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Langdon -- Helen C. Langdon, 73, a resident of Albuquerque since 1951, died on Friday, July 19, 2002. She is survived by her sons; Clark Langdon and wife, Nancy of Lubbock, TX, and Dan Langdon and wife, Carol of Minneapolis, MN; five grandchildren; 1 great-grandchild; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. She was preceded in death by her husband, Paul J. Langdon in 1986. She was a member of Trinity Methodist Church, and an avid baseball fan. Cremation has taken place. Memorial graveside services will he held on Tuesday, July 23, 2002, at 2:00 p.m., at Sunset Memorial Park, 924 Menaul Blvd. NE. The family requests memorial contributions be made to the Albuquerque Public Library, Ernie Pyle Branch, 900 Girard Blvd. SE, 87106. French Mortuary, 1111 University Blvd. NE.
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Lucero -- Kenneth A. Lucero, age 33, passed way on July 19, 2002. He was born August 17, 1968 in Albuquerque, NM. After graduating form the University of New Mexico in 1991, he moved to Dallas, Texas and began a career in Marketing. After spending ten years in Dallas he relocated to Albuquerque in 2001. His father, Waldo Lucero Jr., older sister Vicki and baby sister Julie, preceded Ken in death. Ken is survived by his wife, Cindy; his mother, Sue Lucero; brother Richard Lucero and wife Nina; sister, Lisa Saye and husband Don; nephews Mike and Greg Lucero; niece Amanda Saye; Grandparents Ivory Mulkey and Terri and Waldo Lucero Sr.; aunts and uncles Wilfred and Linda Madrid, Joe & Angie Taylor, Richard & Vi Flores, L.T. & Shirley Perpall, many cousins and friends. Ken's great love of life included entertaining all of us that knew him with imitations and a great sense of humor. He enjoyed music, signing and play guitar. He was sincere, loving and caring toward his friends and family. He had a great love for humanity. His laughter will never be forgotten. He will always be loved and deeply missed by all that knew him. Pallbearers will be Richard Lucero, Bruce Madrid, Richard Flores, Richard Gomulka, Charley Hill and Chris Jordon. Honorary Pallbearers are Wilfred Madrid, Joe Taylor, Greg Lucero and Mike Lucero. Viewing and visitation for family and friends will be held Sunday, July 21, 2002 from 6:00pm until 8:00pm at Fitzgerald and Son Funeral Directors, 3113 Carlisle Blvd NE. Mass of Christian Burial will be held Monday, July 22, 2002 at 10:00am at the Queen of Heaven Church, 5311 Phoenix Ave. NE, with interment following at Mt. Calvary Catholic Cemetery. In Lieu of flowers contributions may be made to UNM Hospital, UNM Development Office, 2 Woodward Center, 700 Lomas NE, Albuquerque, NM 87131. Fitzgerald & Son Funeral Directors, 3113 Carlisle NE, in charge of arrangements.
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Mansfield -- Francis R. Mansfield, 78, a lifelong resident of Albuquerque, died Thursday, July 18, 2002. He is survived by his wife of 28 years, Grace W. Mansfield of Albuquerque; son, Robert B. Mansfield and wife, Corrine of Santa Fe; daughter, Susan Goodwin and husband, Michael of Rio Rancho; grandsons, Kim Mansfield and Thomas Goodwin; granddaughters, Elizabeth Mansfield, all of Albuquerque, Delfinia Medina, Kayla Roberta Francine Mansfield and Hilary Mansfield, all of Santa Fe; and a large extended family. Francis worked with the B.I.A. teaching at several area schools. She was a member of the American Legion and the VFW, and was an Elder of the Presbyterian Church. Services will be held Monday, 11:00 a.m., at Fellowship Christian Reform Church, 4800 Indian School NE, with Pastor John Dykhuis officiating. Interment will be at 2:30 p.m., at Santa Fe National Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Robert B. Mansfield, Kim Mansfield, Michael Goodwin and J.C. Badonie. Contributions may be made to the American Lung Association of NM, 216 Truman NE, 87108. Friends may visit French Mortuary, 1111 University Blvd. NE, Sunday, 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
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Martinez -- In Loving Memory of my father, Ruben R. Martinez, February 11, 1923 to July 22, 2001. Dad its been a year ago today that our Heavenly Father brought you home to him. It only seems like few months to us. You were always helping you neighbor and family; whether it was with your auto body repair shop or taking a neighborhood kid fishing. You were always giving and never wanting anything in return. Thank you dad for raising us to love God, family, and neighbor. I miss you wisdom and humor. Love your son, Michael.
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Oppenheimer -- Loretta Rose Oppenheimer, 96, went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, July 17, 2002. She was preceded in death by her husband of 69 years, Edward; and her daughter, Ella Rose MacGibbon. She is survived by her daughters, Shirley Whitehead of Albuquerque, NM and Lora Lee Anderson of Port Lucil, Florida, eight grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and one great-great granddaughter. She is also survived by a brother, Marion Pennington; and a sister, Thelma Dudley. Loretta was born in Albuquerque, New Mexico on May 25, 1906. She was active in Daughters of the Nile, Justamere Bridge Club, and a member of First Baptist Church. She will be greatly missed by her family, whom she loved dearly. A family memorial service will be held. Arrangements have been made by Strong-Thorne Mortuary.
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Pecha -- Diana Estella Britton Pecha, 87, of Albuquerque, died July 20, 2002. She was born in Big Rapids, Michigan, May 30th, 1915. Diana had seven brothers. She was the only daughter of Ethel and John Q. Britton. Diana and her husband, Clifford Pecha, and children, Connie and James moved to Albuquerque in 1950. Diana was a professional artist. Her works won many awards and are in collections throughout the United States. She was a life member of the National League of Pen Women, Yucca Branch, and served as their chaplain. She studied art at the University of New Mexico. Her southwestern landscapes, portraits and still-life paintings are treasured by many. She was a member of Temple Baptist Church of Albuquerque. She is survived by her daughter, Connie Welty and husband, Rod of Rogers, Arkansas; son, James Pecha and wife, Sharon of Albuquerque; granddaughter, Rebekah Diane Welty-Ford of Garfield, Arkansas; four brothers, Donald Britton of Marquette, Michigan, Ronald Britton of Limestone, Michigan, Rev. Everett Britton of Bear, Delaware, and Clifford Stanley Britton of Marquette, Michigan. Services will be held Wednesday, 10:00 a.m. at Chester T. French Memorial Mausoleum Chapel, 924 Menaul NE, with Deacon Wayne Welty officiating. Entombment will follow at Chester T. French Memorial Mausoleum. Pallbearers will be Rod Welty, Wayne Welty, James Ford, Don Britton, Jr. and Jim Anderson. Friends may visit French Mortuary, 1111 University Blvd. NE, Tuesday, from 4:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
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Perea -- Funeral services for Mr. Eugene Perea will be held monday at 10:30 am where the mass will be celebrated at the St. Charles Catholic Church. Burial will follow at the Santa Fe National Cemetery at 1:30 pm. Arrangements by the Salazar & Sons Mortuary 400 3rd St. S.W.
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Pokorski -- June Pokorski, 85, passed away Saturday evening, July 20, 2002. She was born on June 17, 1917. She is survived by her husband of 56 years, Ray Pokorski; daughter Sally VanArsdale and her husband Howard of Albuquerque; son Richard Pokorski and his wife Cindy of Albuquerque; and her grandchildren, Stacy Pokorski, Dana & Jason Elliott, and Becky and Sam Newmon. A small private service was held Sunday evening for the immediate family. In lieu of flowers and donations, the family asks that you keep her memory alive in your thoughts and prayers.
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Sena -- Anthony J. Sena, 42, went home to be with the Lord on July 18, 2002. He is preceded in death by his Dad, Rufilo Sena, grandparents Tony and Ola Cotinola. He is survived by his mother, Mary Sena; daughter, Deborah Chavez; son, Andrew Sena; granddaughters, Breanna Chavez and Shyanna Chavez. Anthony is also survived by his brothers, Steven Sena and wife Carol, and Ken"Chunky" Sena and partner Sophia; sisters, Alice Wood Garman and husband Gary, Jeanette Sena, Sandra Sena and partner David, Deborah Sena and partner Leo, Bernadette Sena, Diane Sena and partner Gene; Aunts, Eleanor Chavez, Los Angeles, Calif., and Dorothy Flores, Simi Valley, Calif; and several nieces and nephews. Visitation will be held on Tuesday morning from 9:00 a.m. until 9:30 a.m. with a Rosary to be recited at 9:30 a.m. with Mass of Christian Burial to follow at 10:00 a.m. at the Santuario de San Martin Catholic Church, 8321 Camino San Martin SW. Burial will follow at the Mt. Calvary Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Henry Nieto, Martin Nieto, Raymond Gutierrez, Michael Sena, Rick Navarro, and Albert Garcia. Honorary Pallbearers will be Andrew Sena and Rufilo Sena. Services are in the care of Garcia Mortuary, 717 Stover Ave. S.W. 243-5222.
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Sheldon -- David Caleb Sheldon, was born on February 2, 1928 in Hancock, MI and died on Wednesday, July 19, 2002 in Albuquerque, NM. He was a devoted and loving father and friend who will be deeply missed. He is survived by, Grace Sheldon, his wife of 54 years, their sons David Churchill Sheldon and wife Cathy of Sandy, UT; Daniel Stuart Sheldon and wife Linda of Johnstown, CO; John Christopher Sheldon and wife Kathleen of Las Vegas, NV; and daughter Josephine Ann Jackson and husband Eric of Corona, CA. David was blessed with eleven grandchildren. Brittney, Brienne, Cameron, Amy, Matthew, Adam, Jessica, Zane, Luke, Nakeisha, and Danica. He is also survived by his sister Alice Sheldon of Albuquerque and his brother Tom and his wife Diane of Cedar Crest, NM. Also, by numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, Churchill G. and Josephine Coughlin Sheldon, his brother, Stephen Sheldon and his sisters, Eleanor Sheldon, Elizabeth Sheldon Maloney, Mary Sheldon Bentley, and Julianne Sheldon Sheehan. David moved with his family to Salt Lake City, UT at the age of 7. He served in the military during World War II. He graduated from the University of Utah with a BS degree in Marketing. He retired from General Electric Corporation, Major Appliance Division, in 1988 after 33 years. He was a member of St. Bernadette's Parish since 1973 and was their Business Manager for 14 years. He was Intermountain Director for the National Ski Patrol; Ski Patrol Leader at Alta Ski Resort in Alta, UT; and Past President of Toastmasters International, in Pocatello, Idaho. Viewing will take place on Tuesday, July 23, from 3:00-5:00 p.m. at French Mortuary Lomas Blvd. Chapel. A Rosary will be recited Tuesday, July 23, at 7:00 p.m., at St. Bernadette Catholic Church, 11401 Indian School Rd. NE. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Wednesday, July 24, at 9:00 a.m. at St. Bernadette Catholic Church with Father Scott Mansfield celebrating. Pallbearers will be David Sheldon, Daniel Sheldon, John Sheldon, Eric Jackson, Timothy Sheehan, and Louis Gonzalez. Graveside will take place in Salt Lake City, Utah, at the Mt. Calvary Catholic Cemetery on Friday, July 26, 2002 at 10:00 a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Hospice Memorial Foundation, c/o Sandia Hospice, 4725 Indian School Rd. NE, suite 310, Albuquerque, NM 87110. Arrangements by French Mortuary Lomas Blvd. Chapel, 10500 Lomas Blvd. 87112.
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