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Doeren -- Lola Grace Doeren, 76, a 35-year resident of Albuquerque, passed away Saturday, January 11, 2003 from complications due to advanced diabetes. She is survived by her husband of 53 years, Earl, Lt. Col., USAF (Ret); four children; Stephanie of Albuquerque, Stephen of Springfield, MO, Bruce, of Albuquerque, and Bob of Durango, CO; and seven grandchildren, David, Dustin, Graham, Michael, Cara, Ryan and Miquela. Both she and her husband were raised in the De Pere /Green Bay area of Wisconsin, and met after Earl returned to his home town after four years in the Pacific Theater during World War II. Her parents, both deceased, were Ralph and Luella La Fortune. She also had three siblings, all deceased, Ruth, Maynard and Kenneth (who died in WWII). The family owned a small neighborhood store in Green Bay. Grace spent much of her life moving with her family to different Air Force postings throughout the period of the Cold War. The places they lived included Japan, Alaska, Wisconsin, Michigan, and Colorado. While in Colorado, Col. Doeren was stationed at the newly built North America Air Defense Command (NORAD) deep inside Cheyenne Mountain at Colorado Springs. Col. Doeren retired from the Air Force in 1968, and the family moved to Albuquerque. Grace was known for her outgoing friendly personality, and was well liked by almost everyone she met. One of her main passions was early Americana and antiques, including beautiful pieces of furniture that have passed from generation to generation in her family. Her home was replete with numerous early Americana handicrafts and period-piece photographs, and she went all out to seasonally decorate her home at such holidays as Easter and Christmas. She loved the holidays, decorated her whole house, and created beautiful Christmas trees and presents. Grace also had a beautiful voice and often sang in church choirs. She delighted in watching movie comedies from the video stores, and laughed heartily at every punch line and sight gags in such films as Kingpins, Naked Gun, and Analyze This. Grace also loved to play bridge, and played regularly at Bear Canyon Senior Center. Cooking was another of her main loves, sticking mainly to the Wisconsin food she grew up with. She especially loved to bake pies, cakes, cookies and candy. At Christmas times, when her family was together, she made so many treats they filled almost every cupboard in her kitchen. She also hid some of it in secret places so her children wouldn't find all the treats and eat them all up before Christmas. Funeral Services for Grace will be at 11:30 a.m. Friday, January 17, 2003 at Chapel of Sandia, 7601 Wyoming Blvd NE, with Fr. Michael Schamp officiating. Burial will follow at 2:30 p.m. in Santa Fe National Cemetery, Santa Fe, NM. Sandia Funeral Care 7601 Wyoming Blvd NE Albuquerque, NM 87109 (505) 821-0010
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Gallegos -- IN LOVING MEMORY OF JERRY ANTHONY GALLEGOS, SR. May 7, 1954 - January 16, 1994Don't be sad that I am gone, for I am still here in all of the Beatles' beautiful songs. It is all right if remembering me hurts and makes you cry, for I am still here and did not really die. I am up in the beautiful Wind River Mountains in Lander, deep in the snow, that special place in Wyoming that I loved so. I am with my son Jerry; fishing in Colorado and telling him what a great job he has done in making me a Grandpa. I am with Noah at school at the Mount far away from home. But tell her I am watching her become a beautiful young woman and not to be too hard on the cigarette smoke. That could be me. I just haven't been able to quit yet! I know Dommers will graduate from Sandia Prep this year. Congratulations Dommers, nice ride!! And tell your mom it's cool if you really want to go to UNM instead of Notre Dame. Also know that I have been working hard getting to know my other son Anthony and my other beautiful daughter Celestria. Only if we had had just a little more time. Please know how much I love you both. Tell Herc and Netsie how proud I am of their success. But most of all Mom and Dad, I am with you every day. You were my strength and my spirit. Oh, how I miss you so. I still see Dad drinking coffee out of my BMW cup and wearing my winter robe. Just remember that I am a breeze caressing your face, so when you all are feeling blue or sad, let my love ripple and be glad and thankful that I'm in God's hands now and my soul is now at rest. You know I have had some great times with Grandpa Jose and Grandma Fela. In fact, Grandma Lena and I have made some great chili together. Father Madrid and I spend most of our time fishing. Boy, the fish up here are great!!! All in all it is a great place to be. I know our family chain is now broken and nothing seems the same; but as God chooses, one by one, the chain will link again. WE LOVE AND MISS YOU, (Our Scooter Tramp!!) Mom, Dad, John Nep, Netsie, Wayne, Dominic, Big No and our new Tobers, aka Buster
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Hemperley -- The Family of Helen Hemperley wishes to thank everyone for their thoughts, prayers, food, love and attendance during the time of their loss. Grants Mortuary was entrusted with arrangements.
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Huddle -- Clarence W. Huddle, 68, an Albuquerque resident since 1956, went home to be with his Lord on Friday, January 10, 2003. The family will miss their husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend, but they find joy through their sorrow because they know he has been delivered out of his earthly bondage and illness and into a new and perfect life with Christ. Clarence lived his life based on Romans 1:16"I am not ashamed of the Gospel of Jesus Christ", and took every opportunity to pray for others, reaching them for Christ. Clarence Wendell Huddle was born July 29, 1934, in Missouri and raised on family farms in Missouri and Iowa. He served in the US Army 11th Airborne Division (the Angels) and was attending the Milwaukee School of Engineering when recruited by Sandia Laboratories as an Electrical Engineer. In 1956 he moved to Albuquerque with his bride, Shirley Wilson, to begin his new career. He loved his work and enjoyed a variety of tasks before retiring after 33 years. Clarence enjoyed riding his motorcycles, vegetable gardening, camping, ham radios/Morse code (obtaining his commercial radio operator license), and radio control airplanes. He loved learning, enjoyed many things that challenged him, and was always taking classes, Bible studies and reading books. He was a founding member at First Church of the Nazarene and an active member for 30+ years, he served on the Board and as Treasurer, Sunday School teacher, bus driver, and Scout Master for the Church Boy Scout Troop, among other ministries. He was a member and deacon at Hoffmantown Baptist Church, serving for over ten years. He was committed to his wife, children and grandchildren, to serving the Lord, to prayer, and to fellowship with friends. Clarence was preceded in death by his mother, Dolly, on January 7, 2003. He is survived by his wife of 47 years, Shirley; his son, Gary and daughter-in- law, Holly; his daughter, Connie Happeny and son-in-law, Joel and grandsons Daniel and Kevin; his sister and brother-in-law, Verla and Merlin Shippey, his sister and brother-in-law Eva and Doyle Ellis; and brother, John Huddle. The family is thankful for the love and prayers that surround them, and for the comfort and healing grace of Jesus' love and the knowledge that He, who has loved Clarence as one of His own precious children, has welcomed him home. A celebration of his life and Memorial Service ill be held at Heights First Church of the Nazarene, 8401 Paseo del Norte NE, Albuquerque, NM, at 2pm Friday, January 17, 2003.
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Huxel -- Ruth F. Huxel, age 89, of Montrose, CO formerly of Albuquerque, NM died Tuesday afternoon, January 14, 2003 in Valley Manor Care Center at Montrose. Ruth F. Huxel, the daughter of Charles H. and Anna May (Crawford) Fulton was born on December 14, 1913 at Audubon, IA; where she spent her childhood and graduated from high school. In the mid-1930's Ruth moved to Springfield, OH. Where she met Raymond C. Huxel. They were united in marriage on October 20, 1938 in Springfield, OH. where they continued to live until relocating to Albuquerque, NM in 1974. Raymond died May 8, 1986. Ruth continued to live in Albuquerque until 1997 when she moved to Montrose to be closer to her family. Prior to retirement, Ruth was church secretary for 18 years, from 1957 - October 1974, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Springfield, OH. She was a member of the St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Albuquerque. She was also an Eastern Star, hospital volunteer, and loved to sew and crochet; making numerous afghans. Surviving family members include two sons, Larry Huxel and wife, Katherine of Montrose, CO, Robert Huxel and wife, Angie of Austin, TX; two grandchildren, Stephanie Heinchon and Dr. Lauren Huxel M.D.; three great-grandchildren, Corbin, Tanner and Logan Heinchon; and one sister, Velma Thompson of Audubon, IA. In addition to her parents and husband, Ruth was also preceded in death by four brothers, Glen, Harold, James and Dale; one sister, Luella Whan. a Funeral Service is scheduled for Saturday, January 18, 2003 at 1:30 p.m. in the Chapel at Sunset Memorial Park Cemetery in Albuquerque, 505-345-3536. Visitation will take place from Noon until Service time on Saturday, January 18, 2003. Burial will follow the Service at the Sunset Memorial Park Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of the Uncompahgre Valley, in memory of Ruth Huxel, PO Box 1804 Montrose, CO. 81402. Arrangements are being handled under the direction of Crippin Funeral Home of Montrose, CO. 970-249-2121.
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Kelsey -- James Robert Kelsey, 58, of Port Aransas, TX passed away on January 14, 2003 after a long illness. He was born on June 15, 1944 in Conroe, TX to Rex and Merlee Kelsey. He was a graduate of Alice High School, Alice, TX and the University of Texas at Austin, TX. He began his career at Sandia National Laboratories in Albuquerque as an Aerospace Engineer in 1968 and retired in 2000 as Director of Monitoring Systems & Technology. He was preceded in death by his parents; two sisters, Linda Faye and Mary Frances. He is survived by his loving wife of 34 years. Suzanne Kelsey of Port Aransas, TX; seven cousins, Kay Leipzig of Brownwood, TX, Rex Charles Kelsey of San Antonio, TX, Nick Kralj of Austin, TX, Jeannon Kralj of Austin, TX, Barbara Commiato of Kerns, TX, Jim Ed Kelsey of Tulsa, OK and Frank Kelsey of Houston, TX; sister-in-law, Terri Warring Keith of Lufkin, TX; niece, Rebecca Suzanne Waring of Lufkin, TX; and brother-in-law, Rick Waring of Shepherd, TX. He leaves many dear friends in Albuquerque and Port Aransas. He loved his work at Sandia Labs, home landscaping and construction and his volunteer work in Port Aransas. He was a member of Kiwanis Club, Keep Port Aransas beautiful and Community Presbyterian Church. He loved the tranquility of the water and the thrill of flight. Funeral Services will be held on Saturday, January 18, 2003 at 1:00 p.m. at the Community Presbyterian Church in Port Aransas, TX. Reverend Richard Safford will be officiating. Burial will follow at Royal Palms Cemetery, Port Aransas, TX. In lieu of flowers, friends are asked to make contributions to Port Aransas Animal Shelter at 409 W. Cotter, Port Aransas, TX 78373,
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Kraus -- Mary Margaret Kraus, 94, of Albuquerque, passed away Sunday, January 12, 2003. She was born and raised in Vernon Center, MN and moved to Albuquerque in 1950. Mary has many fond memories of growing up in Vernon Center, as expressed in her journal of memoirs, which she wrote for her nieces and nephews. She also spent many happy and adventurous years in Albuquerque. Mary enjoyed discussing and debating politics with family and friends, and was an avid Lobo Basketball Fan. She was a librarian for the Veterans Administration for 23 years. Mary was a member of the Newman Center, past member of A.L.A., N.L.A., N.M.L.A., S.W.L.A. and G.A.L.A. She is survived by her sister, Dora K. McGrath; nephew, Charlie Kraus and David Kraus; niece, Betsey Linsert; great-nephew, Michael Kraus; and numerous other great nephews and nieces. She was preceded in death by her parents; and two brothers, Charles and Edwin Kraus. Cremation has taken place and a memorial mass will be celebrated Friday, 10:00 a.m., at the Newman Center, 1815 Las Lomas NE. French Mortuary 1111 University Blvd. NE 843-6333
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Lee -- Caroline Dured Lee lost a long battle with cancer January 12, 2003 but she fought courageously until the very end. She was born November 27, 1934. She is survived by her husband of 12 years, Robert Ellis of Albuquerque; daughters, Holly Adams, Erin Adams and their husbands of Albuquerque; grandchildren, Sage Simpson, Max Corney and Kit Corney. Her surviving sisters and brother are Linda Morsmann of Santa Fe, Melissa Lawson of Fort Worth and Willis Lee of Santa Fe. Caroline was an instrumental part of the Taos art scene recently helping her husband renovate the Harwood Museum of Art. They had recently relocated to Albuquerque from Taos just before her death. Born in Dallas, she grew up in Fort Worth and lived for 25 years in San Antonio where she became very involved in the art world in which she wore almost every hat from artist to gallery owner to university level teacher to lecturer to writer to fine art appraiser. Throughout the 1970's, Lee, an accomplished painter in her own right endeavored to bring the work of local fiber, ceramic and metal crafts artists to San Antonians while simultaneously developing and refining her own sense of artistic quality. In 1980 she opened Objects Gallery which was soon to become one of the leading venues in the state of Texas for the exhibition of fine art, crafts, and folk art. Collectors came from around the state to appreciate the result of her incomparable"eye". Then in 1985, she opened the first gallery of folk art in San Antonio. The work of now famous Mexican folk artists were brought to the attention of the American public in an appropriate setting. While in Taos, she sat on the national board of the American Society of Appraisers and became a well respected appraiser of 20th Century fine art. She and her husband had both been honored for their cultural contributions to the arts in Taos. Lee was of course far more than a gallery owner or even an artist and mother, she possessed an incomparable flair and passion for the indispensable accoutrements of life; high fashion, art, good food and close friends. She lived every moment to the fullest and loved life, traveling many places and partook of life with her heart and mind wide open. In lieu of flowers, she asked that donations be sent to the Children's Art Program at the Harwood Museum of Art in Taos. A Memorial will be held at the French Mortuary at 7121 Wyoming at 3:00 p.m. Thursday, January 16, 2003 with a reception afterwards. Memorials in Taos and San Antonio will be scheduled in the near future. All will miss her dearly. French Mortuary 7121 Wyoming Blvd. NE 823-9400
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Martinez -- Mass of Christian burial for Mr. Luis C. Martinez will be celebrated Thursday morning at 11:00 a.m. at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church in Ysleta, TX. Interment will follow at Mount Carmel Cemetery. Funeral Services are entrusted to: Alameda Mortuary 9420 4th Street NW 898-3160
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Mccaffrey -- Fred McCaffrey, age 80, political columnist and radio talk show host, died at his home in Santa Fe on Monday, January 13, 2003. He is survived by his wife, Jan Lynch; stepson, Bryan Lynch and wife, Kolisha; granddaughter, Vivianna; Punchy; and many McCaffrey nieces and nephews. A Memorial Service will be held on Monday, January 20, 2003, at 11:00 a.m. at Cristo Rey Catholic Church in Santa Fe.
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