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Long -- Madeline M. Long, 83, a resident of Albuquerque since 1963, passed away on February 13, 2003. She was a graduate of Ottumwa High School in Ottumwa, Iowa. Madeline worked as a secretary for the Iowa Farm Bureau President and also was employed by PNM from 1965-1982, retiring as Executive Secretary for the then President, Jerry Geist in 1982. She was active in the National Secretary Association in Iowa and New Mexico, serving as Vice President and President of the Albuquerque Chapter, in 1968 she was President of the New Mexico Division and in 1969, she was Secretary of the Year for the NSA. Madeline was a resident of La Vida Llena since July of 1997. At her request there will be no services. Interment of cremated remains will take place in Sigourney, Iowa. For further information you may contact, Kay at 301-0930. French Mortuary 9300 Golf Course Rd. NW 897-0300
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Martinez -- Helen"Elena" Martinez, 69, a resident of Albuquerque since 1972, passed away on February 12, 2003. She is survived by her 5 sons, Jerry Martinez, Thomas Martinez and wife, Petra, Robert Martinez and wife, June, Richard Martinez and Aaron Martinez all of Albuquerque; one daughter, Laura Martinez of Albuquerque; seven grandchildren and one great grandchild; one sister, Isabel Martinez of Albuquerque; one brother, Enoch Martinez of Albuquerque; sister-in-law, Reina Martinez of Albuquerque; cousin, Juanita Rendon. She is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews. Helen is preceded in death by her husband, Victor Martinez, her parents, Silvaries and Maximiana Martinez, a brother, Leo Martinez and a sister, Consuelo Romero. Graveside service will take place at Santa Fe National Cemetery on Tuesday, February 18, 2003 at 2:00 pm with Reverend Jaime Quinones and Pastor Christina Berry, officiating. French Mortuary 9300 Golf Course Rd. NW 897-0300
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Metcalf -- J.M."Jay" Metcalf died February 14, 2003 at his home in Albuquerque. He was 88 years old. J.M. was born on June 13, 1914 in Paducah, TX. He was raised in Eastern New Mexico. J.M.'s earlier education was mainly in the rural public schools of New Mexico. His education included: A.A. degree from Eastern New Mexico Junior College (now E.N.M.U.), in 1935 in Portales, NM; BA degree from New Mexico Highlands University, Las Vegas, NM, in 1939; MA degree from Colorado State University, Greeley, CO, in 1941. He obtained a second MA degree in Art Education and completed all of his coursework toward his Ed.D. from the University of Southern California, in Los Angeles, CA. J.M.'s first teaching job was at Portales Central Grade School in 1935. He taught there six years. In 1942, he was called into the U.S. Army where he served one year as First Sergeant and after completing Officers Candidate School, he rose to the rank of Captain at Fitzsimmons General Hospital in Denver, CO. He served at Fitzsimmons for four years. After this tour of duty, J.M. returned to Portales, NM and started the Art Department in the Portales High School. After four years, he was recalled into active military duty during the Korean Conflict and served two years in Japan. Upon military discharge he taught one year again in Portales High School. J.M. then moved to California where he taught at Montebello High School for five years; Burlingame School District as Art Consultant for two years; California State University in Los Angeles, CA from 1960 to 1980, where he retired with the rank of Professor Emeritus. J.M. was preceded in death by his parents, Amos and Mabel Metcalf, brother, A. Ivy Metcalf, and nephew Charles Matlock. J.M. is survived by his son, Victor Metcalf, two granddaughters, Grace and Lauren Metcalf, sister, Robie Lee Matlock; and nephews, Melvin and Edwin Metcalf. J.M. will be remembered by many loving friends and ex-students from Portales, NM and California. His out look on life was on of"helping others" in the"classroom", in"square dancing", and in"Life" in general. Viewing will be Sunday, February 16, 2003, from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at French Mortuary, Lomas Blvd. Chapel. Memorial Service will be held Monday, February 17, 2003 at 12:00 noon in the Steed-Todd Home, 800 East Manana in Clovis, NM. Interment will follow in the family plot, in the Mission Garden of Memories, Clovis, NM. French Mortuary 10500 Lomas Blvd. NE 275-3500
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Montano -- The family of Mr. Desiderio (Boggie) Montano wishes to thank all their relatives and friends who were in attendance of the Rosary and Funeral Services. They would also like to express their gratitude for all the love, care and compassion that has been shown to them. Arrangements by Salazar & Sons Mortuary, 400 Third St. SW.
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Moya -- David , age 62, passed away February 13, 2003. He was born on, February 16, 1940 in Chilili, NM., and will be remembered as a loving Father and Brother. He was preceded in death by son, Adrian David Moya, and daughter, Loretta Moya . He is survived by children; David Jr. Moya, Shirley Saiz, Annette Moya, and Sara Jane Lovato. Father, Ramon Moya. Brothers; Trini Moya, Ruppe Moya, Pete Moya,. Sisters; Flora Moya, Dolores Mullins, Rose Martinez, and Nora Cordero, 13 grandchildren, 4 great-grandchildren, other family and friends who loved and will miss him. Memorial services will be held at Risen Savior Catholic Church, 7701 Wyoming Blvd. NE on Thursday at 10am, February 20, 2003. Burial will follow at Mt. Calvary Cemetery. Arrangements by Direct Funeral Services, 2919 4th
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Nunez -- In Memory of Louie C. Nunez February 16, 1937 - February 13, 1998 Happy Birthday Love and miss you Your family, Gloria, John, and Ronnie Nunez
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Perea -- Louis V. Perea, 78, went to be with the Lord Friday, February 14, 2003. He is survived by his wife, Jane; son, Danny Perea and wife, Maggie; daughters, Nancy Martinez, Pamela Slater and husband, Robert, Janet Shainin and husband, Carl; and son, Robert Perea. He has one remaining sister, Mary Margaret (Peggy) Duran. Louis had eight grandchildren, Rebecca, Stephanie, Ted, Joseph, William, Olivia, Brian and Elise. There are also three great-grandchildren, Delaney, Jack, Seth; and numerous nieces and nephews. He served as an aircraft mechanic with the 330th Bomb Group on Guam in WWII. Louis retired from Sandia National Laboratories after thirty years of service. He enjoyed playing guitar at the 4th Street Senior Center. Louie will be remembered as a devoted brother, husband, loving father and grandfather, and a trusted friend to many people. Rosary will be recited Tuesday, February 18, 2003, at 7:00 p.m., at French Mortuary, Westside Chapel. Mass will be celebrated Wednesday, February 19, 2003, at 10:30 a.m., at St. Thomas Aquinas Church Rio Rancho, 1502 Sara Rd. SE. Interment will follow at 1:00 p.m., at Santa Fe National Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Danny Perea, Ted Martinez, Joseph Martinez, William Shainin, Robert Slater and Gilbardo Avila. French Mortuary9300 Golf Course Rd.897-0300
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Richards -- Thomas D. Richards, 82, passed away February 8, 2003 in Colorado Springs, Colorado. He resided in Albuquerque from 1959 to 1997 and lived in Colorado Springs for the past five years. Tom was born to Evan and Viola (Baker) Richards on August 18, 1920 in Mulvane, Kansas and graduated from Newton, Kansas High School in 1938. He was employed at the Kansas State Bank until he enlisted in the U.S. Army Finance Corps in January 1942 and retired as a Major, Finance Corps, on January 31, 1963. His career in Finance continued at the Naval Weapons Evaluation Facility, Kirtland Air Force Base as a civilian Comptroller from 1963 to 1987 when he retired. Fran, his wife of 52 years, preceded him in death in 1997. He is survived by his son, Colonel (Ret.) J. W. Richards and wife Susan; their four daughters, Sara, Lauren, Janice, and Julie all of Colorado Springs, CO; daughter, Rita Rae Busch and husband, Richard and their three children, James and twins David and Maddy of Phoenix, AZ; sister, Gwen Phillips and husband, John of Newton, KS; and one niece and nephew. Friends may visit French Mortuary, 10500 Lomas Blvd. NE, Tuesday, February 18, 2003 from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Private graveside services will take place on the following day at Gate of Heaven Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Shriners' Hospitals for Children, P.O. Box 8410, 87198 or a charity of your choice. French Mortuary 10500 Lomas Blvd. NE 275-3500
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Tafoya -- Alice Montoya-Tafoya June 30 - February 16, 1999 In Loving Memory
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Tatom -- Theresa Carlton Tatom, 96, died Tuesday, February 11, 2003 in Albuquerque. Her cheerful personality brightened the lives of every one who knew her and she will be sorely missed. She was preceded in death by her husband, J.L. Tatom; her twin sister, Thirza Carlton Lewis. She is survived by her daughter, Mary Jane Wilson; son-in-law, David Wilson; grandchildren, Randall Wilson, Kathleen Owsley, Barbara Ruiz and Cynthia Glos; nine great-grandchildren; and one great-great-granddaughter. Mrs. Tatom and her husband came to Albuquerque for his health in 1932. She was secretary to the president of the Charles Ilfeld Company for many years. During WWII, she edited the CICo analyst, a newsletter for company employees, primarily those who had joined the Armed Services. Later, she was a legal secretary for attorneys Atkinson and Hernandez. She was a member of the Pythian Sisters and Central Methodist Church. Cremation has taken place and interment will be at Shawnee, Oklahoma.
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