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Vigil -- Justin Ryan Vigil, 13, passed away suddenly on March 21, 2003. He will be dearly missed by all of his beloved family and friends. A rosary for Justin will be recited this evening at Our Lady of Sorrows Church in Bernalillo at 7:30 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be Tuesday, March 25, 2003 at 10:00 a.m. at the San Juan Catholic Church in El Rito, New Mexico. Burial will follow at the El Rito Cemetery. Funeral services under the care of Sunrise Funeral Options 2400 Southern Blvd. Rio Rancho, NM (505) 891-9192
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Amonette -- Edward Lynch Amonette, born 9 April 1924, completed his life's journey on March 21, 2003, after a courageous 19-year battle with Parkinson's disease. He is survived by his loving wife of 29 years, Bea; three children from his first marriage, James Edward Amonette of Richland, WA, Philip Michael Amonette of Silt, CO, and Elizabeth Rachel Amonette Walter of Salem, NH; two step-daughters, Maribeth Kilgore and Rebecca Sue Baumann; five grandchildren, Patricia Morgan Amonette, Reuben Amonette Garst, Jeannelle Anne Amonette, Anneliese Michelle Walter, and Katharina Christine Walter; six step-grandchildren, Scott Kilgore, Jason Kilgore, Shauna Torrez, Danny Torrez, Amanda Torrez, and Callista Torrez; and one great-grandchild, Kalob Defiance Amonette and one step-great-grandchild, Elijah Montoya. He was preceded in death by his sisters Hazel, Grace, and Louise, and by his first wife, Barbara Ann. Born in Lander, Wyoming, Ed grew up in Elko, Nevada and graduated from Elko High School in 1942. He was an Eagle Scout and supported scouting in many capacities during his life. He served as a meteorologist in the U.S. Army during the Second World War. After the war, he attended the University of Colorado, graduating with a degree in Electrical Engineering. He worked for several years at Sandia National Laboratories before going into business on his own as an electronic manufacturer's representative. He served as a Trustee for the Village of Los Ranchos de Albuquerque for many years, was executive director of the New Mexico Wildlife Federation for two years, and was an avid member of Toastmaster's International. Ed had a life-long love of the outdoors and spent much of his time camping, hunting, and fishing with his family and friends, often packing into the wilderness with a string of horses. For a number of years, he ran a guiding and outfitting business for hunters. He also kept a small ranch south of Mountainair, where he spent many wonderful times with family and friends. In his later years, he enjoyed writing short stories and poems, many of which reflected his dry, droll wit. A memorial service is planned for Tuesday, 4:00 p.m., at French Mortuary, University Blvd. Chapel, with Pastor Rick Donaho officiating. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made in honor of his memory to the American Parkinson's Disease Association, Inc., 1250 Hylan Boulevard, Suite 4B, Staten Island, NY 10305-1946, 800-223-2732, www.apdaparkinson.org(http: //www.apdaparkinson.org). As Ed wrote in one of his more serious poems,"Softly blows the night wind, a lullaby. I yield to its gentle persuasion. The deer are safe and I can sleep." French Mortuary 1111 University Blvd. NE 843-6333
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Boulden -- Altus R."Lucky" Boulden, 74, a lifelong resident of New Mexico, died Wednesday, March 19, 2003. He is survived by his wife of 49 years, Babe Ann Boulden of Datil, NM; daughters, Mary Annette Boulden of Datil and Louise Alice Burns of Denver, CO; son, Donald Alan Boulden of Las Vegas, NM; granddaughters, Melissa Lee Hatten and husband, Ben of Georgia and Amber Dawn Burns of Denver, CO; great-grandchildren, Sapphire Storm Trujillo and Goliath Amory Trujillo, both of Antonita, CO and Dixie Sky Hatten of Georgia; sister, Myrtle Mullen and husband, Kenneth of Phoenix; and brothers, Louis F. Boulden and wife, Jan of Porter, TX, Arthur L. Boulden of Orange, TX and Leroy Boulden of Texas. He was preceded in death by his grandson, Rocky Allen Burns; brothers, Chester Allen Boulden and Earl Elbert Boulden; and baby sister Mary Ruth Boulden. Altus was raised in Artesia, New Mexico. He served in the U.S. Army during WWII in Italy. Altus retired from General Electric Major Appliance in Albuquerque and moved to his retirement ranch in Datil. He had served on the Board of Directors of the Los Lunas Christian Church prior to moving to Datil, where he served as an intermittent lay minister. Altus was a gospel singer who played the guitar and who composed his own songs. Services will be held Monday, March 24, 12:00 noon, at French Mortuary, University Blvd. Chapel, with Jack Havens, Minister and Pastor Harold Jenkerson officiating. Interment will be at 3:00 p.m., at Santa Fe National Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Donald Alan Boulden, Louis F. Boulden and Arthur L. Boulden. Friends may visit French Mortuary, University Blvd. Chapel, Sunday, 3:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. French Mortuary 1111 University Blvd. NE 843-6333
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Bowers -- Roger L. Bowers, 85, passed away Friday, March 7, 2003 at Presbyterian Hospice. Son of Charles Jacob and Grace Bowers, he was born in Hagerstown, Maryland. He was preceded in death by Bessie, his wife of 48 years. Roger had a love of flying and began at an early age offering 25 cent rides and thrills in his open cockpit plane to adventurous residents of small farming communities along the east coast. During World War II, he supervised work on commercial and military passenger and cargo aircraft in Canada and Alaska. Following the war, he served as a private pilot and Designated Maintenance Inspector for the Federal Aviation Authority of the eastern Nevada territory. As the aviation industry grew, so did Roger's contributions. He became Chief Inspector for F89, B45 and B50 aircraft and guidance systems; testing of experimental jet engines for the F2H, A3D and F7U; testing the Supersonic Ejection System for the F106 with live subjects; testing the prototype models of the F102, F106, 340 Airliner and the B36D Bomber. Years spent in aviation moved him from quality control supervision of small aircraft to airliners, carriers to missiles, and eventually to the Apollo Mission project. Roger and Bessie opened an antique shop in La Mesilla, New Mexico in 1969 and became owner/operators of El Mirasol Picture Frames in Albuquerque, Santa Fe and Clovis. Roger lived in Albuquerque since 1978 and will be missed by his daughter, Peggy Elliott and husband, Gene of Las Cruces; granddaughter, Dunri Breedon and husband, Dan of Chico ,California; grandson, Clay Elliott and wife, Minda of Moreno Valley, California; and much-adored great-grandchildren, Jacob and Annalysia Elliott and Garrett Breedon. Roger was preceded in death by sisters, Evelyn Wade, Genevieve Cook, Geraldine Berry, Delores Steortz, Gene Dietrick; and brothers, Charles, Kenneth and James. Cremation has taken place at his request. A Memorial Service will be held at a later date. The family thanks the outpatient and hospital nurses and caregivers of Presbyterian Hospice and Dr.James Liebmann for their compassionate care. Should friends desire, contributions may be made to Presbyterian Hospice or The American Cancer Society.¯ Arrangements by Direct Funeral Services, 2919 4th ST. NW. Albuq.¯ 505-343-8008.
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Broeder -- LeRoy Cook Munhausen Broeder passed away March 20, 2003 in Brenham, Texas. LeRoy was born in the Houston Heights on April 26, 1915. He retired as an Exchange Engineer from Southwestern Bell Telephone Company in June, 1977, after 41 years of service. During his working years and his retirement in Albuquerque, New Mexico, LeRoy donated many hours as a volunteer firefighter/EMS with the Houston, LaPorte, Spring Branch and Bernalillo fire departments. He is survived by his wife, Barbara Bammel Broeder; and one daughter, Patricia Harrison, both of Albuquerque; two sons, Clifford and wife, JoAnn of Spring , TX, and Kenneth and wife, Pat, of Stephenville, TX; four grandchildren; and one great-granddaughter. Services will be held at Forest Park Cemetery Chapel of the Angels on March 24, 2003 at 9:30 a.m. with the Reverend J. C. Henning officiating. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to St. Timothy Lutheran Church Building Fund, 14225 Hargrave Road, Houston, TX 77070 or a charity of your choice.
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Crawford -- Margaret Vandervort Crawford, 93, a resident of Albuquerque for 33 years, died Thursday, March 20, 2003. She is survived by her nieces, Nancy Ann Wormeli and husband, Paul of Reston, VA, Martha Elizabeth Meister and husband, John David of Albuquerque, Barbara Kenney of Barrington, IL; nephew, William Britt of Terre Haute, IN; sister-in-law, Anna Mae Terwilliger of Albuquerque; stepsons, Gary Crawford of Santa Barbara, CA, Robert Crawford of Reston, VA, and David Crawford of San Francisco, CA; stepdaughter, Mary Dalla Betta of Wuerzburg, Germany; and special friends, Marilyn McDonald of Palo Alto, CA and Mary Kate Parris of Sand¯ Springs, OK; She was preceded in death by her first husband, Kenneth Dwight Vandervort; son, James Kenneth Vandervort; second husband, Bonner Crawford; parents, James Clyde and Enola Mae Terwilliger; sister, Ruth Blakey; and brother, A. Richard Terwilliger. She was a member and past president of AW Chapter PEO for many years. She was an active member of First Presbyterian Church where she was one of the founders for the Sunbonnet Shop. Her first husband, Kenneth Dwight Vandervort was employed by Amerada Oil Co., which resulted in their living in Africa and traveling extensively.¯ Memorial Services will be held Monday, March 24, 2003, 10:00 a.m., at La Vida Llena Chapel, 10501 Lagrima de Oro Rd. NE, with Rev. Tom Hart officiating. Interment will take place at Forest Lawn Cemetery in Glendale, CA. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Presbyterian Hospice, P.O. Box 26666, Albuquerque, NM, 87125-6666. French Mortuary 10500 Lomas Blvd. NE 275-3500
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Cummings -- In Loving Memory of Mary"Jane" Cummings July 17,1942-March 22, 2002We make it through Each and every day. It's just not the same Since you went away. Holidays, we all made it through Each one of us thinking of you The time is growing so near, Shortest, longest, loneliest year.You're missed, your loved, But never did we have a chance To tell you much. You left so fast that day, No good-byes did anyone say, Our memories are many, Our tears are still plenty.Now you are safe from all This worldly pain, So we can only believe Your death was not in vain.Love Always, Butch, Kelli, Mom, Frank, Paula, Nancy, Roger, Sheila and Roy, Tina
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Dickie -- Grace Jolly Dickie, passed away March 19, 2003. Preceded in death by her husband of 48 years, James Dickie; and her parents, William and Henrietta¯Jolly. She is survived by her sister, Etta (Joe) Klovas of Pueblo CO. Grace was born February 16, 1915, in Trinidad CO.¯She retired from Kirkland AFB after 40 years of service. Grace was a past President of the Albuquerque chapter of A.A.U.W. Graveside Services will be held at 10:30 a.m., Monday, March 24, 2003 at the Masonic Cemetery in Trinidad, CO.
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Dobbs -- Flora Theresa Hetzel-Dobbs passed away March 17, 2003. She was 91. Flora was born on September 5, 1911 to Carl and Anna Hetzel of Grand Haven, MI. She graduated from Grand Haven Sr. High and Western Michigan State University to become an Elementary School Teacher. To continue her career, she then moved to California where she met and married Landon Dobbs. Ms. Dobbs is survived by her three sons, David M. Dobbs of White Pass, Alaska, Richard Dobbs and his wife, Cathy of Albuquerque and Jeff Dobbs and his wife, Carolyn of Albuquerque; sister, Vivian Nygron of Tucson AZ; one granddaughter; and two great-grandsons of Philadelphia. For all that knew Flora they remember her to be full of life and enjoyed being with her friends and family. Her greatest treasures were her three sons. She worked very hard to ensure that they all grew to be healthy and strong men. She was cremated in Albuquerque on Wednesday, March 19, 2003 and her ashes will be returned to Grand Haven, MI Where a private family Memorial Service will be held. In lieu of flowers, donations to a Children's Hospital in Honor of Flora Theresa Hetzel-Dobbs would be greatly appreciated. Mom, thank you for a job well done. You will be missed, God Bless you, your sons.
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Downs -- Robert"Bobby" Downs II, 38, passed away in his sleep on February 10, 2003 at his home in Louisville, KY. Bobby, a native of New Mexico was born in Albuquerque March 23, 1964. Bobby is survived by his fiancee, Mary Lanceta of Louisville, KY; and her daughter, Kelsey, who Bobby cherished. He is also survived by his parents, Dr. Robert and Gayle Downs; a sister, Kelly Lichtenberger and husband, Michael; two nieces, Sara and Rachel Lichtenberger; and one nephew, Jacob Lichtenberger all of Albuquerque. He is also survived by his grandmothers, Evelyn V. Carugno of Albuquerque and Marian McCammon of Seymour, IN; and many aunts, uncles and cousins. An athlete, he excelled in baseball, karate and motocross racing, winning many awards. He was also into bodybuilding and nutrition. He helped his father build a successful business. Bobby was a caring person, had a great sense of humor and had so much love to give to those who were in his life. He was a loving and devoted parent for six years to his fiancee's daughter, Kelsey. A Memorial Service was held in Crothersville, IN on February 15, 2003. Many of his friends and co-workers told stories of a generous man who went out of his way to help those he cared for. Thank you to all of his friends who called to share stories about Bobby. You made us smile, which we needed to do. We are touched that he was loved so much. Bobby, we already miss you so much. There is a void in our family without you. We give thanks to God for surrounding us with his love and comfort during this time and for bringing Mary and Kelsey not only into Bobby's life, but ours. They will forever be a part of our family. Memorial contributions in Bobby's name may be made to First Marion Baptist Church, 7730 W. County Rd. 850 S., Commiskey, IN, 47227"You're in the arms of the Angels.....may you find some comfort there" Happy Birthday Bobby...you will be always in our hearts and minds....Love, Mom & Dad, Kelly, Mike, Sara, Rachel and Jacob.
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