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Elmendorf -- Harry H. Jr. (Hank), age 54, passed away Saturday, March 29, 2003 after a long bout with cancer. He was born in Waco, Texas and traveled with his Air Force family until college called. He graduated from Highland High School, Albuquerque, New Mexico and was a graduate of New Mexico State University, earning both Bachelors and Masters degrees. Hank in survived by his wife, Jean and stepson, Tyler; his parents, Col. Harry and Rosemary Elmendorf of Albuquerque; a sister, Susan Elmendorf Griffin of Reserve, New Mexico; Susan's children, Kay Griffin of Denver, Colorado, Ty Griffin and wife, Nichole and their son, Luke of Lubbock, Texas, Couy Griffin of Paris, France, and Ryan Griffin of Reserve, New Mexico; his auns, Zela Lorenz of Boerne, Texas and Durelle Sargent and husband, Alan, of Vancouver, Washington; Hank's special cousin, Robin Tonkin, and wife, Stephanie, of Albuquerque; and many other cousins. Hank was an avid racing fan, having particpated from age 12 until the present. He and Jean have been business associates in sports bars in Albuquerque, which included Duffy's, Stetson's and presently, Marrlarky's at Hotel Circle. He and Jean's loyal employees and patrons have expressed their great sorrow in his passing. He will be missed! A memorial service will be held at St. Mark's On The Mesa Episcopal Church, 431 Richmond Pl. NE on Wednesday, April 2, at 12:00 noon. In lieu of flowers, please consider the American Cancer Society (local chapter), the American Institute for Cancer Research, P.O. box 97167, Washington, D.C. 20090, or a charity of your choice in Hank's memory. Sunrise Funeral Options 7601 Wyoming Blvd NE Albuquerque, NM 87109 (505) 821-0010
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Gallegos -- Mary Ann Gallegos, age 77, passed away March 29, 2003 in Albuquerque, NM. She was preceded in death by her husband, Marcelino Gallegos; and one sister, Severa Luna Silva. Mary Ann is survived by one son, Wilford Fritz Gallegos; and one daughter, Nora Barela; and many other nieces, nephews, cousins and friends who loved and will miss her. A private memorial service will be held. Arrangements by Direct Funeral Services, 2919 4th ST. NW. Albuq. 505-343-8008
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Garcia -- Mary Garica. The family wishes to express their sincere gratitude to all relatives and friends who were so kind and supportive during their recent loss. Your kindness will always be remembered. A special thank you to Presbyterian Hospice for the care given to Mary Garcia. Garcia Moturary 717 Stover Ave. S.W. 243-5222
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Garcia -- Jose Jubencio Garcia born on January 25, 1920 to Luz and Cristobal Garcia in Tierra Amarilla, New Mexico. He moved to Albuquerque in 1955 where he lived until his death on Friday, March 28, 2003 after an extended illness. Mr. Garcia is survived by his loving wife, Jacqueline Garcia; sons, Jose J. (Sonny) Garcia Jr. and wife, Shirley of Albuquerque, Christobal Garcia and wife, Patsy of Giblert, AZ; daughter, Dolores Good and husband, Bob Burkhalter of Albuquerque; step-sons, Arthur Johnson Jr. and Wesley Johnson both of Albuquerque; step-daughter, Margaret Ruth Selmier of Indiana; sister, Renugia Atencio and family of Albuquerque, the family of his deceased sister, Lola Martinez. he was known as"Papa" to his five grandchildren and his three great-grandchildren; five step-grandchildren and 2 step great-grandchildren. His extended family include Juan and Dolores Romero, Cecilia Campos, Chica Lopez and families of Tierra Amarilla, NM, Michael and Mickey Romero and family of Salt Lake City, UT. Mass will be celebrated Tuesday morning at 11:30 a.m. at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church with burial to follow at the Santa Fe National Cemetery at 2:30 p.m. The family would like to thank the stafff at the Albuquerque Care Center for the wonderful care given to our loved one during his illness. Arrangements are under the direction of: Hillcrest Funeral Home 225 San Mateo Blvd NE Albuquerque, NM 87108 (505) 265-5959
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Glenn -- Ella (Pope) Glenn died in Tombstone, AZ on March 21, 2003. She is survived by her husband, Bill; two sisters, Julia Greene and Tressa Giffin; one brother, Bob Greene; one son, Earl Pope and wife, Dorothy; one daughter, Jane Carlton and husband, Johnny. Grandchildren are Cynthia Jackson and husband, Rick, Rick Pope, Scott Pope and wife, Kari and Bob Carlton and wife, Laurie. She had nine great-grandchildren; and 13 great-great-grandchildren. A Memorial Service will be held at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses, South Auditorium at 3:00 p.m. Wednesday with Mike Gomez presiding. Arrangements were made by Hatfield Funeral Home in Sierra Vista, AZ.
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Jojola -- Josefa B. Jojola. Visitation will be Tuesday from 9:30 a.m. to 9:50 a.m. at the San Ignacio Catholic Church. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:00 a.m. also at the Church. Interment will follow at Sunset Memorial Park Cemetery. Garcia Mortuary 717 Stover Ave. S.W. 243-5222
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Long-Archuleta -- Long- Tamara"Tammy" Long-Archuleta, Captain Select USAF, was born on May 12, 1979 to Richard and Cindy Long of Belen, NM. She grew up at their family home in Adelino, NM along with her brother, Michael. She attended Belen Public Schools through 6th grade and was home schooled until attending college at UNM-VC. She graduated Valedictorian with her associate's degree and entered the R.O.T.C. program at UNM main campus. She married Jovan Archuleta and had a child, Donaciano Prudencio Archuleta. Tammy graduated from college with her bachelor's degree in Political Science in July of 1999. She received her commission in the United States Air Force as a 2nd Lt. and was the first woman to receive her wings through UNM's ROTC program. After a short time in Alamogordo, she began flight training in Del Rio, Texas on small jets. From there, Tammy was assigned to helicopter school in Enterprise, Alabama. Tammy had been divorced from her husband and was raising her son while she completed training. She finished helicopter training on the Pave Hawk HH-60G Search and Rescue copter at Kirtland Air Force Base in September 2002 before being assigned to the 41st Expeditionary Rescue Squadron at Moody AFB in Valdosta, Georgia. While completing water and mountain survival training and her P.O.W. training, she met and became engaged to a wonderful man, 1st Lt. Richard Casey Moores, a C-130 Airplane pilot for the Air Force. Tammy and Casey were planning a June wedding at the USAF Academy in Colorado Springs, where he had graduated. At 23, Tammy was at one of the happiest points in her life while raising her son, piloting her combat rescue helicopter, and anticipating her marriage to Casey. All of this came to an end on Sunday, March 23, 2003 when her helicopter crashed into a mountain in Afghanistan. She was on a mission to evacuate wounded Afghan children. All six on board lost their lives. It is an indescribable tragedy for the Long and Moores family, as well as her close friends. Growing up in Belen, Tammy was an accomplished student, winning the Optimist Oratorical District contest for six years. She was an accomplished Girl Scout and swimmer. Other accomplishments include Karate Championships at the State, National, and World level as a third degree black belt and instructor at Belen Goju Ryu Karate School. Tammy was also a wonderful artist, sculptor, and author. In every activity and endeavor in her life she excelled, representing her self, family, community, and country in a manor that made anyone who knew her feel proud. She died the same way she lived. She is survived by her beloved son, Donaciano Prudencio Archuleta; her parents, Cindy and Richard Long; her brother, Michael Long; and grandmother, Rebecca Long; her fiance, 1st Lt. Richard Casey Moores; uncle, Michael Long, Retired Air Force; aunt, Debbie Long; and cousins, Lauren, Andy, and Mark; Jovan Archuleta; and her many dear friends. A University of NM Valencia Campus Memorial Scholarship Fund has been established in Tammy's name, at any First State Bank, acct. #2009323; also, a college scholarship fund has been set up in Tammy's son's name, Donaciano Archuleta with the 45 Bancorp/Piper-Jaffray, 1050 17th 5th 2100, Denver, CO 80265, acct. #1187-8261. A Memorial Service will be held on Tuesday, April 1, 2003 from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at Belen Goju Ryu Karate School (101 Becker Avenue). Visitation will be held on Wednesday, April 2, 2003 at Calvary Chapel Rio Grande Valley (located on Hwy. 85 in Belen) beginning at 12:30 p.m. with a Funeral Service following at 1:00 p.m. with Reverend Jay Armstrong officiating. Graveside services will be held at Terrace Grove Cemetery. The Air Force Honor Guard from Kirtland Air Force Base will be her pallbearers. Romero Funeral Home, 609 N. Main St., Belen, NM 87002.
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Lopez -- Juan Carlos Lopez. Born on April 11, 1931 in Truchas, NM went into the arms of the Lord on March 29, 2003. He is survived by his wonderful wife of 49 years, Esther; one daughter, Anita and her husband, Ruben Chavez; two grandchildren, Elisa and Andrea; and one great-grandchild, Amberley. He is also survived by his brother, Silas Lopez of Las Vegas, NM; sisters-in-law, Ernestina Lopez and Theresa Lopez; and many relatives and friends. Juan was preceded in death by his parents, Juan and Domitila Lopez; and siblings, Eli, Aaron and Alicia. Juan attended the Allison James and Menaul Presbyterian schools and was a graduate of New Mexico Highlands and received a Masters Degree from Denver University School of Social Work. He was a veteran of the Korean War, where he received three bronze stars and a United Nations Service medal. Juan had been assigned to the Colombian Army as an interpreter. He retired from NM State Government in 1987. During his career he was city manger of Espanola and director of Public Works for the City of Santa Fe. He loved fishing and his beautiful Truchas Mountains. A Memorial Service is planned for Tuesday evening at 7:00 p.m., at the First Presbyterian Church, Located at 208 Grand Street. Funeral Services will be held on Wednesday, April 2, 2003 at 10:00 a.m. also at First Presbyterian Church, with burial to follow at the Santa Fe National Cemetery at 11:30 a.m. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions be made to the Menaul School, 301 Menaul Blvd., NE, Albuquerque, NM 87107, or Westminister Presbyterian Church, 841 W. Manhattan Ave., Santa Fe, NM 87501. Pallbearers are Eddie Lopez Larry Lopez, Michael Lopez, Andres Estrada, Joe Estrada, Benito Estrada, Peter Leyba, and Gavino Leyba.
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Murray -- Jacklyn E. Murray, 65, died March 27, 2003 in Tucson, AZ. Survived by son, Scott Murray; sister, Amber Mandis; daughter, Becky Huston, and many loving friends, including Mr. Hopkins. Memorial Mass will be Saturday, April 5, 2003 at Our Lady of Lourdes Church, 2808 Lakeshore Ave., Oakland, CA 94618. In lieu of flowers the family requests donations in Jacklyn's name be made to Project Inform, 205 13th St., Suite 201, San Francisco, CA 94103. Arrangements by Bring's Broadway Chapel, 6910 E. Broadway, Tucson, AZ. (520) 296-7193
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Nielson -- Ruth Nadine Nielsen was born December 29, 1917 in a farm house near Blue Springs, Nebraska to Waldo Emerson and Hildred Hull Mowry. She was the third of eight children. She died in the arms of her Savior Jesus March 29, 2003 at the Presbyterian Hospice, Anna Kaseman Hospital, Albuquerque, New Mexico at the age of 85 years and 3 months. She graduated from the Holmesville Nebraska High School. During World War II she helped build the Beechcraft AT-10 training aircraft near Wichita, KA, and as an inspector for Pratt & Whitney aircraft engines near Kansas City. She worked as an inspector for eight years with the Elgin Watch Company, Lincoln, NE. During later years, she enjoyed serving as a Nanny for many Albuquerque families. On May 29,1956 she was united in marriage to Martin Nielsen of Western, NE at Faith Lutheran Church, Lincoln, NE. Their first home was in Fort Worth, TX. She was a faithful US Air Force wife following her husband to assignments at San Bernardino, CA, Puntzi Mountain Air Force Station, British Columbia, Canada, Moses Lake, WA, Lincoln, NE, Los Angeles, CA, Washington, DC, Tempe, AZ, and finally Kirtland AFB, NM. While living in Canada, she was an avid trout fisherman. She was a member of Redeemer Lutheran Church, Albuquerque. She served as a leader in Boy and Girl Scouting and was a member of the Redeemer Lutheran Ladies Guild. She liked to travel and had visited Europe, Australia, New Zealand, and Fiji. She enjoyed traveling around the United States in their light plane with her husband and the children. Preceding her in death were her parents; sister, Iva Maxine Crawford; brothers, Merlin, Charles, Waldo Elton, and an infant brother, Robert; brothers-in-law Robert Crawford and Jamie Porter. Survivors include her husband, Martin Nielsen; daughter, Lori Cords and husband, John of Edgewood, NM, son, Gary Nielsen of Albuquerque; grandson, Shaun Thompson of Edgewood, NM; sisters, Edna Mae Porter of Lake Havasu City, AZ, and Lorene Ellison and husband, Don of Humbolt, KA. Also mourning her passing is a very special family of Doctors Margaret and T.Y. Chu of Alexandria, VA and Albuquerque, NM and their children, Arthur and wife, Jariya of New York City, Mae Mae at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine, NYC, and Sha Sha at Stanford University, CA. Services will be at Redeemer Lutheran Church, 210 Alvarado, SE, Albuquerque, NM, Friday April 4, 2003 at 10:00 a.m. Burial will be at the National Cemetery, Santa Fe, New Mexico. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be given to Redeemer Lutheran Church, the American Cancer Society, or The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. French Mortuary 10500 Lomas Blvd. NE 275-3500
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