St. Jude Thaddeus Catholic Church, 5712 Paradise Blvd. NW, Albuquerque (Paradise Hills), interment will follow in Vista Verde Memorial Park. Arrangements by Vista Verde Mortuary Rio Rancho, New Mexico 892-9920
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MONTES -- Jose Luis Montes died Friday, September 26, 2003 in Santa Fe at the age of 42. Visitation for Mr. Montes will be held on Tuesday from 3:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. and on Wednesday from 8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. at Salazar & Sons Mortuary, 400 Third St. SW, 247-4124.
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PARKER -- Martha J. Williams Parker, 86, a resident of Albuquerque, died Sunday, September 28, 2003. She was born on July 25, 1917 in San Angelo, TX, the daughter of Manly Johnson and Eulalie (Bosley) Johnson. At the age of 12, she moved to Albuquerque with her parents. Mrs. Parker was a charter member of Heights First Church of the Nazarene. She was employed by Sandia National Laboratories for 29 1/ 2 years. Mrs. Parker was preceded in death by her husband, Roger C. Williams. She is survived by her current husband, Vern Parker; one daughter, Loretta L. Rugh and husband, Dick Rugh; two granddaughters, Joetta Dee Brooks and husband, Randy and Jerri Lee Teagarden and husband, Bradley; four great-grandchildren, Jay Moore, Daniel Brooks, Henry Teagarden and Emily Teagarden; and one sister, Marguerite Phillis. Services will be held Thursday, October 2, 2003, at 2:00 p.m., at French Mortuary, Wyoming Blvd. Chapel. Private entombment will take place. Friends may visit French Mortuary, Wyoming Blvd. Chapel, Wednesday, October 1, 2003, from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. French Mortuary 7121 Wyoming Blvd. NE 823-9400
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RIVERA -- Rita Marie Sisneros Rivera, age 62, passed away September 22, 2003 at the Albuquerque Regional Medical Center from complications of cancer. Rita was born November 27, 1940 in Las Vegas, NM to the home of Ramon D. and Vicenta Romero Sisneros. She was reared in Colonias and attended schools at Santa Rosa. Rita married Gerald A. Rivera on October 1, 1960. She loved painting, drawing, flowers, interior decorating, walking, nature, gardening, dancing and cleaning house. She was a member of Santa Rosa de Lima Catholic Church. Rita was the best wife, mother, nana and sister that anyone could ever asked for. She will be greatly missed by all. Rita is preceded in death by her parents, Ramon and Vicenta Sisneros; son, Giovanni Rivera; brother, Ramoncito Sisneros; sister, Vita Lucero; mother and father-in-law, Mary and Librado Rivera. Survivors include her husband, Gerald A. Rivera of the family home in Santa Rosa; daughters, Deadra Rivera Apodaca and husband, Johnny of Albuquerque, Darlene Taylor and husband, Robert of Denver, CO, Denise Rivera of Albuquerque, Desiree Rivera Lewis and husband, Jess and Doreen Rivera Ulibarri and husband, Peter of Rio Rancho; ten grandchildren John Eric, Andrew, twins Tre and Thad, Nasticia, Leticia, Faustina, Steven, Phillip and Stephani. Also surviving are her sisters, Clara Chavez and Paula Salcido of Santa Rosa, Chona Mares and husband, Percy of Albuquerque, Dea Hall and husband, Chuck of Albuquerque; one brother, Christian Sisneros of Colonias; brother and sisters-in-law, F. Geroge Rivera and wife, Theresa of Santa Rosa, Delores Sierra and husband, Steve of Moriarty, Naty Madril and husband, Jake of Clovis and Gloria Griego and husband, Jim of Santa Rosa; numerouse nieces, nephews and a host of friends and relatives. Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on Thursday morning at 10:00 a.m. from Santa Rosa De Lima with Father Nick Nichols officiating. Burial followed at St. Joseph Cemetery in Santa Rosa. Serving as Pallbearers were Phillip Lewis, Steven Lewis, John Eric Apodaca, Patrick Chavez, George Rivera Claude Salcido, Charles Hall, Jr. and Mauricio Madril. Honorary Pallbearers were her grandchildren. A memorial has been set up in Rita's name at Wells Fargo Bank, account #2571008776. All services are entrusted to the Chavez Funeral Home, 923 South 3rd St., Santa Rosa, NM (505) 472-3369
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ROBLES -- Georgia Robles, 72, a life time resident of Albuquerque, died Saturday, September 27, 2003. She is survived by her husband of 56 years, Orlando Robles; children, Yolanda and John Smelser, Diane and Mark Lucero, Debbie and Joe Turiciano, Theresa Garcia and Terry McIlrath, Anthony and Terry Robles, Cindy and Joe Stephenson, Evangeline Robles McIlrath and Rick McIlrath, JoAnna and Ronald Smith, Dawn and Pete Ciurczak; grand-children, Ian and Selina Smelser, Heather Smelser, Jenny and Phil Rivera, Mark and Brigitte Lucero Jr., Stephen Lucero, Amy and Justin Reiter, Angelo Turiciano, Sam Turiciano, Sheree Garcia, Shannon Garcia, Erin Garcia, Erica Carter, Michelle and Ambrose Montoya, Anthony and Deana Robles Jr., Tiffany and Carlos Lucero, Melonie Stephenson, Nathan Stephenson, Lily Robles and Chris Hanlon, Cheyenne McIlrath, Ronald Smith, AdriAnna Smith, Zachary Ciurczak, Noah Ciurczak; great-grand-children, Christopher Smelser, Geoffrey Smelser, Jacob Smelser, Stephen Rivera, Tristin Rivera, Brittney Lucero, Gabriel Lucero III, Ashlinn Lucero, Lola Marie Lucero, Andrew Montano, Stephanie Montano, Samantha Montano, Samuel Montano, Samara Montano, Ashlee Marez, Anthony Robles III, Taylor Robles, Taryin Robles, Gabriel Montoya, Adrian Montoya, Isaac Montoya, Mariah Lucero, and Kaylah Lucero; father, Juan Pacheco; 11 brothers and sisters; sister-in-law and best friend, Romana and Jack Gonzales and family, Tom and Orpha Robles, Philip and Belle Robles and Joe and Suzy Robles; and many nieces, nephews and friends. Georgia was a life time member of the Blue Army of the Virgin Mary and was a school bus assistant for Special Needs Children for Helwig and Farmer for 12 years. She is preceded in death by her mother, Adela Pacheco and her brother, Albert Pacheco. Rosary will be recited Tuesday, September 30, 2003 at 7:00 p.m. at Queen of Heaven Catholic Church, 5310 Claremont NE, 87110 with Rosie and Eddie Andrade reciting. Mass will be celebrated Wednesday, October 1, 2003 at 10:00 a.m. at Queen of Heaven Catholic Church, 5310 Claremont NE, 87110. The Robles Family would like to express their sincerest thanks and appreciation to the wonderful staff of Nurses and Physicians in the CCU at Lovelace Sandia Medical Center for their wonderful care, their special prayers and thoughts, and mostly their support. French Mortuary 10500 Lomas Blvd. NE. 275-3500
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SOLIS -- Sylvia Ozanich Solis, 84, a resident of Albuquerque, died Friday, September 26, 2003. She is survived by her daughter, Charlotte M. Smith and husband, Robert W. Hilke; son, Joseph (Joey) A. Solis III and wife, Bobbie; grandchildren, Kathleen M. Carnell, Wendy Dial, Monte Smith, Joseph "Tony" Solis IV and wife, Michele, and Kyle Solis; great-grandchildren, Brian, Dale & Darren, Krystle, Amber, Matthew, Joseph V, and Joshua; great-great grandchildren, Lauren, Christian, Ashleigh Sylvia; brother, Anthony A. Ozanich and wife, Irene; and many nieces and nephews; family and friends. She was preceded in death by her husband, her love, Joseph A. Solis, her mother and father, Anthony and Sylvia Panion Ozanich; brothers, Frankie and William R. Ozanich; sisters, Francis Ozanich, Roseann Harrison and Agnes Ozanich Chavez; and her uncle, Matthew Ozanich. Sylvia was born on March 18, 1919 in the coal mining camp of Cameron in Colorado. She moved to Albuquerque in 1932 and married Joseph A. Solis, Jr. on August 5, 1936. Services will be Thursday at 9:30 a.m. at Mt. Calvary Cemetery Chapel, 1900 Edith, NE. Pallbearers will be Tony Solis, Kyle Solis, Rick Lowder, Dale Smith, Brian Koch, and Mike Koch. Honorary Pallbearers are Bob Hilke, Monte Smith, Anthony (Tony) Ozanich, Anthony Chavez, Dale Koch, Darren Koch, Charles Campbell, Larry Woolson and Bob Tiffinay. Friends may visit French Mortuary-Westside Chapel, 9300 Golf Course Rd NW, Wednesday from 6:30 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. French Mortuary 9300 Golf Course Rd. NW (505) 897-0300 .
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WEBB -- Randolph "Randy" Webb, 75, beloved husband, father, and grandfather, passed away suddenly at his Rio Rancho, home on September 27, 2003. Randy was born on May 15, 1928 in Memphis, TN. He was proud to have served his country in the United States Army. Randy was a member of the Shriners and of the Rio Rancho Elks Lodge #2500. He was the owner and operator of A & R's Home Entertainment and American Rents in Albuquerque. His passion was watching all kinds of sporting events and cheering on his Dallas Cowboys. He was fond of fishing, hunting and golf. Randy will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved him. He is survived by his wife, Adina; children, Phyllis Webb of Benton, AR, Bob Makin of Littlerock, AR, Bill Odell Makin of Rio Rancho, NM, Renna Robles and husband Will of Concord, CA, Ronnie Webb of Rio Rancho; sisters, Anna Louis and Mary Catherine; brother, Bill; and his only grandson, James Makin or Rio Rancho. A Memorial Service will be held on Thursday, October 2, 2003 at 10:30 a.m. in the Chapel of Sunrise Funeral Options in Rio Rancho with Pastor Rick Donaho as officiant. Services under the care of: Sunrise Funeral Options 2400 Southern Blvd. Rio Rancho, NM (505) 891-9192
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WILKINSON -- Linda Painton Wilkinson, 76, passed away on September 24, 2003 after a brief struggle with cancer. Born on August 21, 1927, she is survived by her husband of 46 years, Scott Wilkinson of El Paso, TX, two daughters, Jean Martinis of Boulder, CO and Ann Elizabeth Wilkinson of Los Lunas, NM, a son-in-law, John Martinis, two grandchildren, Scott and Stephen Martinis, two sisters, Mary Wall of St. Louis, MO and Christine Hodges of Oran, MO, one brother, Albert Painton of Painton, MO, and numerous nieces and nephews. Linda was preceded in death by her parents, Bess and Herbert Painton, and one brother, Don Painton, all of Painton, Missouri. Linda had a long and varied career as a teacher, secretary, craftsperson, and public servant. She started working in 1944 as a school teacher in Missouri, later moving to New York City where she worked as an executive secretary until her marriage. After their children were born, Scott and Linda moved to Albuquerque, NM where they owned and operated The Music Mart. Linda was an active craftsperson in the late 1970's and early 1980's, creating and selling hand painted ceramics in regional crafts shows and specialty shops. Before retiring, she worked as Chief Deputy County Clerk in Valencia County, New Mexico, and was elected to one term on the Valencia County Commission. Linda served in numerous civic, political, and church organizations in New Mexico and El Paso. She volunteered countless hours in organizations which assist the homeless and victims of domestic violence. Linda was also a past president of Keep New Mexico Beautiful, and an ordained Elder in the Presbyterian Church. A Memorial Service will be held on at 1:00 p.m. on October 4, 2003 at University Presbyterian Church, 244 N. Resler Dr., El Paso, TX. Funeral arrangements by Kaster-Maxon & Futrell Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to the following: El Paso Shelter for Battered Women, P.O. Box 26219, El Paso, TX, 79926, YWCA Transitional Living Center, 3700 Altura Blvd, El Paso, TX, 79930, Rio Grande Cancer Foundation, 10460 Vista Del Sol, Suite 101, El Paso, TX, 79925 or to Visiting Nurse Association of El Paso, PO Box 3628, El Paso, TX, 79923.
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WINEGAR -- Martha Lucille Winegar, 92, a resident of Albuquerque since 1952, passed away on September 28, 2003. She is survived by her two daughters, Marian Sue Pritchard of Denver, CO and Donna L. Winegar of Albuquerque; one granddaughter, Shannon Pritchard of Athens, Georgia; twin sister, Marcella L. Winegar and husband, William of Albuquerque and other family members. Martha was preceded in death by her husband, Lorel T. Winegar. She was a member of Northdale Baptist Church in Albuquerque. Memorial Service will be held on Wednesday at 11:00 a.m. at Northdale Baptist Church, 123 Osuna Rd. NW with Pastor G.R. Patrick, officiating. French Mortuary 9300 Golf Course Rd. NW (505) 897-0300
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ZIMMERMANN -- Karl Herman Zimmermann, a resident of Albuquerque, NM from 1950 to 2001, died on Friday, September 26, 2003, rejoining his wife Helen Hertel Zimmermann. He was 92. The past three years he lived in Kessler Village in Chatham, NJ to be near his daughter, Dr. Carol E. Zimmermann-Joyce. He is also survived by his brother, Col. William E. Zimmermann USAF (ret) and family of Amarillo, TX; and many beloved nieces, nephews and step-children. Karl and Helen Zimmermann were graduated from New York University in 1933 and married in 1937. Karl had a varied and interesting life. Graduated in the mist of the depression as an engineer, he worked as an electrician and supplemented his income by pursuing his avocation of drummer in a vaudeville troupe that took him to upstate NY and Canada. He played the palace theater in NY, a dream of every Vaudevillian, with the Russian Revels in 1933. He moved to Nutley, NJ and took a Job as an electrical engineer with Phelps Dodge. In 1950 Karl moved with his wife and daughter to Albuquerque, NM. He was an electrical engineer for Sandia Laboratory Corp. and was heavily involved in the development of atomic weapons, witnessing atomic test explosions at White Sands. While living in Nutley he was a drummer in the Nutley Symphony Orchestra. When he moved to Albuquerque he was a drummer in the Albuquerque Civic Symphony and Municipal band. In 1972, after retiring from Sandia Laboratory Corp. he was appointed as electrical supervisor for the City of Albuquerque by Gov. Bruce King. After retirement in '88 he volunteered at Zia Elementary School 4th grade helping the children with computers. He taught drum lessons. He also gave lectures and wrote articles on electrical code violations. Karl was a member of the Professional Society of Engineers, and was registered as a professional engineer in New Mexico and New York. Graveside services will be held Thursday, 11:30 a.m. at Mount Calvary Cemetery, 1900 Edith Blvd. Friends may make memorial donations to the Helen Zimmermann Memorial Scholarship, New Mexico Engineering Foundation, 1615 University Blvd. NE, Albuquerque, NM 87102-1790. French Mortuary 1111 University Blvd. NE 843-6333
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