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Good -- 1922-2002. Russell W. Good, 80, died on Wednesday, June 26, 2002. He was a resident of Belen for 18 years after his retirement from Quality Mercury in Bloomington, Minnesota in 1984. Russell, known as Bill to his friends and family, served in the infantry of the 70th Trailblazers Division during World War II before returning to his home in Norwood, MN and working with his father and brothers in the family business. He eventually moved to the Twin City area where he lived and worked until his retirement. He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Patricia; sons, Russell K. and his wife, Melodie of Belen; Michael of Bloomington, MN; Mark and his wife, Barbara of Colorado Springs; and daughters, Mary and her husband, Paul Evans of Tampa, Florida and Colleen and her husband, Steve Hermansen of Savage, MN; his brother, David Good and his wife, Corinne of Albuquerque; his sister, Marlys Good of St. Paul, MN; grandchildren, Jeff Good and his wife, Kari of Belen, Kelly Good of Tucson, AZ, and Anne-Marie Good of Belen, Jim Evans and Dalena Good of Washington, D.C., Chris and Kalynn Good of Colorado Springs, Sara and Laura Hermansen of Savage, MN, Juli Evans of Tampa, Florida, and Raquel Johnson, and Paul Good of Bloomington, MN; as well as two great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. Cremation has taken place. A rosary will be recited by Deacon Norbert Sanchez on Saturday, June 29, 2002 at 9:30 a.m. at Our Lady of Belen Catholic Church followed by a Memorial Mass at 10:00 a.m. to be celebrated by Father David Gallegos. Burial will take place on Monday, July 1, 2002 at 11:30 a.m. at the Santa Fe National Cemetery with full military honors. Arrangements by Riverside Funeral Home in Belen.
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Loesch -- John Lessenger"Jack" Loesch, age 85, a longtime resident of Albuquerque died on the 23rd of June 2002 at St. Joseph Hospital's Sandia Hospice Pavilion after a short illness. He was born October 2, 1916 in Fairfield, IA. He served in the U.S. Navy during WWII. He moved with his family to Albuquerque in 1956. His great love was hiking in the mountains with friends and family. He was preceded in death by his wife, Virginia. He is survived by a sister, Suzanne Kline and husband, Willard of Waterloo, IA; and three daughters, Kathie Jarrett and husband, Al of Albuquerque, Pam Hinchcliffe and husband, David of Albuquerque and Sara Frank and husband, Curt of Cupertino, CA. He was much loved by his six grandchildren, David, Benjamin, Jason, Amy, Jeremy and Bethany; and three great-grandchildren, Francesca, Anastasia and James. They loved his sense of humor and his funny stories. Cremation and arrangements are being made by Direct Funeral Services. It was his wish that no services be held. His family asks that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to Sandia Hospice.
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Lopez -- Leonard T. Lopez, age 67, died Sunday, June 23, 2002. He is survived by daughters, Rosa Lee Lopez and Lisa Ann Blair both of Las Vegas, NV; brothers and sisters, Adan T. Lopez and wife, Nora, Eumelia Lopez, Albert T. Lopez all of Albuquerque, Rosenda (Rose) Strickland and husband, Dave of Apple Valley, CA, Julian Guadalupe T. Lopez of Albuquerque, Maria Benedicta (Bennie) Fulton and husband, Bill of Mayfield, KY, Maria Del Carmen Lopez y Trujillo Lopez Martin and husband, Bryce of Albuquerque, Jose Orlando Lopez and wife, Juanita of Corpus Christi, TX, Rafaelita Romero and husband, Salomon of Los Lunas, and Jolanda Diana Lopez of Albuquerque; six grandchildren, Manuel Trujillo Lopez, Raymond Lawrance Lopez Jr., Viola Thackston, Riva Blair, Leanna Blair, and Christian Blair; and several step-children. Leonard was preceded in death by his parents, Jose B. Lopez and Veneranda Trujillo Lopez; and sister, Elvira Parker. Leonard was a member of AARP and also the American Legion. A Rosary will be held on Thursday, June 27, 2002, at 7:00 p.m., at San Jose Parish, 2401 Broadway SE. Cremation and Private interment will follow. Arrangements by Aspen Funeral Alternatives, 1935 Juan Tabo NE. 323-9000.
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Molina -- Josefita (Josie) Amelia Trujillo Molina, age 76. Josefita went home to be with the Lord after a long illness on Wednesday, June 26, 2002 in her home at 3:15 a.m. She was born on May 29, 1926 in Jarales, NM to Manuel and Fedelina Trujillo. Josie is preceded by the death of her husband of 54 years, Luis Molina, October 13, 2000. She is survived by six of her eight children, Herman Molina and wife, Hazel, Leroy Molina and wife, Judy, Isidro Molina and wife, Terri, Marie Virginia Schultz and husband, Deacon Ronald Schultz, Eloisa Molina-Dodge and husband, Felipe Dodge II, Annabell Muniz and husband, Albert; two of her baby girls died at birth. She is also survived by her 14 grandchildren, Shirley Ann Molina and Danny Torres, Veronica and James Bustos, Theresita Molina, Luis Molina, Shannon and Roger Padilla, Micholine and CJ Patterson, Josephine Molina, Andrew Molina, Misty Schultz, Esperanza Dodge, Felipe Dodge III, Estevan Dodge, Genevieve Muniz, and Emilio Muniz; six great-grandchildren, Anthony, Mercedes T., Dominique, Mercedes P., Shy and Isac; three sisters, Cidia Trujillo and her husband, Albino, Carmen Sanchez and her husband, Elfigo and Rosie Leveque and her husband, Larry; sister-in-law, Clarita Trujillo, wife of Josie's late brother, Eulalio Trujillo, February 19, 2002; sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law; many cousins, nephews, nieces and countless other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her other brother and two sisters, Erlindo Trujillo, April 8, 1994, Eutimia Montoya, August 9, 1994, and Lola Trujillo, June 20, 1948. Josie was a devoted member of St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church. Throughout her many years as a parishioner she had been an active member and volunteer of the Altar Society, Eucharistic League and Holy Hour, St. Vincent De Paul Society, Holy Name Society and the Spanish Choir and she was also a Eucharistic Minister. Josie's life was a wonderful, true example of what a Christian is. She was in love with our Lord, Jesus, and it showed through her devotion to Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament, and Our Blessed Mother Mary through all her prayers expecially through the divine intervention of the Holy Rosary. She attended daily Mass and Holy Hour visitations fro many years with her husband, Luis. Josie was ALWAYS giving of herself to others. Others ALWAYS came first. Besides having a career as a terrific housewife, the best #1 mom, grandma and great-grandma, she was a generous and giving volunteer. She volunteered her time in taking charge of distributing commodities for the southeast area for a great number of years. For many, many years she helped numerous elderly women with daily chores, doctor and grocery visits, etc. Josie was also quite an artist at repairing and restoring religious statues and religious cloth paintings. As a meditation and hobby for numerous years, she enjoyed and loved the work she did on transforming broken, and sometimes unrecognizable religious statues and paintings into their beautiful former images, often leaving them better than its' original state. Her work can be seen without one realizing it throughout many homes and churches throughout New Mexico. Josie and Luis loved being outdoors where they loved gardening vegetables, fruits and flowers. They loved camping and fishing, and they enjoyed visiting with family and friends. Thanks mom for being you! We will miss your tremendous sense of humor, your laugh and your beautiful smile. Thank you for all the wonderful stories that still make us laugh. We'll miss all the talks we shared. Thank you for all the conversations, your words of wisdom, and teaching. Thank you for sharing all your religious experiences and miracles with us. In our eyes you are truly a saint. We'll miss your warm, welcoming company. Thank you for all the love you constantly gave. We'll miss your spiritual example. Thank you for passing on your beautiful faith in God. We'll miss how you loved to hum and how extremely patient you were. Thank you for being you, the most beautiful woman we know! We love you mom very, very, very much. Until we meet again, mom, rest in peace with the Lord. From all your children. Visitation will take place on Thursday, June 27, 2002 from 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. at Salazar & Sons, 3rd and Lead. A viewing will take place before the Rosary at 7:00 p.m, Rosary at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, June 28, 2002 at St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church at 1818 Coal Place SE. The Funeral Mass will be held on Saturday, June 29, 2002 at 9:30 a.m. also at St. Charles Borromeo Church. The Burial will follow at Mt. Calvary Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to St. Vincent de Paul/St. Charles Parish in memory of Josie Molina.
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Slater -- Consuelo"Connie" Slater, 77, a resident of Albuquerque for 42 years, went to be with our Lord Wednesday, June 26, 2002. She is survived by her husband of 56 years, Art; and her three sons, Charles, Pat, and Walter Slater; granddaughters, Connie Rhinehart and husband, Norman of Dallas, TX and Jessi Rae Slater of Albuquerque; grandsons, Chris, Andrew and Michael Slater, all of Albuquerque; and great-grandchildren, Aaron and Melissa Rhinehart, both of Dallas, TX and Cody Slater of Albuquerque. Connie was born in Santa Fe, but was raised in Antonito, CO, where she attended high school. Connie attended college in Atchison, KS studying to become a teacher, but instead, chose a career in politics. She worked as a secretary to Gov. Ed Mecham for two terms, then as secretary to George Beach, County Assessor, also Charlie Woods, New Mexico Education Secretary, Max Coll, Minority Floor Leader and Colin McMillan, Minority Floor Leader, New Mexico House of Representatives. Rosary will be recited Friday, June 28, 2002, at 7:00 p.m., at French Mortuary, Wyoming Blvd. Chapel, 7121 Wyoming Blvd. NE. Mass will be celebrated Saturday, June 29, 2002, at 10:00 a.m., at Church of the Risen Savior, 7701 Wyoming Blvd. NE. Interment will follow at Gate of Heaven Cemetery. Pallbearers will be her sons, Charles, Patrick and Walter Slater; and her grandsons, Chris, Andrew and Michael Slater. French Mortuary, 7121 Wyoming Blvd. NE.
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Ulibarri -- Ralph Adan Ulibarri, 63, passed from this life to his Savior on Wednesday, June 26, 2002. Mr. Ulibarri was born in Chaperito, NM on October 24, 1938. Ralph will be remembered as a hard working and loving man, devoted to his wife and three sons. He is survived by his wife, Ida Serna Ulibarri; first son, Ben Ulibarri and wife, Leanne, and daughters, Amanda and Courtney; second son, Randy Ulibarri and daughters, Randi and Kasey; and third son, Ronald Ulibarri and daughters, Samantha and Brittany and son, Calgery. Ralph was the oldest of twelve brothers and sisters, ten of which survive him; Paulita and Jerry DeAguero, Joe and Alice Ulibarri, Betty and Jim Shaw, Ramono Salas, widow of Jerry, Manuel and Charline Ulibarri, Sally and Edward Alarid, Laura Ulibarri, Larry Ulibarri, Gloria Chavez, Arnold and Cynthia Ulibarri, and Michael and Donna Ulibarri; and numerous nieces and nephews. He founded Ulibarri Construction in 1977 and was active in its operation until his death. His passions were jet skiing and snowmobiling. Rosary will be recited Friday, June 28, 2002, 7:00 p.m., at French Mortuary, Lomas Blvd. Chapel, 10500 Lomas Blvd. NE. Mass will be celebrated Saturday, June 29, 2002, 10:00 a.m., at Sangre de Cristo Catholic Community, 8901 Candelaria NE, with Father Albert J. Podvin, Celebrant. Cremation will follow mass with private disposition of cremains to take place at a later date. Friends may visit French Mortuary, 10500 Lomas Blvd. NE, Friday, June 28, 2002, 4:00 p.m. until Rosary.
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Vigil -- The family of Angela Vigil 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. S.W.
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Wade -- James B. (J.B.) Wade, 75, a resident of Rio Rancho for nine years, died on June 24, 2002. He is survived by his wife of 45 years, Jeanette Wade of the family home; children, Linda Brady and husband, Gene of Rio Rancho, Nancy Harmon and husband, Milo of Rio Rancho, Sheri Wade of Gilbert, AZ and Allen Wade of Albuquerque; grandchildren, James, Anthony, Daniel and Naomi Fisher, Joshua, Aaron and Kyle Harmon, Stephanie and Alyssa Toney; sisters, Alberta Estes and Dorine Burton both of Melrose, NM and Betty Terry of Stapleton, GA; he is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews. James retired from White Sands Missile Range in 1993 where he worked as a Mechanical Engineer. He was a very active member of the First United Methodist Church where he and Jeanette met in Wesley Club and were among one of the first couples to be married in the new sanctuary. James was also a member of the Men's Club and the Wesley Club where he met his wife at the church. He graduated from U.N.M. in 1951 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering. James belonged to NARFE where he is the Northwest District Vice President. He enjoyed fixing cars and belonged to the Albuquerque Genealogy Club. Private interment will take place at Santa Fe National Cemetery. Memorial Service will be on Friday at 2:00 p.m. at First United Methodist Church, 314 Lead SW with Dr. Terry Anderson, officiating. French Mortuary Westside Chapel, 9300 Golf Course Rd. NW.
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Waggoner -- Kirk L. Waggoner, 33, a resident of Albuquerque, passed away June 22, 2002. He is survived by his parents, Kenneth and Geneva Waggoner of Albuquerque; sister, Kelley Contrucci and husband, Mark of Albuquerque; and niece, Hannah Contrucci. He was preceded in death by his brother, Keith Waggoner in 1990. Cremation has taken place and a Memorial Service will be Friday, June 28, 2002, 2:00 p.m., at Hillcrest Funeral Home Chapel. Hillcrest Funeral Home 225 San Mateo NE 265-5959
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Baca -- A final visitation for Mrs. Juanita U. Baca will be Thursday morning from 8:30 a.m. until 9:00 a.m. at Holy Family Catholic Church with Mass of Christian Burial to be celebrated at 9:00 a.m. by Father Manuel Viera. Interment will follow at the Santa Fe National Cemetery at 11:30. Gabaldon Mortuary, 1000 Old Coors Rd SW in charge of the arrangements. 243-7861.
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