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Semones -- Theresa D. Semones, a resident of Albuquerque since 1956, passed away September 27, 2002, after a long illness. She was born in Grants, New Mexico, on May 6, 1935.She is survived by her husband, Elmer L. Semones, of Albuquerque.They were married October 6, 1956, in Santa Fe, New Mexico.She is also survived by daughter Dee Dee Semones and Steve Rainey of Tucson, Arizona; son Richard Semones and wife Martha of Albuquerque; son Michael Semones of Albuquerque; daughter Donna Semones and Mike Foulds of Livermore, California; grandchildren Chance Richard Semones of Albuquerque, Jessica Marie Foulds and Jeremy Foulds of Livermore, California, and Julie Martin of Santa Cruz, California. She is also survived by her brother Joseph Gallegos and wife Sylvia of Big Springs, Texas; sister-in-law Louise Gallegos of Albuquerque; sister Margie Hanley and husband Leon of Palm Springs, California; and many nieces; nephews; cousins; and friends.She was preceded in death by her parents Henry and Lucy Gallegos; brother Henry Gallegos Jr. and wife Vera; and brother John E. Gallegos. Theresa worked at Our Lady of the Assumption Catholic church and school from 1961 to 2001. She dedicated her life to her God, church, and family, and ministered her care and love to her parishioners, staff, parents, and especially the children.Those she knew were never refused and always comforted.She loved her family and friends, the Dallas Cowboys, triple-chocolate anything, Dunkin Donuts, telling stories, and a good joke.Theresa will live forever in the hearts of those she loved. A rosary will be recited on Monday, September 30 at 7:00 PM at Our Lady of the Assumption Church, 811 Guaymas Place NE.A funeral mass will be held on Tuesday, October 1, at 10:00 AM at Our Lady of the Assumption Church, which will be co-celebrated by Father Ed Domme and Father Ronald Bruckner.French Mortuary assisted with arrangements.
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Sievert -- Clifford A. Sievert was born in Richmond Hills, NY and raised in Wisconsin. He was a resident of New Mexico for 40 years, including eighteen years in Rio Rancho. He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Jean; daughter Linda Stebbins and son-in-law Jack Stebbins of Los Ranchos.Cliff was a 50 year member of the James B. Hayes Blue Lodge in the Valley of Milwaukee, the Ballut Abyad Shrine, and is a 32 degree Mason. A political activist for many years, Cliff had a strong sense of personal and political right and wrong. He will be greatly missed by his family and friends.A Memorial Service will be held Thursday, October 3, 2002 at 10:00 am at Faith Evangelical Free Church, 900 Southern Boulevard SE. Memorial contributions in Cliff's name may be made directly to the church.Arrangements by Direct Funeral Services, 2919 4th ST. NW. Albuq. 505-343-8008
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Soto -- Connie Lou Soto, 69, a resident of Albuquerque since 1933, died Saturday, September 28, 2002.She is survived by her brother, Cecil Soto and wife, Rosalia of Los Lunas; brother-in-law, Eloy Sandoval, of Albuquerque; nieces, Marisa Soto and Melaine Soto; nephews, Christopher Sandoval and wife, Pam, Gregory Sandoval and wife, Diana, Paul Sandoval and Matthew Soto; great-niece, Cameo; and great-nephews, Christopher, Nicholas and Devon.She was preceded in death by her parents, Cecil and Elizabeth Soto and sister, Mary Ann Sandoval.Connie was a member of Our Lady of Annunciation Church, where she served as a Eucharistic Minister.Rosary will be recited Monday, 7:00 p.m., at French Mortuary, University Blvd. Chapel, 1111 University Blvd. NE. Mass will be celebrated Tuesday, 8:30 a.m., at Our Lady of the Annunciation Church, 2532 Vermont NE.Interment will follow at Mt. Calvary Cemetery. Friends may visit French Mortuary, 1111 University Blvd. NE, Monday from 5:00 p.m. until rosary.
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Tapia -- The family of Mr. Joe L. Tapia wishes to express their sincere gratitude to all relatives and friends who were so kind and sympathetic during their recent loss. Special thanks is extended to those whom sent the beautiful floral tributes, cards, food and spiritual support. Your kindness will always be remembered. Funeral Services were entrusted to: Alameda Mortuary 9420 4th Street NW.
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Trujillo -- Steve Patrick, 49, a resident of San Ysidro, N.M., for 29 years, formerly of Ponderosa, N.M., passed away Friday, September 28, 2002, at the Heart Hospital in Albuquerque. He was born January 24, 1953, in Albuquerque. He is the husband of Barbara Christilaw and the son of Cipriano Trujillo and Eva Lucero Trujillo. He worked as a pipe fitter for JCI for 23 years. He was a member of the Pipe Fitters Local Union 412 and of the Catholic church. He was preceded in death by his father, Cipriano Trujillo, in 2000. He is survived by his wife Barbara; mother, Eva; children, Adam Paul and wife Araceli of Los Alamos, Adrian Patrick and wife Karen of Fontana, Calif., and Amy Trujillo of San Ysidro; sisters, Rita Hoogerhuis of Bernalillo, Sally Pacheco and husband Fred of Albuquerque, Evelyn Martinez and husband Richard of Santa Cruz, N.M., and Judy Gachupin and husband Arnold of Albuquerque; granddaugther, Mia Trujillo, mother-in-law, Priscilla Christilaw; special godson, Skylar Hoogerhuis; and many nieces and nephews. Visitation is Sunday, September 29, 6 to 8 p.m., at Vista Verde Mortuary Chapel, 4310 Sara Rd. at Meadowlark Lane in Rio Rancho. Rosary will be Sunday, September 29, at 7 p.m. at Vista Verde Mortuary Chapel. Funeral service will be Monday, September 30, 11 a.m., at Santo Toribio Catholic Church in Ponderosa. Interment will follow at the Catholic cemetery in Ponderosa. Pallbearers will be: Jason Hoogerhuis; Scott Hoogerhuis; Jerrod Pacheco; James Martinez; Kevin Martinez; and Cameron Gachupin. Arrangements by Vista Verde Mortuary, 892-9920.
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Walker -- William (Bill) Nelson, Jr., 82, died Wednesday, September 25, 2002. He is survived by two daughters and one son-in-law, Pamela S. Walker of El Paso, TX, and Patricia L. and Rob Rechard of Albuquerque; and four grandchildren, Karen Walker of Nevada, Kyle and Kara Rechard of Albuquerque, and Kaelin Walker of El Paso. He was preceded in death by his wife of 50 years, Charlotte Ruth Walker; and son, William J. Walker. Bill was born October 25, 1919 in Salt Lake City, to Pauline Spidel and William Nelson, Sr., a partner in a medical supply business. Although his family lived for a short time in California and Price, Utah, he spent most of his life in Salt Lake. Bill was a Star Boy Scout, in DeMolay, and in junior ROTC. He graduated from East High School in 1937. He went on to the University of Utah to study biology, and was part of the fencing team and ROTC. He asked for active duty after the attack on Pearl Harbor and was commissioned as a 2nd Lieutenant Artillery officer in 1941. He was first stationed in the Hawaiian Islands and later joined the 75th Joint Assault Signal Company (JASCO). He participated in five major Pacific campaigns (Kwajalein in the Marshall Islands, New Guinea, Leyte and Luzon in the Philippines, and Okinawa), usually as a forward observer for the field artillery. He returned home as a Captain in 1945 and remained on active duty for several years. He then served as a reserve officer for several more. Rather than return to college, he opted to study photography, and was employed by Eastman Kodak. He met his wife, Ruth, through mutual friends at the Ft. Douglas Officers Club and was married June 14, 1952. After working at General Electric and Einco, he took a job at Sperry Rand (later part of UNYSIS) in 1959 where he was employed for 25 years, first as a draftsman and later as a computer chip designer. In Salt Lake, he was a charter member of Westvale Presbyterian Church for 33 years, and like his father, a lifelong Mason and member of Argenta Lodge. His favorite pastime was gardening, though his children cajoled him into many other activities. In 1996, Bill and Ruth moved to Albuquerque and were members of First Presbyterian Church. A memorial service will be held at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, October 1, at First Presbyterian Church in Albuquerque. Memorials to his memory may be made to the First Presbyterian Church Capital Campaign, New Church Development of the Presbyterian Presbytery of Sante Fe, or Albuquerque Zoo.
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Whitmore -- Lawrence Victor Whitmore, 60, a resident of Old Laguna, New Mexico passed away on September 26, 2002.Mr. Whitmore is survived by his sisters, Pat Smith and Husband Wesley, Bernadette Whitmore, Frances Whitmore, Sarah Whitmore and Margo Whitmore; one brother, Martin Whitmore and wife Geneva; several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, Godchildren, cousins and friends. Mr. Whitmore was a member of the Catholic Church and a Veteran of the Unites States Marine Corps. serving in the Vietnam Era. A visitation for Mr. Whitmore will be Monday after 5:00pm at Lawrence's home in Old Laguna with a Rosary to be recited at 7:00pm.A final visitation will be Tuesday morning from 8:30am until 9:00am at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Old Laguna with Mass of Christian Burial to be celebrated at 9:00am by Father Larry.Interment will follow at the Santa Fe National Cemetery at 2:00pm with full Military Honors by the D.A.V. Chapter #3.Pallbearers will be Louis Whitmore, Randy Whitmore, Michael Whitmore, Ronald Sarracino Jr., David Lorenzo, and Loren Smith.Honorary Pallbearers, Germaine Romero, Del Begay, Harold Lockwood, Dale Fernando, Michael Fernando, and Alvino Wacondo. Gabaldon Mortuary, 1000 Old Coors Road SW in charge of the arrangements. 243-7861
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Wilson -- Violet Hughes Wilson, 82, born April 14, 1920, died Wednesday, September 18, 2002. She is survived by her daughter, Diane Goldfarb and husband, Donald of Albuquerque; and by her grandson, Jeffrey Goldfarb and wife, Michelle of Burtonsville, MD. Violet was born in Beaufort, SC and was a graduate of Limestone College. She had been a resident of Albuquerque since 1978. Violet was a sweet, gentle and good-natured person. She was dearly loved by her family and friends and will be greatly missed. A memorial graveside service will be held at St. Helena's Episcopal Church in Beaufort at a later date. French Mortuary, 7121 Wyoming Blvd. NE.
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Woodward -- Funeral Services for Maria Woodward will be held on Monday at Sacred Heart Catholic Church where the Mass will be celebrated at 9:00 a.m. Burial will take place at Fairview Memorial Park. A Rosary for Mrs. Woodward will be recited on Sunday evening at 7:30 p.m. at Salazar & Sons Mortuary, 400 Third St. SW.
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Zulema -- Nichols, age 92, passed away September 26, 2002 at the Guadalupe County Hospital in Santa Rosa following an extended illness. Zulema was born February 12, 1910 in Santa Rosa to the home of Simon Serrano Sr. and Petrita Chavez Serrano. She was reared and attended schools in Santa Rosa. Zulema married Thomas Nichols June 3, 1950 in Santa Rosa. She had been a resident of Los Amigos Nursing Center since December 31, 2001. Zulema was a member of St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church where she was involved in the Altar Society, a charter member of the Catholic Daughters of America Court 2276, Prayer Group, Marriage Enrichment, Cursillo, she sang in different church choirs, she was a Eucharistic Minister in church as well as the shut ins and the hospital, a lecturer and commentator and a founding member of the SEARCH program. Not only was Zulema active in her Church but also in her community. She was an original member of the Los Amigos Nursing Home Board, she was Secretery-Treasurer for the St.Joseph Cemetery Association for many years, she served as a bailiff and a translator for the court system, and a member of the Bridge Club. Zulema also made time for work as she worked for various restaurants in Santa Rosa such as Letties Restaurant and the Adobe Inn Restaurant, she also worked for the County Nurse, Post Office, Power Plant, Teeter's Department Store, Parish Secretery, Chamber of Commerce Secretary, OPA and even as a DJ for KSYX AM Radio. She enjoyed embroidering, crocheting, reading and music. Zulema is preceded in death by her parents; her first husband Benerito Baros; her second husband Horacio Maritinez; her grandson Robert Ramon Campos; her brother and sister Eslinda Sanchez and Luciano Serrano; sister in laws Margie Serrano, Mary Serrano and Toni Serrano; Brother in laws Napoleon Romo and Speedy Sanchez. Survivors include her husband Thomas Nichols of Santa Rosa; her daughters Mary Belle Baros Lucero and husband Samuel of Rio Rancho, Ida Jo Baros Campos and husband Albert of Santa Rosa; her grandchildren Karl Lucero of Rio Rancho, Paula Domniguez and husband Tim of Rio Rancho, Pete Campos and wife Lori of Las Vegas, Tommy Campos and wife Barbara, Lettie Chavez and husband Abel, Albert Campos, Jr. and wife Brenda all of Santa Rosa, Brothers and sister Adolph Serrano of Santa Rosa, Simon Serrano and wife Pita of Albuquerque, Luis Serrano and wife Dulce of Santa Rosa, Zolio Serrano and wife Vickie of Albuquerque, Frank Serrano and wife Ofelia of Woodland, Texas, Robert Serrano of Santa Rosa, Charles Serrano and wife Angie of Santa Rosa and Alice Romo of 0Dallas, Texas. Also surviving are 17 great-grandchildren; 1 great-great grandchild and numerous nieces;7 nephews and a host of relatives and friends. Rosary services will be held on Sunday evening at 7:00 from St. Rose of Lima Church in Santa Rosa. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday afternoon at 1:00 also from St. Rose Church. Burial will follow in the family plot at St. Joseph Cemetery. Serving as Pallbearers will be Pete Campos, Tommy Campos, Albert Campos, Jr., Karl Lucero, Abel Chavez and Tim Dominguez. All services are entrusted to Chavez Funeral Home, 923 South 3rd St. Santa Rosa, NM (505)472-3369 www.chavezfuneralhome.com. .DMP
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