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Valdes -- Chris L. Valdes, 59, a resident of Albuquerque for 32 years, passed away Sunday, January 19, 2003. He is survived by his wife, Edwina Valdes; children, Christy Anaya and husband, Michael and Roberta Valdes and fiancé, all of Albuquerque; sisters, Cordy Haile and Nora Ballou, both of Colorado, Angie Marsh and husband, Ray of Arizona and Arlene Hernandez and husband, Tom of Oregon; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his grandson, Joseph. Chris was a schoolteacher for 30 plus years with A.P.S. He served in the U.S. Army. Chris was very loved and involved through the community, and was a Deputy Sheriff for the Bernalillo County Sheriff's Department. He was a devoted, loving husband and father. Services will be held Friday, 11:00 a.m., at French Mortuary, University Blvd. Chapel. Interment will be at 1:30 p.m., at Santa Fe National Cemetery. Friends may visit French Mortuary, University Blvd. Chapel, Thursday, 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. French Mortuary 1111 University Blvd. NE 843-6333
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Vigil -- The family of Abrian G. Vigil wishes to express their sincere appreciation to all relatives and friends who were so kind, supportive and helpful during their recent loss. Your kindness will always be remembered and appreciated. Services were in the care of: Garcia Mortuary 717 Stover Ave. S.W. 243-5222
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Walker -- Dorothy Temple Corbin Summers Walker was born in Essex County, Virginia on November 27,1920 and God called her home to be with Him on January 19, 2003. Dorothy asked Jesus Christ to come into her life and be Lord of her life at a young age at Pinn Memorial Baptist Church in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She remained faithful in her membership for over 70 years. At the age of 81, she moved to Albuquerque, New Mexico to live with her daughter, Elder (Rev.) Mary Frances and her son-in -law, Elder (Rev.) Rodney C. Jaynes. She joined New Hope Full Gospel Baptist Church and became an active member of the Wisdom Chorus and the Usher Board. Dorothy was a joy to her parents and relatives and everyone whose life she ever touched. She was so full of life and she lived it to the fullest; always reaching out to others and giving of herself to serve others by visiting the sick and shut in, helping at Trinity Christian Academy in their reading program. Everyone who met Dorothy wanted to adopt her as their mother. That's the kind of heart she had; caring, loving, and giving in such a happy and joyful way. Dorothy leaves to miss her beyond measure, her daughter, Mary and son-in-law, Rodney; eight grandchildren: Sherri Summers Smith, Robin Jaynes Packer, Craig Summers, Rodney C. Jaynes II, Kevin Summers, Marcia Jaynes, Mark Corbin Jaynes, and Kadeejia Summers; fourteen great-grandchildren: Tara, Tonya, Matthew, Marcus, Paris, Amber, Kaliyah, Jonah, Marlon, Mariah, Michael, Kirby, Craig Jr., and Sheri. A host of nieces, nephews, great nieces, great nephews, and cousins; two sisters-in-law who were like sisters, Caroline Summers Floyd and Alice Wooden Corbin. There are so many friends, old and new, that we cannot count or name, who will miss her dearly. A homegoing celebration will be held at New Hope Full Gospel Baptist Church, 1901 Pennsylvania NE., on Saturday, January 25, 2003 at 11:00 a.m. Arrangements by Direct Funeral Services, 2919 4th St. NW.
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Williams -- Harry W. Williams, age 80, of Santa Fe, died suddenly on January 16, 2003 in Albuquerque, NM. Harry was born in Raton, NM, on November 18, 1922, to Albert Lloyd Williams and Margaret Altman. In 1943, Harry joined the U.S. Army and served in the Military Police. After his tour, Harry attended the DeVry Institute in Phoenix, AZ, where he earned a degree in electrical engineering. He went on to work for Contel as a design engineer and was with them for fifteen years. During this time, he met his future wife, Therese, and were married on May 2, 1981, in Santa Fe. Harry also worked for First Interstate Bank Harry was preceded in death by his parents, his son, Danny; and his first-wife, Frances. He is survived by his loving wife, Therese; children: Chris LaForge of Seatlle, WA, Tim LaForge of Santa Fe, Martine LaForge of Santa Fe; grandchildren: J.J. Apodaca of Santa Fe, Brittany LaForge of San Antonio, Tx, Jeremy Gatlin of El Paso, TX; nephew, Kelly Gatlin of Datil, NM; nieces, Shauna Gatlin Griego and husband, Mario of El Paso, TX, and Chris and her husband, and children of Farmington, NM; very special friend, Karen Gatlin of Albuquerque, NM; and other family members and special friends. Visitation will begin on Thursday, January 23, 2003 at 9:00 a.m. at Capital Christian Church, 1213 Don Gaspar. Service will follow at 10:00 a.m. Interment will take place at Santa Fe National Cemetery following the service. Pallbearers are: Bob Hill, Lynn Cobb, J.J. Apodaca, Jim Klawitter, Tim LaForge and Rudy Rodriguez. Honorary pallbearer is Chris LaForge. Memorial contributions may be directed to Capital Christian School Scholarship Fund, 1213 Don Gaspar, Santa Fe, NM, 87505. Arrangements are under the direction of Berardinelli Family Funeral Service, 1399 Luisa Street, 984-8600
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Zitkus -- Joseph Dennis Zitkus, Sr., 65, of Rio Rancho, passed away on January 18, 2003, after a lengthy illness. He is survived by his wife of 44 years, Joan; daughters, Linda, Joanne, and Danielle; son, Joseph and wife, Julie; mother, Alice Zitkus; and sister, Elaine Robinson. He was preceded in death by his father, Joseph John Zitkus. He was employed by American Furniture Co. and enjoyed golf, hunting, and spending time with his family. A Memorial Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday, January 25, 2003 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church in Rio Rancho. Interment will follow at Vista Verde Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the American Cancer Society, 5800 Lomas Blvd. NE, Albuquerque, NM 87110. Arrangements by Vista Verde Mortuary 4310 Sara Rd. 892-9920
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Archibeque -- Tony Jose"Archie" Archibeque, 71, a resident of Albuquerque for 50 years, passed away on January 18, 2003. He is survived by his wife, Mille Archibeque of Albuquerque; children, Larry, Antoinette and Georgiann Archibeque all of Albuquerque; stepchildren, Enola Hollars and husband, Terry, Hazel Lieg, Raymond, John and Chris Harding all of Albuquerque; seven grandchildren including, Sara and Kristin Harding of the family home; one great-grandson; brothers, Jack Valencia and wife, Magalena of Las Cruces and Paul Archibeque and wife, Rosie of Bloomfield; sister-in-law, Evelyn Archibeque. Tony is preceded in death by a brother, Adoph Archibeque. He is also survived by his very helpful and caring friends, David Lujan, Mr. and Mrs. Manuel Chavez and Jerry and Maryann Candelaria. Tony retired after 30 years of being employed by the Postal Service. He was a member of Santuario de San Martin Catholic Church and was also a lifetime member of the DAV Chapter #3. Tony enjoyed hunting, fishing and gambling. Rosary will be recited on Wednesday at 7:00 p.m. at French Mortuary Westside Chapel, 9300 Golf Course Rd. NW (3 blocks N. of Paseo del Norte) with Deacon Patrick Santistevan, reciting. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Thursday at 10:00 a.m. at Santuario de San Martin Catholic Church, 8321 Camino San Martin SW, with Father James Vance, Celebrant. Burial will follow at Santa Fe National Cemetery at 1:30 p.m. Pallbearers will be Sonny Archibeque, Jerry Candelaria, Raymond Harding, Brandon Lieg, Gene Torres and Norman Smith. French Mortuary 9300 Golf Course Rd. NW 897-0300
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Bateman -- Helen May McWilliams Bateman, age 102, a resident of Albuquerque, died January 19, 2003. Helen was born October 23, 1900 in Allegheny, Pennsylvania. Survivors included her son, Samuel and his wife, Judith of Albuquerque; sister, Pauline of Columbus, OH; three grandchildren, five great-grandchildren and special grandson, Chuck Major of Moriarty. Helen was preceded in death by her son, Richard Bateman; husband, Carl F. Bateman and second husband, Richard Shockley. Helen grew up in Pennsylvania and Florida and moved to New Mexico in 1943 when Carl worked at Los Alamos. After retirement they moved to Albuquerque in 1967. The family would like to extend a special thank you to the staff of Mae Ocana at Townerhouse for the care given. Services will be held at 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, January 22, 2002 at Covenant Presbyterian Church 9315 Candelaria NE. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the New Mexico Boys Ranch of Menaul School. Fitzgerald & Son Funeral Directors 3113 Carlisle Blvd. NE is handling arrangements.
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Brooks -- Randall (Randy) S. Brooks, 52, passed away peacefully at his home in Anthony, NM January 18, 2003. He is the son of Stanley D. Brooks and Margaret H. Brooks. Randy was born and raised in Albuquerque attended St. Pius X High School and Eastern New Mexico University. Randy is survived by his wife, Annette; and his son, Harrison. He is also survived by his mother, Margaret; brothers, Phillip and Brian; sister, Marita; and many nieces and nephews. Randy will be remembered for his sense of humor. Services will be held in Anthony, TX. With a private burial.
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Candelaria -- Mr. Vivian Candelaria, a life long resident fo Moriarty NM, passed away Sunday January 19, 2003 at his home in Moriarty. Mr. Candelaria was born December 2, 1910 in Chilili, NM to Lorenzso and Petrolina (Mora) Candelaria. Mr. Candelaria was preceded in death by his wife, Isidora G. Candelaria, in 1992, two sons, Joe and Lawrence Candelaria, and daughter-in-law, Sofie Candelaria. Mr. Candelaria is survived by two daughters, Barbara and husband, Mike Tapia of Moriarty, NM, Trinnie and husband, Humberto Martinez of Gilbert, AZ: three sons, Pete and wife, Terry Candelaria of Moriarty, NM, Jr. and wife, Helen Candelaria of Moriarty, NM, and Julian Candelaria of Albuquerque, NM: 19 grandchildren, 39 great grandchildren, and one great-great grandson; and one 1/2 brother, Joe Lucero of Albuquerque, NM. A rosary will be recited Tuesday, January 21, 2003, 7:00 p.m. at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church in Moriarty. The mass will be celebrated Wednesday January 22, 2003, 1:00 p.m. also at the Church.
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Carson -- Colonel Charles R. Carson, USAF (Ret), died Saturday, January, 18, 2003 at the Veterans Administration Hospital in Albuquerque, New Mexico. He was 83 years old. Colonel Carson was a native of South Carolina and a 1940 graduate of Clemson University with a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry. His military career spanned 30 years. He served his country during World War II in North Africa. He had multiple assignments in the continental United States, one of which was at the Pentagon. He and his family spent 3 years in Lakenheath England during the 1950's. He culminated his Air Force career as a Directorate Chief at Defense Atomic Support Agency. He retired in 1971, making Albuquerque home. He was a Senior Navigator and held the following decorations: The Legion of Merit, The Air Force Commendation Medal with 2 Oak Leaf Clusters; numerous other campaign and service medals and ribbons. He was an avid tennis player whose friends and family will miss his wonderful sense of humor. He is survived by his beloved wife of 61 years, Carolyn; son, Charles R. Carson, Jr.; daughters, Cathy Carson Tschasar and Chris Carson Hyde; granddaughters, Cyndi Carson, Ashlee Hyde, Jessica Hyde and Kassandra Carson; grand-son, Austin Hyde. Colonel Carson was preceded in death by grandchildren Crista and Cristopher Carson, who are playing Yahtzee with Grandpa now. A Memorial service will be held Wednesday, January 22, 2003 at 10:00 a.m. at French Mortuary, Lomas Blvd. Chapel. Interment will follow at Gate of Heaven Cemetery. Friends may visit French Mortuary, Lomas Blvd. Chapel on Tuesday, January 21, 2003 from 3:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Should friends desire, memorial contributions may be made to American Parkinson Disease Association, 1250 Hylan Blvd. Suite 413, Staten Island, NY 10305, for the Albuquerque Chapter. French Mortuary 10500 Lomas Blvd. NE 275-3500
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