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Templeton -- Frank Templeton, 98, passed away Saturday, March 15, 2003. He was born on June 5, 1904 to Frank and Amanda Banks Templeton in Range County, TX. As a young boy, he moved with his parents by covered wagon to New Mexico where his parents and 12 siblings homesteaded in the Taos-Carson area. Frank joined the Marines at 18 and was assigned to the USS Maryland in the Cuba-Panama area. He always participated with the Marine Corps Rifle Team and was honored to win the"Navy E" for his shooting ability. Later he worked with the Calvary and thus started a lifelong love of horses and animals. Frank was active in his church and was nicknamed"the Candy Man" by all of the children. He loved to serve in the temple each week and did so up until his death. Frank was preceded in death by his wife, Evelyn; son, Renae; and grandson, Rodney. Survivors include his daughter, Mary; granddaughters, Kathy Bishop and husband, Myron and Cheri Johnson and husband, Jeff; and several nieces and nephews. Services will be Thursday, March 20 at 1:00 p.m. at the LDS Church at 12701 Indian School Road NE with burial to follow at Gate of Heaven Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Rick Wadley, Steve Wadley, Ryan Bishop, Nathan Bishop, Don LaFond, Michael Gardner, Roger Thompson and James Witt. Honorary Pallbearers will include Drew McGinnis, Myron Bishop, Aaron Bishop, Matthew Bishop, Carson Anderson, Conrad Anderson, Jeff Johnson, Derek Johnson, Andrew Johnson, Spencer Johnson, Tanner Johnson, Richard Wadley and Howard Shupe. Viewing will be prior to the service from 12:00 to 12:40 p.m. in the Relief Society room. Sunrise Funeral Options 7601 Wyoming Blvd NE Albuquerque, NM 87109 (505) 821-0010
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Urban -- Patrick James Urban, MD, 39, a resident of Albuquerque, died on March 14, 2003, while climbing in the vicinity of Lake Louise, Alberta, Canada. He is survived by his wife, Denise Coleman, MD; daughters, Samantha 4, and Jessica 2; his parents, Jim and Roberta"Robbi"; sisters, Betsy and Holly; and brother, Scott. He was born in Deols, France and grew up in Denver, Colorado. He attended Cherry Creek High School and graduated from the University of Colorado and the St Louis University Medical School. He completed his residency at the University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center in 1993, at which time he joined as an obstetrician and gynecologist the Women's Specialists of New Mexico. He was President of the New Mexico Chapter of the American College of Gynecology. Pat had a passion for mountaineering. In spring 2001 he achieved a lifelong goal of climbing the 54 highest peaks in Colorado; in December 2002, he summitted Kilimanjaro, the highest point in Africa. Pat will be remembered for his good humor, appreciation for good wine and his zest for life. He lived his life to the fullest and was always ready for the next adventure. At the end of every climb he would say,"That was great!! Now I want to go home and see my (three) girls!" He was approximately 3 hours into his all-day trek, and attempting his second peak when he was overcome by an avalanche. His body was recovered by Banff Park wardens the following day under 2.5 meters of snow. Services will be held on Saturday, March 22, 2003 at 6:30 p.m. at the Aquinas Newman Center, 1815 Las Lomas Rd., NE, Albuquerque, New Mexico. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations are made to the Rio Grande Division of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, 2021 Girard SE.
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Vaughan -- Funeral Services for Billie Louise Vaughan will be held on Wednesday at Salazar & Sons Mortuary at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. Richard Garcia officiating. Burial will take place at the Santa Fe National Cemetery at 2:00 p.m. Arrangements by Salazar & Sons Mortuary, 400 Third St. SW.
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Zamora -- Ruth Zamora, 58, a resident of Los Chavez, passed away on Monday March 17, 2003. She was a member of San Clemente Catholic Church in Los Lunas, serving as a Eucharistic Minister. She was also a member of the Catholic Daughters of America in Belen. Ruth was preceded in death by her parents, Manuel and Eulalia Barela; and by her brother, George Barela. She is survived by her loving husband, Nestor Zamora of Los Chavez; her sons, Kenneth Zamora of Belen, Karey Zamora and his wife, Vanessa of Los Lunas, and Kurt Zamora of Los Chavez; her sisters, Clorinda Romero and her husband, Pete of Estancia, Dora Sena and her husband, Arthur of Los Lunas, Eve Waggerman of California, and Emily Lenconi of California; her brothers, Ernest Barela and his wife, Frances of Albuquerque, Charlie Barela of Albuquerque, and Eddie Barela of Peralta; her grandchildren, Gabriel, Phillip, Isabella, Suzannah, and Fabian Zamora; and by her special nieces, Natalie Trujillo and Marie Chavez. Visitation for Mrs. Zamora will begin at 6:30 PM Wednesday March 19th at San Clemente Catholic Church in Los Lunas with a rosary to be recited at 7:00 p.m. by Deacon John O'Hare. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Thursday morning at 10:00 a.m. also at San Clemente. Burial is scheduled for 1:30 p.m. at the Santa Fe National Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Clarence, Dominic, Shawn, and Johnny Romero, Rick Trujillo Sr., and Rick Trujillo Jr. Honorary pallbearers will be her god daughters Natalie Trujillo, Linda Garcia, Yolanda Chavez, and Juanita Martinez. Arrangements by Riverside Funeral Home in Belen, 864-4448.
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Alloy -- Frank J. Alloy, 83, a resident of Albuquerque, died Sunday, March 16, 2003. He is survived by his son, Joseph B. Alloy of Albuquerque; daughters, Angela Pickerel and husband, Gary of Albuquerque, Celeste T. Alloy of Portales, New Mexico; and grandson, Joseph Gibbons. He was a beloved husband, loving father, and grandfather and will be deeply missed by all those who knew him. Rosary will be recited on Wednesday, March 19, 2003 at 7:00 p.m. at French Mortuary, Lomas Blvd. Chapel. Mass will be celebrated at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, March 20, 2003 at Gate of Heaven Chapel, 7999 Wyoming Blvd. NE, with Father Sam Falbo, Celebrant. Entombment will follow. French Mortuary 10500 Lomas Blvd. NE 275-3500
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Anderson -- Virginia Anderson, 75, a resident of Los Lunas, passed away peacefully in her home surrounded by loved ones on Saturday, March 15, 2003. She was a member of the San Clemente Catholic Church, Alter Society, PTA of Los Lunas, and the Valencia County Extension Club. She worked at the Los Lunas Hospital and Training School as a secretary for many years. Virginia enjoyed her many friendships made while participating in the activities at the Los Lunas Senior Citizens Center. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband of 53 years, James"Jim" in 2000; her son, Philip Eamon in 1958; parents, Ralph and Tillie Bocell; and her two brothers, Stanley and Gilbert Bocell. She is survived by her eight children, Catherine Anderson of Albuquerque; Stephen Anderson and his wife, Linda of Woodland Park, CO; Helen Anderson of Anton Chico, NM; Maurine Davis and her husband, Michael of Rio Rancho; Loraine Sanchez and her husband, Donald of Los Lunas; Paul S. Anderson and his wife, Wanda of Albuquerque, Mary Anderson of Albuquerque; and Dolores Yarosz and her husband, Ted of Troy, TX; 13 loving grandchildren; and many loving nieces and nephews."Sister" is also survived by her brother, Robert Bocell of TX. A viewing will be held at Romero Funeral Home on Monday, March 17, 2003 at 5:30pm followed by a Rosary at 6:00pm. A funeral Mass will be celebrated on Tuesday, March 18, 2003 at the San Clemente Catholic Church at 10:00am with interment following at the Los Lentes Catholic Cemetery. Pallbearers will be her grandchildren, Andrea and Estevan Sanchez, Amanda, Michael Paul, and Corey Davis, Jacy Morey, Eric Anderson and Adam Anderson. Virginia's family would like to thank her special friends, Laura and Cynthia, for their compassionate friendship and also to the Presbyterian Hospice for their loving care towards her. Please make all donations in Virginia's name to the American Association of Retarded Citizens (505) 883-4630 or the Cancer Association of your choice. Romero Funeral Home 609 N. Main St. Belen NM 87002.
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Baker -- Harold Knight Baker was born in Temple, OK August 12, 1929. During his last days here, he was surrounded by his family. He left this world peacefully to be with Jesus March 15, 2003. Harold was preceded in death by his parents, Zeb and Bertha Baker. He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Jeanette; brother, Ron and wife, Celina of Albuquerque; daughters, Judy and husband, Lynn of Aztec, NM, Kathi and husband, Ron of Idaho, Eileen and husband, Bob of Albuquerque; six grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren; niece, Debbie; and precious cat, Belay. Harold moved to New Mexico at the age of 16 and has resided in Albuquerque since 1948. He worked for Sandia Auto Electric for 53 years. His quick-wit and sense of humor always brought smiles and laughter to his family. Harold's greatest joy was his family. He will be missed tremendously. Memorial Services will be held at St. Stephen's United Methodist Church, 4601 Juan Tabo NE, on Tuesday, March 18, 2003 at 11:00 a.m. with Pastor Jeff Lust officiating. French Mortuary 10500 Lomas Blvd. NE 275-3500
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Bechdol -- Grace Marie Bechdol, age 76, a resident of New Mexico for 32 years died March 16, 2003. Survivors included her daughter, Teresa Ann Harness; sons, Mike Bechdol, Tim Bechdol, Jeff Bechdol, Marshall Bechdol; brother, Marshall Smith; 15 grandchildren; and eight great grandchildren. Viewing and visitation will be held from 11:00 a.m., 1:00 p.m. Wednesday, March 19, 2003 in the Christian Faith Fellowship Church, Gallina, NM. Services will be held at 1:00 p.m. in the Christian Faith Fellowship Church with Pastor Ronnie Chavez officiating. Interment will follow in the Schmidt Cemetery, Llaves, NM. Pallbears will be T.J. Bechdol, Casey Bechdol, Chip Suskey, Beau Bechdol, Todd Evans, Honorable Jim Eaton, Brandon Rector and Chad Rector. Honorary pallbearers will be Matt Bechdol, William Kornrumph, Tim Kornrumph, Tad Clark, Chipper Suskey, Eddie Casados and Richard Duran. Arrangements under the direction of: Strong-Thorne Mortuary 1100 Coal Ave 842-8800
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Chavez -- Roy Raymond Chavez, 50, a lifelong resident of Albuquerque, died Saturday March 15, 2003. He is preceded in death by his mother, Rose A. Chavez., He is survived by his father, Gabriel P. Chavez and wife, Agnes of Albuquerque. He is also survived by his companion, Dywane Gentilini of Albuquerque; daughter, Felicia Martinez and husband, Rod; sister, Jeannette Chavez and Robert Clapp of Grants; sister, Dolores Sisneros and husband, Ben; brother, Danny Chavez of California; sister, Dianne Slater of California, Sarah Angie Gutierrez of Albuquerque. His only grandson, Romeo Martinez; and 16 nephews and nieces. Special thanks to Dr. Fachyi Lee at UNM Hospital. At the end of his life he was under the care of University Hospice. Special thanks are extended to his nurse Leslie Carruthers and his social worker Diane Longeway, and Deacon Al McLane from St. Bernadette's Catholic Church. The family requests that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to University Hospice, 1650 University NE, Suite 200, Albuquerque, NM 87102. A Rosary will be recited at Aspen Funeral Alternatives Chapel, 1935 Juan Tabo NE, on Wednesday evening at 7:00 p.m. Funeral Services will be held on Thursday March 20, 2003 9:00 a.m. at St. Bernadette's Catholic Church, 11401 Indian School Rd. NE. Cremation has taken place and interment of cremains will take place at a later date. Aspen Funeral Alternatives 1935 Juan Tabo NE Albuquerque, NM 8712 (505)323-9000
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Clayton -- Willis"Bill" Clayton, 82, a resident of Albuquerque, beloved husband, father and grandfather, died Sunday, March 16, 2003. He is survived by his two sisters, Martha Tucker of Santa Fe and Charlotte Brice of Oklahoma City, OK; sons, Ronald Clayton and wife, Susan of Grand Canyon, AZ and Rick Clayton and wife, Betty of Albuquerque; daughter, Sharon Zeman and husband, Phillip of Chaparral, NM; six grandchildren, Victoria Zeman, Warren Zeman, Katie Clayton, Jenifer Clayton, Coy Clayton and Will Clayton. Mr. Clayton was preceded in death by his wife, Myrtle May. He was born January 24, 1921 in Bokchito, Oklahoma. Mr. Clayton retired from Mountain Bell after 39 years, Central Office Repair. He was a member of the Telephone Pioneers. Services will be Wednesday, 12:00 noon, at French Mortuary, University Blvd. Chapel, with Ron Clayton officiating. Interment will follow at Sunset Memorial Park, 924 Menaul NE. French Mortuary 1111 University Blvd. NE 843-6333
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