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Smythe -- Samuel S. Smythe, 88, a resident of Albuquerque since 1941, died on Saturday, August 24, 2002. He is survived by; his sister-in-law, Ruby Wochner of Canyon, TX; brother-in-law, Raymond Bradshaw of Waterflow, NM; two nieces; five nephews; several other grand-nieces and nephews; and special friend, Roger Rasley of Albuquerque. He was preceded in death by his wife, Edna Smythe, in 1994, and niece, Barbara Hobbs in 1979. Mr. Smythe was a WWII veteran and retired from the U.S. Army and civil service. Services will be held on Tuesday, August 27, 2002, 2:00 p.m., at the Chester T. French Memorial Mausoleum Chapel, 924 Menaul Blvd. NE, with Reverend Clyde Stanfield officiating. Entombment will follow at Chester T. French Memorial Mausoleum. Friends may visit from 1:30 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Mausoleum Chapel. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions may be made to a charity of your choice. French Mortuary, 1111 University Blvd. NE.
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Szuch -- Andy Szuch, age 66, passed away Friday, August 23, 2002 in a local hospital. He was born September 26, 1935 in North Walpole, New Hampshire to the late Alec Michael and Mary Evelyn (Daniels) Szuch. He is survived by his wife of 45,"Gio" Miriam E. Szuch of Albuquerque; two daughters, Terri A. Byrd and husband, Keith of Albuquerque, Brianne M. Szuch of Las Cruces, New Mexico; five sons, Nicholas E. Szuch and wife, Kelli of Albuquerque, Alec M. Szuch of Denver, John A. Szuch and wife, Joanne of Preston, Minn., Toby A. Szuch and wife, Emily of Miramar, Calif., Daniel A. Szuch and wife, Senobia of Albuquerque; two sisters, Catherine Warner of Hudson, Mass., Bertha Mackie of Piermont, NH; and nine grandchildren. Andy was a member of the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church. The Rosary will be recited Monday evening, August 26, 2002 at 7:00 p.m. in the Fern Chapel of Strong-Thorne Mortuary, 1100 Coal Ave. S.E. Mass will be celebrated Tuesday, August 27, 2002 at 1:00 p.m. in the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, 619 Copper Ave. N.W. In lieu of flowers, please make contributions to the Marie Amadea Shelter for Unwed Mothers at 708 Tijeras Ave. N.W., Albuquerque, NM 87102.
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Vargas -- Louisa Bachicha Gilb Vargas died at the age of 68. She was preceded in death by her mother, Carlota Bachicha. She is survived by her devoted husband, Petronilo Wake Vargas, Sr.; two sons, William"Billy" Gilbert, and Isaac Vargas; five daughters, Gloria Vargas and husband Pepe, Jr., Della Jaramillo and husband, Michael, Charlene Sepulvida and husband, John, Jeanette Gilbert and Christina Gonzales and husband, Gilbert, all of Albuquerque; one brother, Joe Bachicha; two sisters, Nina Gomez and Margaret Vargas; 16 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Our beloved mother, grandmother and wife went to Jesus while at home with all her family and friends caring for her during this special time. She was a wonderful person and will be greatly missed. Funeral Services for Mrs. Vargas will be held on Wednesday, August 28, 2002. Final viewing will be held on Wednesday morning at Salazar & Sons Mortuary at 7:45 a.m. with the procession leaving at 9:00 a.m. and Mass will be celebrated at the San Juan Neponuceno Catholic Church in Chililli, at 10:00 a.m. Burial will follow at the Chililli Cemetery. Visitations will be held on Tuesday from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. in the mortuary chapel. A Rosary will be recited Tuesday evening at 7:00 p.m. at the Salazar & Sons Mortuary, 400 Third St. SW.
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Albertson -- J.W."Dub" Albertson, 78, a resident of Albuquerque since 1950 died Friday, August 23, 2002. Dub is survived by his wife of 56 years, Ella Albertson of Albuquerque; daughter, Cheryl Gushard and husband, Ron Hoyt of Albuquerque; sons Jeff Albertson and wife, Shawn of Albuquerque, John Albertson of Santa Fe; sister, Billie Jean Steele and husband, Kelly Kearney of Odessa, TX; grandchildren, Mike Gushard, Heather Cano, Shanda Albertson, Kerri Albertson, Maggie Albertson, Mariah Albertson, Koty Deats; and five great-grandchildren. He served his country in the U.S. Marines in WWII. He was a member of VFW Post #401. Dub was owner operator of Dub's Watch Repair from 1962-1984. He was known as the Watch Maker's Watchmaker. Memorial Services will be held Tuesday, August 27, 2002, 10:00 a.m. at French Morturary, Lomas Blvd. Chapel. Interment of cremains will take place at Santa Fe National Cementary. Arrangements by French Mortuary, 10500 Lomas Blvd. NE.
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Apodaca -- Jose Apodaca, 88, passed away at home August 25, 2002. He was born in Aragon, NM and a long-time resident of Albuquerque. He is survived by; son, Dennis Apodaca; daughters, Corrine Apodaca, Rosie Romero and husband, Alex; numerous grandchildren; sisters, Prescilla Trujillo and Eloisa Fajardo; other family and friends, who loved and will miss him. Services will be held at St. Edwin Catholic Church, 2105 Barcelona Rd, SW, with Rosary recited at 7:00 p.m. on Monday, August 26, 2002. Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, with burial following at Mt. Calvary Cemetery. Pallbearers will be; Larry Apodaca, Michael Apodaca, Patrick Apodaca, Francisco Rael, Dominic Rael, and Robert Romero. Arrangements by Direct Funeral Services, 2919 Fourth St. NW, 343-8008.
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Aragon -- Frieda Gloria Aragon, 51, went home to be with the Lord on August 22, 2002. She was born on October 9, 1950 in Albuquerque, NM. Frieda is survived by her husband, Manuel Aragon; sons, Paul Aragon and wife, Deidre, and Mark Aragon and wife, Rachel; and seven grandchildren. She will be deeply missed by her loving family. Visitations will be held on Tuesday from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. with a Rosary to be recited at 7:00 p.m. in the Eight Street Chapel of Garcia Mortuary. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Wednesday. Time and place are pending and will be announced. Interment will be at the Santa Fe National at 1:00 p.m. Services are in the care of Garcia Mortuary, 717 Stover Ave. S.W. 243-5222.
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Atencio Parra -- Atencio- Mary Atencio Parra, 35, a resident of Albuquerque, died Saturday, August 24, 2002. She is survived by her husband, Rick Parra; son, Jesus Trujillo and children, Roxanne and Ricky Parra, all of Albuquerque; parents, Felicitas Chavez and Robert Atencio and wife, Theresa all of Albuquerque; grandmother, Adela Atencio; brothers, Joseph Atencio and wife, Elaine of Bernalillo, Mario Atencio and wife, Annette of Albuquerque, Ray Atencio and wife, Lori of Albuquerque and Carlos Atencio; sisters, Monica Martinez and husband, Michael of Las Cruces, Sonja Atencio of Albuquerque; and numerous nieces, nephews and friends. Mary graduated from Valley High School in 1985. She was a beloved mother. Rosary will be recited Monday, August 26, 2002, at 7:00 p.m., at Prince of Peace Catholic Church, 125 Carmel Ave. NE with Father Mark Honhart reciting. Mass will be celebrated Tuesday, August 27, 2002, at 10:00 a.m., at Prince of Peace Catholic Church with Father Mark Honhart Celebrant. Interment will follow at Mt. Calvery Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Carlos Atencio, Ray Atencio, Robert Maldonado, Tony Maldonado, Daniel Maldonado, and Gilbert Romero. French Mortuary, 7121 Wyoming Blvd. NE.
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Baca -- Alice T. Baca, 79, a resident of Albuquerque since 1926, died on Saturday, August 24, 2002. She is survived by; her daughter-in-law, Ermalinda C De Baca; sons, Steve Baca and wife, Gabrielle, Michael J. Baca and wife, Helen, Paul M. C De Baca, and Isaac P. CDe Baca and wife, Sara, all of Albuquerque; daughters, Rose Ravia, Yolanda M. Herrera and husband, Jose F., and Judy CDe Baca, all of Albuquerque; grandchildren, Gabriel J. CDe Baca, Fabian A. CDe Baca, Cori J. Baca, Alice M. Romero, Alexander R. Baca, Elizabeth G. Lopez, RaquelM. and Phillip J. Herrera, Savanna R. C De Baca, Marisa A. C De Baca, Jaquelyn N. C De Baca, Jessie Chavez, and Angela Romero; five great-grandchildren; sister, Florence Fiero, sister-in-law, Mary Trujillo; and numerous nephews and nieces.She was preceded in death by her husband, Mike L. Baca in 1994; and son, Gabriel R. W. CDe Baca in 2000. Rosary will be held on Monday, 7:00 p.m., at San Ignacio Catholic Church, 1300 Walter NE. Mass will be held Tuesday, 11:00 a.m., at San Ignacio Catholic Church, with Father Bob Chabot, Celebrant. Interment will take place at Mt. Calvary Cemetery. Pallbearers will be; Paul M. C De Baca, Gabriel J. C De Baca, Fabian A. C De Baca, Alexander R. Baca, Phillip J. Herrera, and Isaac P. C De Baca. Honorary pallbearers will be; Chris M. Romero, Aristeo Cuellar, Steven A. Trujillo, Edmund Trujillo, Dominic J. Herrera, Ben Lopez, and Robert Sandoval. Friends may visit at the church one hour prior to the rosary.The family would like to gratefully acknowledge Presbyterian Hospice as well as numerous family members and friends for their support. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations be made to the Arthritis Foundation of New Mexico, 777 E. Missouri, #119, Phoenix, AZ, 85014. French Mortuary, 1111 University Blvd. NE.
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Carlin -- Robert Carlin, 23, a resident of Albuquerque since 1994, died Tuesday, August 20, 2002. He is survived by his father, Jesse Carlin; and grandmothers, Dolores Carlin and Doris Jenkins and husband, Bud, all of Albuquerque. Cremation has taken place. Memorial services will be held Monday, 10:00 a.m., at Calvary Chapel of Albuquerque, 4001 Osuna NE, with Pastor Alan Brooks officiating. Arrangements by French Mortuary, 1111 University Blvd. NE.
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Durning -- Mabel Downer Bennet Durning, 87, a resident of Albuquerque, died Friday, August 23, 2002. She is survived by her daughter, Rebecca Bennet Calvert; and husband, Carl A.; sister, Trudy Downer Hardin and husband, Col. Paul; grandchildren, Sean Calvert and wife, Fran of Albuquerque and Heather Calvert and husband, Chris Bundy of Seattle, WA; great-grandchildren, Grace, Conner and Julian and other family and friends. She was preceded in death by her second husband, Charles H. Durning and her brothers, Spelman Downer and Marvin Downer.Mrs. Durning was born in 1915 in Roswell, NM and moved to Albuquerque in 1917.She moved to Longmont, CO in the 1950's and returned to Albuquerque in 2001 and resided in Montebello. Mrs. Durning graduated from Albuquerque High School and received her Bachelor's degree in Physical Education and her Master's in Guidance & Counseling from the University of New Mexico. She also lettered in sports at UNM. Mrs. Durning taught Physical Education at Albuquerque High School and opened the department when Highland High School began. She taught first grade in Los Lunas while attending UNM. Mrs. Durning was married to L.C. Bill Bennet Jr. before he was killed in 1944 during WWII and for whom the Carlisle Bennet American Legion Post was named. Her father, George S. Downer, was an attorney and partner with Keleher/ Downer Law Firm. Cremation has taken place and a memorial service will be held in Longmont, CO. Memorial contributions may be made to the UNM Foundation for the Downer-Bennet Scholarship for single parents established by Mabel D. Durning, UNM Foundation, Inc., 2 Woodward Center, 700 Lomas NE, 87131. French Mortuary, 7121 Wyoming Blvd. NE.
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