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Lujan -- The family of Christina Lujan-Bonds 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. Arrrangements by Salazar & Sons Mortuary 400 3rd St. SW.
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Padilla -- Mrs. Dolores M. Padilla died Monday, March 17, 2003 in Albuquerque at the age of 89. Mrs. Padilla is survived by her daughter, Nadine Briceno and husband, Antonio; sister, Esther Tapia; grandchildren, Chris Briceno and wife, Barbara, and Diane Chavez and husband, Filomeno; great-grandchildren, Adrian Chavez, Lisa Chavez, Chris Briceno and Jacklyn Briceno; and great great-grandchild, Hailey Briceno. Funeral Services for Mrs. Padilla will be held on Wednesday at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church where the Mass will be celebrated at 1:00 p.m. Burial will follow at Mt. Calvary Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Chris Briceno, Anthony Briceno, Filomeno Chavez, Adrian Chavez, Henry Luna and Gene Luna. Arrangements by Salazar & Sons Mortuary, 400 Third St. SW.
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Romero -- Adriano Romero, age 86, passed away Monday, March 17, 2003 in Albuquerque. He is survived by his wife, Daisy; son, Michael Nuanes and wife, Paula; daughter, Bernadette Maes and husband, Michael; brother, Eddie Romero; sisters, Rita Gallegos, and Eva Bevington; brother-in-law, Frank Gurule and wife, Rochelle, and Eddie S. Garcia; sisters-in-law, Annie Garcia, Dulcie Silvas and husband, Raymond, Rosemary Garcia and husband, Serafin; three grandchildren, and one great-grandchild; many nieces, nephews, other family and many, many friends who loved and will miss him. Services will be held at Queen of Heaven Catholic Church, 5300 Phoenix Ave NE. A Rosary will be recited on Thursday, March 20, 2003 at 7:00 p.m. A Mass will be celebrated on Friday, March 21, 2003 at 10am, with interment to follow at Gate of Heaven Cemetery. Arrangements by Direct Funeral Services, 2919 4th NW Albuquerque, 343-8008.
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Saiz -- Rita M. Saiz has gone on in Glory to reign for eternity with the Lord. She passed away March 14, 2003. She was born May 22, 1929 in Magdalena, New Mexico to Martinano Chavez and Amalia Chavez. She is survived by her daughter, Rachel Romero; sons, Rudy, David, Francisco; grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. She's also survived by her sisters, Cecilia, Helen, Julia; and brother, Martin. Her fondest memories of her youth were the years spent on the family ranch, now part of the Alamo Reservation. She spent many a day on the open range riding with her father as a ranch-hand. Rita had enjoyed 12 years retirement after her career with General Electric. Her passion was her family. She was a woman of wisdom and great integrity. She will be missed, but for the Hope of joining her in Glory someday. Cremation has taken place and a private ceremony will be held in Magdalena, N.M. later this week. The family wants to thank Rita's friends for their prayers and Vista Hospice for the gentle care they provided our loving mother.
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Salvo -- John B. Salvo, 71, went to be with the Lord Jesus Christ on March 16, 2003. He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Ann B. Salvo; five children, Anne Marie Salvo-Lujan and her husband, Clyde of Taylorsville KY, William A. Salvo and his wife, Mary Louise of Albuquerque, Robert B. Salvo and his wife, Judy of Horse Springs, NM, Rebecca J. Salvo-Jaramillo and her husband, Sam of Albuquerque and Susan D. Salvo-Wendt and her husband, Mark of Moriarty, NM; 14 grandchildren, Rebecca M. Vallejos and her husband, Juan, Julia M. Salvo, Robert Rubio, Michael Rubio, Christopher Rubio, Matthew Rubio and Bryan Rubio, Dominic R. Salvo, Dylan Salvo and his wife, Jessica, Johnny B. Salvo II, Benjamin J. Melendrez, Jeremy M. Melendrez, Kristian M. Chavez, BeAnna J. Chavez and her fiance, Aaron Mortensen; two great-grandchildren, Elijah S. Vallejos and Chad S. Mortensen; two brothers, Sam Salvo of Santa Fe and Bernard Salvo of Florida; two sisters, Delores Farquer and her husband, Alfred of Albuquerque and Anna Weybrew and her husband, Steve of Raton, NM; and numerous beloved nieces, nephews, cousins, in-laws, and friends. John was preceded in death by his parents, Dominic and Maddalena Salvo; brother, Dominic (Babe) Salvo; sister, Lin Rieger; mother-in-law, Bee Badgett; and sister-in-law, Eleanor Salvo. John was born May 9, 1931 in Dawson, Colfax Co, NM where he achieved Eagle Scout in the BSA, excelled at athletics and music, and graduated from Dawson High School in 1949. He joined the Navy earning meritorious citation and was honorably discharged in 1950. Returning to New Mexico, John quarterbacked for and lettered with the Highland University Cowboys. Met and on August 17, 1952, married his sweetheart, Ann Badgett. After earning his Bachelor's Degree in education and student teaching at West Las Vegas, he taught and coached at Santa Rosa and Bloomfield leading numerous basketball and football teams to state finals and achieving two state titles. He was twice elected to coach in the annual North/South match up. He returned to Highlands University to earn his Masters Degree in education and Education Specialist in Administration followed by serving in administration at Tularosa and as Superintendent of Schools for 12 years at Moriarty. John served as Mayor of the city of Moriarty; served on the board of Central NM Electric Co-op and Rural Co-ops of NM; and was appointed Secretary of Commerce and Industry by Governor Bruce King. He owned and operated several business ventures during his lifetime. The Church Service will be held 3:00 p.m., Thursday, March 20, 2003 at Sombra Del Monte Christian Church, 2528 Utah Ave., NE, Albuquerque, NM 87110. A"Celebration of Life" Service will be held at 7:00 p.m., Thursday, March 20, 2003 at the John B. Salvo High School Gym, Moriarty, NM.
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Smith -- Christopher Glenn Smith, 31, and a lifelong resident of Albuquerque, died on March 16, 2003 in Albuquerque. He was a graduate of Rio Grande High School in 1991. He is survived by his parents, Thomas and Doretha Richardson of Albuquerque; two children, Mitchell Smith and Devin Smith and their mother, Linda Sandoval, all of Albuquerque; brothers, Cedric Richardson of Albuquerque, Allan Richardson and Mark Richardson, both of Tucson, AZ, and Todd Richardson of Portland, OR; sister, Bridgette Kramer of Placerville, CA; and many loving aunts, uncles and friends. Visitation will begin at 10:00 a.m. Thursday, March 20, 2003 followed at 11:00 a.m. with Memorial Services in Chapel of Sunrise, 7601 Wyoming Blvd NE, with Randell Kikta officiating. Sunrise Funeral Options 7601 Wyoming Blvd NE Albuquerque, NM 87109 (505) 821-0010
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Smith -- Michael A. Smith March 19, 1971 - September 30, 2002 HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Wishing you were, we MISS YOU so very much The love you gave your sisters and I and the memories will be with us forever! With Love Mom, Grandma, Gina, Rhianna, Joshua, Joseph, Carlos Jr, Demetri, Carlos and Ted.
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Sullivan -- In Remembrance of John L. Sullivan August 30, 1947 - March 19, 2002Son, it has been a year since the Lord called you home. It has been a hard year for all your family. We love you and miss you so much. Your loving family
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Tafoya -- Christina C. Tafoya, otherwise known as"Grandma T", passed away peacefully at her home. She was 93. She was preceded in death by her husband, George; beloved daughter, Stella"Candi" Armijo; brothers, Julian and Dan Lovato; sister, Margaret Sanchez; and her great-grandchild, Christopher Church. She is survived by her daughters, Jo Cleghorn and husband, Rudy of El Reno, OK; Rita Rael and husband, Richard of Albuquerque and Georgianna Weathers, Ron Weathers of El Paso, TX; her sister, Emma Elkins; brother, Pete Lovato; and step-brother, Andres Castillo; sister-in-law, Fabiola Lovato. Christina was born in Pajarito, NM in 1909. She took great joy in cooking for her family, loved to dance, and was known as"twinkle toes" by her dance friends. Her love of God was known to all, and everyone would turn to her for prayer. She was deeply loved by her grandchildren and their spouses: Albert Armijo, Phil Church, Carol Wilson, Deborah Rael-Buckley, Valerie Lawrence, Lorraine Collins, Richard G. Rael, John Rael, Irene Rael-Ramirez, Ronnie Barberan, Maria Weathers, Suzie Crawley, and Allison Ramos. Much joy was brought to her by seeing her great grandchildren: Phillip Church, Heidi Elemenhorst, Heather Macky , Christina and Beau Wilson, Justin Lawrence, Joshua and Jordan Rael, Mateo and Annaleise Rael, Logan and Westin Barberan, Dillion and Madison Smith, Amanda Grae and Cameron Crawley, Siobahn Weathers, Ethan and Samantha Ramos; one great-great-grandson, Dixton Clark. Rosary Services will be held at Our Lady of Fatima Church , 4020 Lomas NE.,on Thursday, March 20, 2003 at 7:00 pm. Mass will be held at Our Lady of Fatima Church, Friday March 21, 2003 at 10:00 am. Burial at Mount Calvary Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Lovelace Hospice in gratitude for their love and care. Arrangements by Direct Funeral Services, 2919 4th ST. NW. Albuq. 505-343-8008
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Taylor -- Dorothy Aileen Taylor, 91, a resident of Montebello in Albuquerque, died Thursday, March 13, 2003. Aileen's husband, Ernest H. Taylor; and daughter, Sandra A. Plunkett preceded her in death. She is survived by her daughter, Sylvia Tufts (Paul) of Flossmoor, IL; son-in-law, Douglas R. Plunkett of Las Vegas, NV; and four grandchildren, Erik and Amy Plunkett of Las Vegas, NV, Randy Tufts of Eagan, MN and Brian Tufts of Wilmette, IL. Aileen was a member of Immanuel Presbyterian Church, Albuquerque, Chapter #67 of the Order of Eastern Star, Las Novias and Gideons International. The family requests that memorial bequests be made to the Immanuel Presbyterian Church, 114 Carlisle Blvd. SE, Albuquerque, NM 87106. A Memorial Service will be held at Immanuel Presbyterian Church on Saturday, April 5, 2003 at 1:30 p.m.
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