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Archer -- Thomas C. Archer, 86, a resident of Albuquerque, died on Tuesday, May 20, 2003. He is survived by his daughter, Marilyn Thies of Albuquerque; brothers, Timothy Archer and wife Patricia of Tracy, CA, and Dennis Archer and wife, Beverly of Federal Way, WA; grandchildren, Blake, Kristen, Brett, Kenneth, Anne, Sara, Ben, Stephan, Becky, Peter, Jon, Christina, and Faith; and great-grandchildren, Alexandra and Blake. Archer was preceded in death by his parents; sisters; and wife, Lucille Archer in 1985. He was an EMT for Cochiti Lake and in the Masonic Lodge in Geneva, IL. Archer also sang with a church choir at Christ Lutheran in Santa Fe, and also sang with a barber shop group in Illinois for many years. Cremation has taken place. French Mortuary 1111 University Blvd. NE 843-6333
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Archibeque -- Conrad Archibeque, age 85, beloved father, grandfather, brother and friend was welcomed into the arms of the Lord our Savior, Monday, May 19, 2003. Conrad was a lifelong resident of Algodones, NM. He was preceded in death by his parents, Alejandro and Lucinda Archibeque; his wife, Celia (Amy) Archibeque; and a sister, Lucy Vigil. Conrad is survived by a special granddaughter, whom he raised as an infant, Debbie Valdez and husband, Luciano; special great-granddaughter, Brenda; his very special great-grandson, Anthony, (who will miss him greatly); one daughter, Patsy Archibeque; four sons, Jim and wife, Marie, Iggy and wife, Cecilia, Sammy and wife, Lolly, Billy and wife, Linda. Also surviving are his sister, Irene Montoya and husband, John; one brother, Alex Archibeque and wife, Carmelita; niece, Betty Patton; 15 grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren; many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. The family wishes to express their sincere appreciation to Dr. Donnalan, the New Mexico Cancer Center and the Pharmacy at K-Mart, for the care and kindness given to Conrad and the family. Final viewing will be today from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. at Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Church followed by the celebration of the Mass of Christian burial at 11:00 a.m. Entombment will follow at Gate of Heaven Cemetery. Casket bearers will be Herman Jaramillo, Ronnie Romero, Freddie Montoya, Tim Archibeque, Anthony Archibeque, and Robert Guillen. Funeral services are entrusted to: Alameda Mortuary 9420 4th Street NW 898-3160
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Bedard -- Stephanie Lynn Bedard, 45, a resident of Placitas, died Monday, May 19, 2003. She is survived by her husband of 13 years, David Bedard of Placitas, NM; father, James F. Hayes; sister, Tamara Hayes; niece, Samantha Ade, all of Albuquerque; father and mother-in-law, Dr. and Mrs. Fernand Bedard of Wheaton, MD; brothers-in-law, Dennis, Peter and Philip Bedard; brother and sisters-in-law, Paul and Stephanie Bedard, Jeannie and Curtis Baker, and Michelle and Carl Schott; and numerous other nieces, nephews, and cousins. Stephanie graduated from Sandia High School in 1976. She attended the University of New Mexico and graduated in 1980 as a Dental Hygenist. She worked as a Dental Hygenist for 13 years, then went to work for GlaxoSmithKline where she won numerous national sales awards and was a frequent guest trainer at their headquarters in North Carolina. Stephanie was respected by her coworkers and loved by her many friends. She loved entertaining and cooking. She also had a great talent for interior design. Stephanie loved animals, especially her cat, Fraidy. Services will be held Friday, May 23, 2003 at 11:00 a.m. at Sandia Presbyterian Church, 10704 Paseo Del Norte NE, Rev. Dewey Johnson officiating. Interment will follow at Sunset Memorial Park, 924 Menaul Blvd. NE. Friends may visit French Mortuary, Wyoming Blvd. Chapel, Thursday, May 22, 2003 from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Should friends desire, memorial contributions may be made to the Gilda Radner Familial Ovarian Cancer Registry, Roswell Park Cancer Institute, Elm and Carlton Streets, Buffalo, NY, 14263. French Mortuary 7121 Wyoming Blvd. NE 823-9400
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Beers -- Don P. Beers, age 77, of Santa Fe, NM, died on Monday, May 19, 2003. He was preceded in death by his wife, Geraldine Beers. Don was born April 9, 1926 to Don B. and Pauline Beers. He married Geraldine Beers on May 19, 1952 in Santa Fe, NM. Mr. Beers was a retired Real Estate Broker, a member of the Elks Lodge, Mason in the Masonic Lodge and a Shriner. His sense of humor will be missed. He is survived by his son, Ron Beers and wife, Kitty; daughter, Lori Beers-Ashoo and husband, Luay; grandchildren, Bonnie Beers, Nicki Scalley, Shane Beers, Ryan Ashoo, Amanda Ashoo and Kirsten Ashoo; great- grandsons, Riley and Cameron Russil. Arrangements are pending under the direction of Berardinelli Family Funeral Service, 1399 Luisa Street, 984-8600.
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Brown -- Ruth Naoma Scoville Brown, 90, a resident of Albuquerque, passed over Tuesday morning, May 20, 2003, at 7:55 a.m., at West Mesa Care and Rehabilitation, where she had resided for the past two years. She was preceded in death by her father, Ray Scoville; son, Richard Harold Brown, Jr.; mother, Sarah Naoma Scoville; brothers, John Scoville and Ralph Scoville; and husband, Richard Harold Brown Sr. She is survived by her brother, William E. Scoville of Los Lunas; daughter, Lynda Carol of La Jara, NM; niece, Pearl Nelson of Medford, OR; two grandsons, Nicholas Brown and Justin Daniels, both of Albuquerque; granddaughter, Ellen Lockhart of Issaquah, WA; great-grandsons, Curtis and Cody Brown, both of Albuquerque and Zachary Lockhart of Issaquah, WA; great-granddaughter, Madisen Brown of Albuquerque; as well as a host of friends. Ruth attended Pasadena College in Pasadena, CA and Portland Bible Institute in Portland, OR, where she met her husband of 59 years, Richard Harold Brown. They married on December 22, 1940. Ruth graduated from Northwest Nazarene College in Nampa, ID with a degree in Nursing in 1940. She retired from Presbyterian Hospital in 1976. Ruth was active in the Albuquerque Friends Church, the Palo Duro Senior Center, WCTU and Grey Gladiators; also volunteering at the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta. She was an accomplished artist and musician; and a much-loved friend, mother, and grandmother. Ruth will be missed by all whose lives she touched. Memorial services will be held Saturday, May 24, 2003, at 4:00 p.m., at French Mortuary, Wyoming Blvd. Chapel, with Barney F. Bush officiating. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions be made to the Scholarship Fund of Life Blood International/College of the Redwinds, PO Box 22779, Santa Fe, NM, 87502. French Mortuary 7121 Wyoming Blvd. NE 823-9400
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C'de Baca -- Maria Adelina"Lena" DeTevis C'de Baca, 84, beautiful beloved mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother was welcomed peacefully into the arms of the Lord our Savior on Tuesday, May 20, 2003. Lena was a resident of Albuquerque since 1991 after having lived previously in Santa Fe for 18 years and in Los Alamos for 28 years. She was born in Las Vegas, NM to Antonio and Emilia DeTevis and was the oldest daughter. As a teenager, she worked at the Brush Ranch in Pecos. While in Los Alamos she raised her five children and worked in the fabric section at Clement and Benner department store and as a teller at the First National Bank of Santa Fe. While living in Santa Fe, she worked at Anthony's Department Store. She married Ernest"Nene" C'de Baca (who preceded her in death) in 1940, and in 1942 they moved to San Francisco, California, which left a lasting impression on her. Her favorite song was"I Left My Heart in San Francisco". Lena was an excellent seamstress, a fabulous cook, and an accomplished artist. Many of her oil paintings are in her children and grandchildren's homes. Lena was dearly loved and will be greatly missed by her surviving children, Anne Legler and husband, Bruce of Santa Fe, Mary Cherryhomes of Carlsbad, Peggy Atencio and husband, Don De Gasperi, Carla Martinez and husband David, and Ernie C' de Baca and wife, Geri all of Albuquerque; sisters, Pita Lucero and husband, Buddy of Albuquerque, Rose Sanchez, Marie DeTevis, Rise Gallegos all of Las Vegas, NM, and Jane DeTevis of Las Vegas, NV; brother, Joe DeTevis and wife, Ruth of Uvalde, TX; grandchildren, Toye Haddock, Bill Norwood, Alex Legler, Allison Legler, Amy Michaels, Tom Cherryhomes, Shannon Enterman, Kristie Atencio-McClellan, Kathie Atencio, Diego Martinez, Anita Martinez, Robbie C' de Baca, and Seth C' de Baca; and 15 great-grandchildren who loved her dearly as GG. Rosary will be recited Friday, May 23, 2003 at 7:00 p.m. at French Mortuary, Wyoming Blvd. Chapel, 7121 Wyoming NE with Connie Zierer reciting. Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated Saturday, May 24, 2003 at 10:00 a.m. at Prince of Peace Catholic Community, 12500 Carmel Avenue NE, with Father Bob Keller, celebrant. Interment of cremated remains will take place at a later date at Rosario Cemetery in Santa Fe, NM. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made in Lena s name to the Alzheimers Association New Mexico Chapter, 8100 Mountain Road NE, Suite 102, 87110 or Share Your Care Adult Day Services, 2601 Wyoming NE 87112. French Mortuary 7121 Wyoming Blvd. NE 823-9400
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Dooley -- Clarence (Bud) Dooley, 84, a resident of Albuquerque for 48 years, passed away on Saturday, May 17, 2003. Bud is survived by his wife of 60 years, Norma Dooley; son, Bob Dooley and wife, Linda of Albuquerque; daughter, Lynn Bennett and husband, Wayne of Middletown, NJ; son-in-law, Roger Martin of Las Vegas, NV; and granddaughters, Amy Dooley of Denver, CO and Kimberly Martin of Las Vegas, NV. Bud was preceded in death by his daughter, Joanne Martin. After serving in the U.S. Coast Guard, Bud went to work for Calvert Distillers Company and was the N.M. State Manager for 28 years and retired in 1983. Bud was a prominent Mason and Shriner belonging to the Temple Lodge No. 6, Scottish Rite, York Rite, Royal Order of Jesters and American Legion Post 99. Cremation has taken place and memorial services will be Saturday, May 24, 2003, 1:00 p.m., at French Mortuary, Lomas Blvd. Chapel, with Rev. Clyde Stanfield officiating. Interment of cremated remains will take follow at Sunset Memorial Park, 924 Menaul NE. In lieu of flowers the family requests, memorial contributions may be made to Carrie Tingley Children's Foundation, 1127 University Blvd. NE, Suite 2019, 87102. French Mortuary 10500 Lomas Blvd. NE 275-3500
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Garcia -- Rumaldo Garcia, Jr., 70, passed away on Saturday, May 17, 2003 at his home in Sunnyvale, CA surrounded by his loving family. He was born on September 9, 1932 in Casa Colorada, NM to Rumaldo and Vicenta Garcia. He proudly served honorably with the U.S. Air Force from 1952 to 1956. Rumaldo was employed by Varian Associates as an electronic engineer, specializing in computer design until his retirement in 1992. In addition to his family, his main passion was playing his guitar. Rumaldo is survived by his loving wife of 28 years; Sharon; three daughters, Beverly Geraci; Kimberly Aicone; and Melanie Ballejo; four sisters, Tilly Pena; Gloria Chavez; Eloisa Castillo; and Thereasa Garcia; four grandchildren; and one great-grandson. A celebration of Rumaldo's life will be held on Friday, May 23, 2003 in the Romero Funeral Home Chapel in Belen, NM at 10:00 a.m. Interment will follow in the Casa Colorada Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Gilbert Chavez, Ray Garcia, Mark Garcia, Jimmy Sanchez, Greg Bernal, and Teddy Bratcher. Honarary pallbearer is Richard Garcia. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations can be made in Rumaldo's name to their favorite charity. Romero Funeral Home, 609 N. Main St., Belen, NM 87002.
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Garley -- In Loving Memory of Dennis Luben Elias Garley April 19, 1918-May 22, 2002 We made it through each and every day It's not the same since you went away We made it through the year and the holidays, always thinking of you. Our memories are many, Our tears are plenty. Always in our prayers, Always in our minds Forever in our hearts.... Your Loving Family
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Ledoux -- Mela Vigil del LeDoux was born in Talpa, NM, USA, to Josefita Struck Vigil and Jose Benito Vigil on Dec. 21, 1925. She returned home to her parents on May 18, 2003. Mela was an exceptional wife, mother, grandmother, daughter, sister, and friend to anyone who needed or wanted one. She was preceded in death by her great grandfather, Juan Bautista Vigil, grandfather, Juan N. Vigil, father, Jose Benito Vigil, mother, Josefita Struck de Vigil, sisters, Frances Vigil de Gallegos, Margaret Vigil de Alarid, Jose Benito Vigil Jr., and Leo Vigil. She is survived by her Beloved"Honey LeDoux" Richard; son, Richard LeDoux Jr. and wife Loretta of Bosque Farms, daughters, Diane Chavez and husband Joe of Los Lunas, Agnes Redmond and husband Gary of Albuquerque, and Rose A. LeDoux of Albuquerque. Melaɹ s wonderful grandchildren are; Paul LeDoux (wife Denise) of Los Lunas, Mark LeDoux of Bosque Farms, Eric Chavez (wife Jackie) of Albuquerque, Charlie Chavez of Albuquerque Monica Washington (husband Stacy) of Albuquerque, and 5 beautiful great grandchildren; Sherry LeDoux, Paul LeDoux Jr., Jared Chavez, Kyle Chavez and Isaiah. Mela is survived by her brothers Edmundo Vigil and wife Aurora of Taos, Andy Vigil of Taos; her sisters Mary Martinez of Santa Fe, Martha Vigil of Albuquerque and brother-in-law Willie Gallegos of Belen. Por todos sus amigos y familia muchos gracias por todo. Thank you to everyone who loved Mela. You brought much joy to Melaɹ s life. Services are as follows: Friday, May 23, 2003 a Rosary at 7:00 p.m. at St Charles Church (corner of Coal and University) in Albuquerque. The funeral mass will be held at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, May 24, 2003 also at St. Charles Church. Reception will follow on Saturday at Whittier Elementary Cafeteria, 1110 Quincy SE in Albuquerque. Sunrise Funeral Options 7601 Wyoming Blvd NE Albuquerque, NM 87109 (505) 821-0010
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