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Zubia -- Edna Zubia, 64, passed away in Dallas, Texas, November 27, 2002. She lived in Albuquerque and worked at Zubia Construction Company. Edna will be remembered as a loving wife, mother, and friend to all who knew her. Her husband Bob had many fond remembrances of her loving kindness and patience, and described her as the salt of the earth. She was preceded in death by her step-father in law Miguel Ayala and is survived by her husband, Robert Bob Zubia; children, Richard Zubia and wife, Roberta, Laverne Zubia, JoAnna Avila and husband, Ernest, Kenneth Zubia, Matthew Zubia and wife, Anna, Mark Zubia and wife, Ruth, Sylvia Francia and husband, Prudencio, Sally Herrera, Ellen Montoya and husband, Pat, Robert Zubia Jr., Naomi Chavez and husband, Leonard; sister, Coco and husband, Polo; brother, Salvador Chavez; numerous grandchildren; great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews other family members and friends who loved and will miss her. Services will be held at Living Water Church, 7002 Acoma Rd. SE. A prayer service and viewing will be held at 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, December 4, 2002. The Funeral Service will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, December 5, 2002. Arrangements by Direct Funeral Services, 2919 4th ST. NW. Albuq. 505-343-8008.
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Armenta -- Jacob"Jack" Armenta, 87, a resident of Tijeras, passed away Saturday, November 30, 2002. He is survived by his wife of 70 years, Margarita Armenta of the family home; 11 children, Joe Armenta, Ethel and Gilbert Sandoval, Bobby and Vivian Armenta, Jake and Daisy Armenta, Matt and Teresa Armenta, Clarence and Linda Armenta, Pauline and Gilbert Torres, Yolanda and Juan Barreras, Kathryn and John Palmer, Kathleen and Ernie Gomez and Daryl Armenta; 37 grandchildren; 52 great-grandchildren; and nine great-great-grandchildren; sister, Dulcinea Sanchez; and brother-in-law, Pedro Riboni; and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and many special friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, Prisca and Jose Armenta; sister, Emma; and brother, Julian Armenta; a granddaughter, Denise Armenta; great-grandson, Isidro Ortiz; daughter-in-law, Bea Armenta; and son-in-law, Ralph Cervantes Sr.. He worked for Kirtland Air Force Base, the State Highway Dept. as a Patrol Foreman, and then retired as a heavy equipment operator/supervisor for Bernalillo County. He started Armenta Trucking and worked part-time for the Village of Tijeras in Road Maintenance. He was a member of Holy Child Catholic Church in Tijeras where he built a grotto and where he was named majordomo for life. His talent for composing verses for many occasions including weddings was very well known. He was also known for his love of family and church, and loved to travel. Rosary for Mr. Armenta will be Monday, December 2, 2002, 8:00 p.m., at Holy Child Catholic Church, Tijeras. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Tuesday, 10:00 a.m., at Holy Child Church, with Fr. Albert Gallegos, Celebrant. Interment will follow at the Tijeras Cemetery. Pallbearers will be his sons, Joe, Bobby, Jake, Matt, Clarence, and Daryl. Honorary pallbearers will be Steve Armenta, Gilbert Sandoval Jr., Leonard Armenta, Gilbert Thomas Torres, Julian Armenta, Matt J. Armenta Jr., Robert Harvey, Try Gonzales, Ralph Cervantes and Kenny Armenta. Hillcrest Funeral Home 225 San Mateo NE 265-5959
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Arvas -- In Loving Memory Of "Papu" PETER ARVAS December 23, 1908 - December 3, 1997We Miss You So Much Your Family
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Baca -- Nicholas Anthony Baca, was taken to our Lord Friday evening, November 29, 2002. Nick was born September 28, 1953 at Tucumcari, NM. He is survived by his loving daughters, Elaine and Stephanie; his parents, Eloy and Flora; his brothers, Herman and wife, Naydene, Thomas and wife, Gloria, and Paul; his sisters, Rita, Kathy and husband, Bobby and Dore; also by numerous uncles, aunts, nephews and nieces. A Rosary will be held at the Church of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary, (4th at Alameda, NW) on Wednesday, evening, December 4, 2002 at 7:00 p.m. Family Services will be held at St. Joseph Church, Mosquero, NM at a later date. Sunrise Society is serving for family , 891-8200.
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Brooks -- A Graveside Service will be held to honor the life of Marjorie Ellen Brooks who died on November 30, 2002, at the age of 87. She was the daughter of Joseph Thomas Overlin and Macie Francis Green Overlin Jenkins. Reared in Trinidad, Colorado, she and her husband, Clyde, who died in 1999, were longtime Albuquerque area residents. Marge's calling in life was that of a homemaker. Her love of children, domestic skills, patience, optimism, humor, gentility, and quiet strength served her well in this role. She is survived by her sons, Richard, Don, Dave, and Jim, who grew up basking in the sunshine of her love. Other survivors include daughters-in-law, Marilyn, Joan, Linda, and Karen; grandchildren Tammy Brisco, Sean Brooks, Mark Brooks, Michael Brooks, Nathan Brooks, Matthew Brooks, and Brian Brooks; great-grandchildren, Ashley Loveless and Jaushua Brisco; and Marge's devoted niece and nephew Carol and David Jenkins. Graveside services will be held Wednesday, December 4, 2002, 1:00 p.m., at Sandia Memory Gardens, 9500 San Pedro NE. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Heart Association of NM, P.O. Box 90790, 87199-0790. Arrangements by French Mortuary, 10500 Lomas Blvd. NE.
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Duffee -- William M. (Bill) Duffee passed away November 25, 2002. He was preceded in death by his wife, Neva; and infant son, Earl. He is survived by his loving wife of 19 years, Pearl; beloved father of three children, William (Cheri) Duffee, Catherine (Bob) Millar, and Barry (Linda) Duffee; three step-children, Barry (Janet) Silbaugh, Steve (Becky) Silbaugh, and Barbara Pinzak; nine grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and brother, James (Betty) Duffee. Bill was born October 16, 1923 in Toledo, Ohio and served courageously in the South Pacific during WWII on the USS Nicholas DD449. He moved his family to Albuquerque in 1957, and in 1958 founded ALTEC, where he was acting president until his retirement in 1989. He and his wife, Pearl have lived in Sun City, AZ for the past 11 years where he was active in many private organizations. They were blessed with many years of happiness, which included numerous trips to Germany and other countries. They came to know and love many people there. He was a wonderful husband and father, and a generous, fun loving man that will be missed by all who knew and loved him. Memorial Services will be held in Albuquerque on December 5, 2002 at the Gate of Heaven Cemetery at 10:00 a.m. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to Hospice.
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Fraser -- Eli Octaviano Fraser, 68, a resident of Rio Rancho for the past sevem years, and formerly of Los Alamos, NM, passed away on Monday, December 2, 2002. Eli was born July 18, 1934 the son of William and Avelina Garcia Fraser in Valdez, New Mexico. He had worked for the Los Alamos Labs as a technician before retiring. Eli was a member of the St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church, the Civitans, and the American Legion of Los Alamos. He is survived by three children, Julie Allen and husband, Scott of Jemez Springs, NM, Bernadette Trujillo of Albuquerque, and Amy Russo and husband, Mat of Phoenix, AZ; two sisters, Oclides De Fusco and husband, John and family, and Lucille Radaelli and husband, Chuck and family; and six grandchildren, Felicia, T.J., Craig, Drew, Nick, and Samantha. Visitaiton will be held on Wednesday, December 4, 2002 from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. in the Chapel of Vista Verde Mortuary, Sara Rd. at Meadowlark Ln., Rio Rancho, with the Rosary being recited at 7:00 p.m. at St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church in Rio Rancho. The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Thursday, December 5, 2002 at 10:30 a.m. at St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church. Interment will be at 1:00 p.m. in the National Cemetery in Santa Fe. Pallbearers will be Scott Allen, T. J. Allen, Mat Russo, Drew Russo, Craig Moore, and John DeFusco. Honorary pallbearers will be Nick Russo, Chuck Radaelli, and other family and friends. In lieu of flowers, it has been suggested that contributions be made in Eli's name to the VistaCare Sandia Hospice, 4725 India School Rd. NE, Albuquerque, NM 87110. Vista Verde Mortuary 4310 Sara RD. 892-9920
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Gabaldon -- Lloyd M. Gabaldon Sr., age 76, passed away at home December 1, 2002. He was born in Cerrillos, NM. and was raised in Gallup, NM. He served for 14 years in the US Navy USS Delta AR-9, as a Motor Machinist Mate 3rd Class, receiving a victory Medal during WWII, and worked for Sandia Base as a Field Commander for 26 years at the Nuclear Defense Agency. He was also Commander of the American Legion in Gallup, member of the VFW in Gallup, and current member of the American Legion Post 99. Lloyd loved music, dancing, and adored children. He was preceded in death by his father, Bonefacio Gabaldon; mother, Guadalupe Gabaldon; and brother, Albert Gabaldon. Lloyd is survived by his wife, Viola Gabaldon; six daughters, JoAnn Garcia and husband, Terry, Shirley Rael and husband Larry, Jeanette Salazar and husband, Daniel, Nancy Sherman and husband, Bill, Henrietta Trujillo and husband Tim, and Lucy Lozano. Lloyd was the proud grandfather of 14 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews, other family and friends who loved and will miss him. Memorial Services will be held at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church, 1860 Griegos Rd. NW. A memorial rosary will be recited at 4:00 p.m. on Wednesday, December 4, 2002. Memorial Mass will be celebrated at 10:00am on Thursday, December 5, 2002, with burial following at Santa Fe National Cemetery. Arrangements by Direct Funeral Services, 2919 4th ST. NW., Albuq. 505-343-8008.
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Gonzales -- A Rosary for Nicolas Gonzales Sr. will be recited Tuesday at 7:00 p.m. at the Ascension Catholic Church, 2150 Raymac Rd. S.W. A Mass will be celebrated Wednesday at 10:00 a.m. at the Ascension Church. Burial will follow at the National Cemetery in Santa Fe. The Salazar & Sons Mortuary in charge of arrangements.
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Grashoff -- William Henry Grashoff, formerly of Albuquerque, died on November 28, 2002 in Bellevue, Washington. He was 89. Mr. Grashoff was born on January 21, 1913 in New York City, the son of Hermann and Agnes Grashoff. He was raised in New York City and Staten Island. On April 15, 1939 he married Frieda Marie Edwards in New York City. He served in the United States Air Force from 1936 to 1965 and retired as a Lt. Col. at Kirtland Air Force Base in Albuquerque. He and his wife lived in many states, Newfoundland, and France. After retirement, they lived in Albuquerque, until August 1998, when they moved to Redmond, Washington. He was preceded in death by his wife, Frieda Marie on April 2, 2000. In his leisure time he enjoyed golfing, fishing, and gardening. Survivors include two daughters, Joyce Williams, of Issaquah, WA, and Linda Milam, of Idaho Falls, Idaho; son, Peter Grashoff, of Longmont, Colorado; four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Remembrances may be made to Hospice of Seattle, 425 Pontius Ave North, Suite 300, Seattle, Washington. A Private Committal Service with military honors was held at Tahoma National Cemetery in Kent, Washington. Friends are invited to sign the family's on-line guest book at www.flintofts.com. Arrangements are by Flintofts Issaquah Funeral Home.
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