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Jerkatis -- Rosa C. Jerkatis, 42, a resident of Albuquerque for less than a year, collapsed while exercising shortly after noon Saturday, August 10, 2002 and never regained consciousness. She was born September 24, 1959 in Lima, Peru, Rosa Mercedes Carrion, the daughter of Abraham A. Carrion and Ruth N. Castillo. She is survived by her loving husband, Kenneth J. Jerkatis, whom she married December 28, 1990 in Chicago, IL; mother, Ruth; brothers, Daniel and Marco; and sisters, Isuara, Elsa, and Nora. Rosa was energetic, active, fit, outgoing, persuasive, strong-willed, competitive, classy, elegant, beautiful, thoughtful, caring, and giving. Running was her first passion, possessing a natural talent, having a Personal Record (PR) of 3:06:13 in the 1990 Chicago Marathon. Other marathons included: New York, Boston, Columbus, Twin Cities [MN], Lake County [IL], plus many, many more half-marathons, 10k's and 5k's. A medical condition forced her to give up running and pursue less strenuous avenues for fitness. Long walks and fitness training, treadmill and stair-step, were her favorite outlets. Rosa was an employee of Talbot's. She loved the clothes and enjoyed the customer relationships. Rosa had an impeccable memory for people, birthdays, and anniversaries and was known for intense conversations. She was truly gifted in her ability to connect with people of all ages, especially children, and established many enduring relationships. Rosa was naturalized as a U.S. Citizen in Chicago and considered Chicago her home. She had established many friendships at the Lake Forest Running Club. Rosa's strengths grew with the diversity of life and people experienced in the USA with residences in Virginia, Florida, Illinois, California and New Mexico. Services will be held at French Mortuary, 7121 Wyoming Blvd. NE, 10:00 a.m. Friday, August 16, 2002. A Memorial Mass will be held at St. Louise de Marillac Church in La Grange Park, IL on Saturday, August 24, at 11:00 a.m.
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Martinez -- Tim Martinez, 39, passed away on Wednesday, July 30, 2002. He is survived by his parents, Louis and Rosemary Martinez; sisters, Veronica Nevada and Kathy Perea; and brothers, Joe Martinez and Jack Martinez. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus, the owner of Mail Boxes Etc. in Taos, NM and was working for Verizon Wireless and residing in El Paso, TX at the time of his death. Services will be held at Queen of Heaven Church on Friday, August 16, 2002 at 10:00 a.m. Arrangements by French Mortuary.
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Molina -- Funeral Services for Ricardo Molina will be held on Friday at San Jose Catholic Church where the Mass will be celebrated at 11:00 a.m. Burial will follow at Mt. Calvary Cemetery. Arrangements by Salazar & Sons Mortuary, 400 Third St. SW.
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Murray -- Mildred Murray, 82, a resident of Albuquerque, died Tuesday, August 13, 2002. She is survived by her husband, Al Murray of Albuquerque; daughter, Joyce Hooper and husband, Larry of Albuquerque; granddaughter, Holly Compiano; great-grandson, Anthony Zenti, both of New Orleans, LA; five step-children and numerous step-grandchildren and step great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Earl Yeager; one son, John Charles Yeager; mother, Clara Manka; and brother, Ret. Col. John Baird. Mildred won numerous awards for her poetry and had several short stories published. She was in the process of publishing a book. Mildred was a member of the New Mexico State Poetry Society, serving as Past President; and was also a member of the Colorado Author's League. She was past president of the Denver Women's Press Club and was a Zone Reporter for The Denver Post. Cremation has taken place and Memorial Services will be held Friday, August 16, 2002, at 3:30 p.m., at French Mortuary, Wyoming Blvd. Chapel, 7121 Wyoming Blvd. NE, with Rev. Roland McGregor officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 5800 Lomas NE, 87110. French Mortuary, 7121 Wyoming Blvd. NE.
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Ortiz -- A Memorial Mass for Frances F. Ortiz will be celebrated on Friday morning at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church at 10:00 a.m. Services are in the care of Garcia Mortuary, 717 Stover Ave. S.W. 243-5222.
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Padilla -- Elsie Chavez Padilla, 74, a longtime resident of Bernalillo, passed away Wednesday, August 14, 2002, peacefully to be with Our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Elsie was loved by many and will be deeply missed. She was a very kind, gentle and loving woman. She had a heart of gold and was always willing to do for others all she could. Although Elsie was an only child, she had several close relatives and friends who she loved very much and considered them as part of her immediate family. Elsie will always be remembered for her fabulous cooking, especially her award-winning"Red Chili". She was preceded in death by her parents, Juan and Placida Chavez; her son, Ernie Padilla; and most recently, her husband of 55 years, Alfredo Padilla. Elsie is survived by three sons, Johnny Padilla and wife, Sylvia, Fred Padilla and wife, Nadine, and Michael Padilla; her grandchildren, Jeff Padilla and companion, Isabel, Chris Padilla, Steven Padilla and Diana Padilla; great-grandchildren, Joshua, Marcus, Chris, Destiny and Shantell Padilla. Elsie was a very strong and courageous woman. She was our hero and will always be in our hearts, thoughts and prayers. Rosary will be recited Friday, August 16, 2002, at 7:00 p.m., at Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Church in Bernalillo. Mass will be celebrated Saturday, August 17, 2002, at 9:00 a.m., also at Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Church. Cremation will follow services. French Mortuary, 7121 Wyoming Blvd. NE.
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Perkins -- In Memory of My dear husband, Robert Perkins October 6, 1924 - April 17, 2002 On our Wedding Anniversary, August 16. No words can express my loneliness. With love eternal, your wife.
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Salazar -- Samuel Salazar. A Rosary for Mr. Samuel Salazar will be held on Friday, August 16, 2002 at 7:00 p.m. at Las Placitas Presbyterian Church in Placitas, NM. Funeral Services will be held on Saturday, August 17, 2002 at 11:00 a.m. also at the church with burial to follow in the Placitas Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Harvey Vigil, Leon Baca, Phillip Templeton, Larry Baca, Tim Howarth, and Leroy Ortiz. Honorary Pallbearers will be Joe Chavez, Umberto Estrada, Wilfred Estrada, Edward Estrada, and Gerard Archibeque. Services provided by Metropolitan Direct Burial and Cremation Center, Inc. 729 San Mateo NE, Albuquerque, NM 87108 256-9400.
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Santiago -- Carmen Maria Santiago, 67, passed away on August 13, 2002. She is survived by her husband of 47 years, Luis Santiago of Roselle Park, NJ; two sons, Michael Santiago and wife, Debbie of Albuquerque, Luis Santiago Jr. and wife, Diana of Albuquerque; three daughters, Wanda Santiago-Torres and husband, Luis of Lithia, FL, Doreen O'Connell and husband, Brian of Lake Hopatcong, NJ and Angie Santiago of Roselle Park, NJ; she is also survived by eight grandchildren; two brothers; and two sisters. Rosary will be recited on Friday at 3:00 p.m. at French Mortuary-Westside Chapel, 9300 Golf Course Rd. NW (3 blocks North of Paseo Del Norte) In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, 5800 Lomas NE, Attn: Carla Ramirez. Friends may visit French Mortuary-Westside Chapel on Friday from 2:00 p.m. until time of Rosary.
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Stone -- Edna Mae Stone, 97, died Wednesday, August 14, 2002. She is survived by her son, Jim E. Stone and wife, June of Chandler, AZ; grandchildren, Jana Kendzior of Phoenix, AZ and James E. Stone and wife, Tena of Henryville, IN; great-grandchild, Taylor Jackson Stone; sisters, Dorothy Peters of Tishomingo, OK and Emma Jo Burris of Canyon Country, CA; and brother, Haskel Fagan of Conway, AR. Edna taught school for 40 years. During those years, she taught at Lew Wallace Elementary in Albuquerque where she retired in 1977. Edna moved to Chandler, AZ in 1992 to be with her family. She was preceded in death by her husband of 64 years, Forrest Raymond Stone"Dutch". Services will be held Saturday, 3:00 p.m., at French Mortuary, University Blvd. Chapel, 1111 University Blvd. NE. Interment will follow at Sunset Memorial Park, 924 Menaul NE. Contributions may be made to Hospice of the Valley, 1510 East Flower Street, Phoenix, AZ 85014. Friends may visit French Mortuary, 1111 University Blvd. NE, Saturday, 1:00 p.m. until service.
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