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Scrimshire -- Wiebke Ann Scrimshire, passed away Thursday, March 6, 2003.¯She was born May 27, 1933 in Weatherford, Oklahoma.¯Parents Ed and Elizabeth Umbach. Wiebke attended school at a multi-grade country school and Weatherford public schools where she graduated from high school in 1951.¯She further attended Southwestern Oklahoma State University where she received a degree in education in 1955.¯She taught school in Geary, Oklahoma for 4 years.¯Married Norton Scrimshire September 1, 1959.¯She and Norton celebrated 44 years of marriage, while he served in the Oklahoma and New Mexico Annual Conferences of the United Methodist Church.¯She was active in the United Methodist Women groups in all the churches where she was a member.¯Wiebke was a member of the Clayton chapter #8 Order of Eastern Star.¯She was a member of the Chapter AM PEO.¯Wiebke was preceded in death by her parents.¯She is survived by her husband, 4 children, Diane and her husband, Steve Reed of Dallas, Texas, Deborah Scrimshire of Albuquerque, David Scrimshire and his wife, Priscilla of Dallas Texas and Dan Scrimshire of Albuquerque; one sister, Carleen Clear of Weatherford, Oklahoma; one grandchild, Paul Scrimshire of Dallas, Texas; 7 nieces; 4 nephews; and numerous grand nieces and grand nephews.¯ Memorial services will be held¯Monday, 2:00 p.m., at Central United Methodist Church, 1615 Copper Ave. NE.¯Should friends desire, memorial contributions may be made to Central United Methodist Church, 1615 Copper Ave. NE, 87106 or to the New Mexico Methodist Foundation, 7920 Mountain Rd. NE, 87110 or a charity of your choice. French Mortuary 1111 University Blvd. NE 843-6333
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Sena -- The family of Phillip Gabriel Sena 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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Sena -- Michael Theodore Sena, 37 of Fort Sumner went to be with his Lord Wednesday, March 5, 2003 at City of Hope Medical Center in Duarte, California. Michael was born September 17, 1965 to the home of Mariano and Romana (Romero) Sena. He attended school at Fort Sumner where he participated in all sports and was the 1983 Homecoming Basketball King. Following graduation he attended Eastern New Mexico University for two years and then transferred to Adams State College in Alamosa, Colorado. Michael later went on to attend Fountain Gate Bible College in Plano, Texas for two years. He made his home in Los Alamos, NM where he taught at a Christian School and a local Y.M.C.A. where he worked with kids who had dropped out of school and he encouraged them to press on to greater things. He then moved back to Fort Sumner in 1992 and began working at the local feed store. He was named Program Coordinator for the Peers In Touch The Pit¯Youth Center in 1995. He took a dream and made it into a reality. There Michael was able to weight train others, provide a positive and safe environment for people to enjoy and to share all of his gifts with the community. In this same year he was named Outstanding Young Person of Year by the De Baca County Chamber of Commerce. In 1996 he began working at the Pecos Valley Care Center as the Activities Director. He loved the nursing home residents and his co-workers. He could be found leading them in bible studies or taking the residents on a van ride. Michael was a member of the Church On The Hill in Fort Sumner, where he served and Youth Pastor since 1994 and was later ordained a minister in October 2002. He loved to read, listen to music, and raising his pets which included two cats, two goats, and many birds and fish. He likewise enjoyed all sporting events and was an avid supporter of the Fox/Vixen teams. He was named as 12th Man¯ on the Foxes Football team. Above all Michael loved the Lord. He had a heart for youth, his family was his best friend. Michael loved everyone, and never had an enemy. His parents described him as being an awesome son¯ whose biggest hobby was passionately seeking the God. Michael was preceded in death by two sisters an infant Dorothy Sena in 1947; Cecilia Sena in 1976; and a brother. Tim Sena in 1991. Survivors include his parents Mariano and Romana Sena of Fort Sumner, NM; three brothers Richard Sena and wife Gloria; Sam Sena; and Gerald Sena and wife Sarah all of Fort Sumner; two sisters Betty Huerta of Clovis, NM and Dorothy Pacheco and husband Paul of Fort Sumner. Also surviving are eleven nieces and nephews along with a host of other relatives and many good friends. Visitation will be held on Sunday from 1 p.m. to 1 p.m. and Monday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Chavez Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 P.M. Tuesday, March 11, 2003 from the Fort Sumner High School Gymnasium with Pastor Anna Teeter and Buddy Hall officiating. Burial will follow in the family plot, Fort Sumner Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Richard Sena, Paul Pacheco, George Romero, Ronald Sena, Pete Segura, and Christopher Sena. The family prefers memorials to the Michael Sena Memorial Fund c/o Citizens Bank, Fort Sumner, New Mexico 88119. All arrangements are under the direction of Chavez Funeral Home, 804 N. Fifth Street; Fort Sumner, New Mexico. (505) 355-2311. Family and friends may sign the guest register or offer a note of condolence to Michael's family at www.chavez funeralhome.com ¯
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Smith -- Larry Wayne Smith, found peace March 6, 2003. He was born October 30, 1956 to George W. and Iva T. Smith. He was raised in the North Valley of Albuquerue and graduated from Valley High School in 1974. He was proceded in death by both parents. He is survived by his sister Wynette and husband¯Michael Emslie, sister Tereah Smith, brother Wynn and wife Joy Smith, sister Greta and husband Tod Aeby, niece Briana and nephew Kagen. His long time companion was Rhonda Sillivan. Cremation has taken place.¯Memorial services will be held at Northdale Baptist Church, 123 Osuna Rd. NW on Monday March 10, 2003 at 4:00 PM.¯In leiu of flowers, the family requests the donations be made to the Gideon International, Albuquerque Central Camp, P.O. Box 80035, Albuquerque, NM 87108.¯ Aspen Funeral Alternatives 1935 Juan Tabo NE Albuquerque, New Mexico 87112
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Struck -- Beatrice Elizabeth Struck, 77, died Thursday, March 6, 2003. She is survived by her daughter, Judi Gifford; and her granddaughter, Shannon Gifford. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Clarence Struck in 1981; and her mother Gladys Shaw in 1992. Cremation has taken place and a private service will be held in Milwaukee, WI at a later date with intermentat the Wood National Cemetery next to her beloved husband. French Mortuary 10500 Lomas Blvd. NE 275-3500
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Timms -- Jesse B. Jesse B. Timms, 79, of Lake Ft. Sumner passed away on March 6, 2003, at the VA Medical Center in Albuquerque. Jesse was born on July 27, 1923, in Winters, Texas, to James Leroy and Susan Lois (Condra) Timms. Jesse moved to the Lake Ft. Sumner area 12 years ago, but had lived in Moriarty for 26 years prior. He was a finish blademan in road construction before his retirement. At one time he owned and operated Timms Construction. Jesse was elected twice as a County Commissioner in Torrance County, serving between 1978 and 1981. He was elected Citizen of the Year in 1986. Jesse was a Charter member of the VFW Post # 3370 in Moriarty and a Lifetime member of the American Legion Post also in Moriarty. He was also a member of the Moriarty Lions Club. Jesse is survived by his wife, Lillian Timms of Lake Ft. Sumner, a son, Jesse Wayne Timms of Moriarty Also survived by two Daughters, Sherry Dennison of Moriarty and Nita Sanchez of Los Lunas. Also leaves behind four brothers, Alvin Timms, Travis Timms, Ray Timms and Billy Timms all of Lubbock, Texas. Also surviving him are eight sisters, Nita Condra of Lubbock, Frances Long of Oklahoma, Cletta Abney of Lubbock, Dolly Bullard of Lubbock, Pearl Shelton of Lubbock , Nancy Coppedge of Lubbock and Rita Thompson of Amarillo. Jesse also leaves 15 grandchildren and 22 great grandchildren. Visitation for Jesse will be from 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Sunday March 9, 2003, at Harris-Hanlon Mortuary in Moriarty. Funeral Services will be at 10:00 AM on Monday, March 10, 2003, at The First Baptist Church in Moriarty with Rev. Kenny officiating. Burial will follow at 1:30 p.m. at Santa Fe National Cemetery with the VFW Post #3370 officiating and providing Full Military Honors. Pallbearers for Jesse will be, Steve Dennison, John Sanchez, Shawn Fowler, Robert Griego, Jason Cooley, Mike Pederson, Berle Timms, Larry Timms, Jeff Kotchswar, Jeremy Eatherton and Terry Eatherton. Honorary Pallbearers for Jesse will be, Ray Crabb, Jim Miller, Jim Elliot, Jess Doty, Scott Dennison, Joe Sanchez and Ed McClendon. Arrangements entrusted to Harris-Hanlon Mortuary of Moriarty 832-6130.
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Van Auken -- The Family of Phyllis Van Auken wishes to express their sincere appreciation to all family and friends for the support and kind expressions of sympathy received during our time of loss. Thank you so much. Arrangements under the direction of: Strong-Thorne Mortuary 1100 Coal Ave. SE 842-8800
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Vigil -- Mr. Donald F. Vigil, 70, a resident of Albuquerque passed away on March 5, 2003.¯Mr. Vigil is survived by four daughters, Mary Margaret Cordova, Mary Helen Herrera, Donna Frances Martinez and JoAnn Aguilar and husband, Gerard; one brother, Norman Vigil and wife, Mary; one sister, Lola Vigil; five grandchildren, Dennis, Sara, Christopher, Gerard Jr. and Aubrey; one great-grandson, Noah Cordova.¯ He was preceded in death by his wife, Sally.¯Mr. Vigil was a Veteran of the U. S. Marie Corps, serving during the Korean Conflict.¯Private disposition has taken place.¯ Arrangements by: Gabaldon Mortuary 1000 Old Coors Dr. 243-7861
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Ward -- Laura Michelle Ward, infant daughter of Jodi and Eric Ward, passed away Monday, March 3, 2003. Laura was born on January 24, 2003. Laura is survived by her parents, Jodi and Eric; brother, Jonathan and twin sister, Helen all of Ft. Meade, Maryland; grandparents, Mike and Nancy Ward of Albuquerque, Annie McGarrah & Debbie Andrews of Placitas, NM and Mike and Linda Campbell of Albuquerque; aunts, Jessica Ward of Albuquerque and Jaime Campbell of Albuquerque; uncle, Zander Pegues of Albuquerque; great-grandparents, Mrs. Ilo G. Campbell of Albuquerque, Helen Spellman of Denver, CO, Mildred Tamura of Denver, CO, and Clyde Ward of Gainsville, TX. Service will take place on Sunday, March 9, 2003 at 4:00 p.m. at Redeemer Lutheran Church, 210 Alvarado Dr. SE with a reception to follow immediately after the service also at the church. In lieu of flowers, the family would encourage memorial contributions be made to the Ronald McDonald House, 1011 Yale NE, Albuquerque, NM 87106. French Mortuary 9300 Golf Course Rd. NW 897-0300
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Brinkman -- Charles (Lefty) Brinkman, renowned skiing and skating celebrity. A Memorial will be held at Sandia Peak Ski Base Lodge, Sunday, March 9, 2003, 4:00 p.m. Charles (Lefty) Brinkman, a legend in winter sports, died on December 21, 2002 of Cancer in McCall, Idaho. He and his wife, Maxine, made their home in Albuquerque for many years until the spring of 2000 when they moved to Idaho to assist with construction of an ice rink and develop a winter sports program. Lefty taught skiing at Sandia Peak and was an instructor with the Rough Riders Ski program. For many years, he was a director of the Aspen Ski School. He established the Aspen Tennis Club, and assisted with the development of Snowmass Ski Mountain. Lefty was a 1948 Olympic silver medalists in men's singles ice skating. Over the years, he won numerous medals and awards in singles, pairs and dance ice skating competitions. All his friends and associates are invited to join the Memorial.
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