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Bajart -- John"Jack" Barjart died Saturday, May 18, 2002 of complications from Alzheimers. He was born in New York City on May 28, 1915. He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Mary"Mae" Bajart; son, John C. Bajart and wife, Eunice of Clifton Park, NY; daughter, Jody Bajart-Ware and husband, Scott of Albuquerque; one grandson, Jack Bajart of Boynton Beach, FL; one brother, Charles Bajart and wife, Barbara of Howell Township, NJ; and several nieces and nephews. Jack was in the Marine Corps, a great jitterbug dancer with his partner, Mae, a great harmonica player and will be especially remembered for his stories and jokes. He entertained at nursing homes playing his harmonica and telling jokes. A Memorial Service is to be held on Saturday, May 25, 2002 at 11:00 a.m. at Sandia Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Alzheimer Association of New Mexico, 1330 San Pedro NE, Suite 205, Albuquerque, NM 87110. Services entrusted to Sandia Funeral Home, 7601 Wyoming Blvd. NE
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Birdsbill -- Lawrence Birdsbill. Memorial Services will he held May 25, 2002, 12:00 noon, Saturday at VFW Post 401, 2011 Girard SE. The family wishes to thank everyone who has helped in many ways during the illness and death of our beloved Larry.
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Brown -- Gene Lyle Brown Sr., 76, and a resident of Truth or Consequences since 1997, died on May 20, 2002 at Sierra Vista Hospital. Mr. Brown was born on May 18, 1926 in Kankakee, Illinois, the son of Clifford R. and Faye (Milk) Brown. He was a retired Diesel Mechanic and a member of the International Order of Odd Fellows. He is survived by his wife, Eileen L. (Gephart) Brown of the family home in TorC; his sons, Skip Martin of Tamms, IL, Texas Martin of Houston, TX, Frank Martin and wife, Linda of Bosque Farms, NM, Bobby Martin and wife, Mary of Anna, IL, Jim Brown of Virginia, Dell Brown of Rio Rancho, NM, Gene Lyle Brown, Jr. and wife, Gay of Albuquerque, NM; by his daughters, Rosalie Kimberlin and husband, James of Tamms, IL, Karol Stamp of Tucson, AZ, Saddy Eddings and husband, Paul of Ullin, IL, Jo Allen Myers of Tamms, IL, Loris Dailey of Rio Rancho, NM and by 48 grandchildren; 56 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren and by a sister, Anita Sarwaltz of Kankakee, IL. He was preceded in death by his parents and two children, Durward Lynn Martin and Eileen Lorraine Brown. A Viewing was held on Wednesday, May 22, 2002 in the Chapel of French Mortuary in TorC and a Prayer Vigil was held at 7:00 p.m. at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church. Mass was celebrated on Thursday, May 23, 2002 at 10:00 a.m. with Rev. Art Roberts, CSB officiating. Cremation will follow Mass to be held on Saturday, May 25, 2002 at 9:30 a.m., Risen Savior Catholic Church, 7701 Wyoming Blvd. NE (Albuquerque) with Rev. Douglas Mitchell officiating. Arrangements by French Mortuary and Cremation Services (TorC) 505-894-2574
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Croft -- R.P. Croft, 91, of Lilburn, GA formerly of Carlsbad and Albuquerque died Tuesday, May 21, 2002. The Funeral will be at 2:00 p.m. Sunday, May 26, 2002 at Bill Head Funeral Home, Lilburn/Tucker Chapel. Interment will be in East Shadowlawn Cemetery, Lawrenceville, GA. A native of Oklahoma, Mr. Croft was a carpenter and was a U.S. Navy Veteran of WWII. Survivors include daughters, Gale Ann Jones, Lilburn, GA, Linda Croft Wood, Harker Heights, TX; sister, Betty Croft Jones, Albuquerque; five grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Gwinnett County Special Olympics, c/o Sandy Showah, 1225 Mt. McKinley Drive SW, Grayson, GA 30017. The family will receive friends Saturday from 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. at Bill Head Funeral Home, Lilburn/Tucker Chapel, (770) 564-2726.
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Dolde -- William H. Dolde, 93, a lifelong resident of Albuquerque, died Tuesday, May 21, 2002. He is survived by his brother, Walter Dolde of Albuquerque; sister, Lydia Upshaw of Globe, AZ; sister-in-law, Marie Dolde of Albuquerque; several nieces and nephews; and many many friends. He was preceded in death by his wife of 60 years, Lillian; two brothers, Howard F. and T. Robert Dolde; four sisters, Margarete, Frieda and Annie Dolde and Marian Locke. He was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church. William was a 50-year member of Ballut Abyad Temple Shrine, Scottish Rite and Masonic Lodge No. 6 AF & AM. William and Lillian enjoyed and supported fine arts in Albuquerque. Specifically, they were instrumental in founding the Albuquerque Chamber Soloists. Their love and support of music will live on through their continued support of the Albuquerque Public Schools Fine Arts Program and the Albuquerque Youth Symphony. William and Lillian devoted their lives to helping others and supported many charitable organizations in New Mexico. Graveside services will be held Tuesday, May 28th, 10:00 a.m., at Sunset Memorial Park, 924 Menaul NE, with Rev. Patricia Holman officiating. Friends may visit French Mortuary, 1111 University Blvd. NE, Monday, May 27, 2002 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the UNM College of Fine Arts, (Lillian Dolde Endowed Memorial Scholarship in Music), 700 Lomas NE, #108, Albuquerque, NM 87102 or St. Paul Lutheran Church Memorial Fund, 1100 Indian School NE, 87102. Arrangements by French Mortuary, 1111 University Blvd. NE.
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Garcia -- The Family of Topanga M. Garcia wishes to thank all their relatives and friends who were in attendance of the Rosary and Funeral Service. 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. SW.
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Garley -- Dennis Luben Elias Garley, 84, of Willard, New Mexico, passed away Wednesday, May 22, 2002 at his home. He was born May 19, 1918 to Elias and Clarita (Apodoca) Garley in Valencia, New Mexico. He is survived by his wife, Frances Ortiz Garley whom he married February 25, 1938 in El Paso, Texas; his sons, Arthur and Kathy Garley, Leroy Garley, Michael and Laura Garley, Gerald Garley; his daughters, Pat Toennies, Carmen Garcia and her husband, Jose S, Martha Liszcz, Margaret Garley-Tyler and her husband, Cass and Marina Garley; his brother, Willie Garley; his sisters, Leonela Sanchez and Luz Baca; daughter-in-law Romulda Garley; 27 grandchildren; 15 great grandchildren and one great-great grandchild. Luben was a U.S. Army Veteran of World War II, and he was retired from AT&SF Rail Road, where he worked as a welders helper. He was a member of the VFW and the Willard Seniors Citizens. He was also a member of Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Church in Willard. He will be missed by those who knew and loved him. He is preceded in death by his parents; four brothers; one sister; and son, Osvaldo"Butch" Garley. Rosaries will be recited Thursday, May 23, 2002, and Friday, May 24, 2002 at 7:00 p.m. at Our Lady of Sorrows in Willard, New Mexico. Mass will be celebrated on Saturday, May 25, 2002, at 10:00 a.m. at Our Lady of Sorrows in Willard with Father Florian Reaud Officiating. Pallbearers will be Skyler Priest, Dale Garley, Adrian Garcia, Tomas Garley, Domingo Barela, Leroy Garley Jr. Honorary pallbearers will be all his grandchildren; great-grandchildren and Godchildren. Burial will be at the Willard Cemetery. Arrangements were entrusted to the Harris-Hanlon Mortuary in Mountainair, NM.
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Gomez -- Alfred Gomez died in Albuquerque at the age of 83 on May 21, 2002, born July 7, 1918. He is preceded in death by his parents, Antonio and Conception Gomez; his sister, Margaret Chavez; and a brother, Billy Gomez. He is survived by his wife, Gertrude Gomez; daughter, Olivia Romero; granddaughter, Gabriela Romero and fiance, Mark Sandoval; sisters, Emma Padilla of Albuqerque, Alicia Badillo and husband, Rogelio of EL Paso, TX; brothers, Joe (Tito) Gomez, Robert Gomez and wife, Connie of Albuqerque, Freddie Gomez and wife, Vicky of Albuquerque, Eloy Gomez and wife, Evelyn of Pico Rivera, CA, Tony Gomez and wife, Emma of El Paso, TX; numerous nieces and nephews. Alfred was retired from the Railroad after 45 years. He served in the Army National Guard WW II. He was a member of San Felipe De Neri Church. The family wishes to express their thanks to Presbyterian/ Kaseman and Hospice for all their help. The family requests that donations be made to Presbyterian/ Kaseman Hospice. Funeral Service for Mr. Gomez will be held on Friday at San Felipe De Neri Church. Mass will be celebrated at 10:00 a.m. Burial will follow at Mt. Calvary Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Glen Garcia, Mark Sandoval, Richard Valdez, Gilbert Gonzalez Joe Gomez Gabriel Padilla. Rosary will be held on Thursday evening at 7:00 p.m. at San Felipe Nari Church. Arrangements by Salazar & Sons 400 Third St. SW.
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Hammock -- Alton G. Hammock, 96, a resident of Albuquerque for 68 years, passed away on May 21, 2002. He was born February 24, 1906, in Quitman, Arkansas, to Atlee Glen Hammock and Mary Sue Womack. The family returned to Blaire, Oklahoma; and Alton lived in Vernon and Happy, Texas, Branson, Colorado, Roy and Raton, New Mexico, and Comanche, Oklahoma. Alton graduated from Comanche High School in Comanche, Oklahoma, in 1924. Alton married Louise Connor in 1929, and a son, Glenn, was born in 1930. Alton remarried, to Maxine C. Wilson in 1936, and they had a daughter, Loraine, in 1943. Alton worked for the U.S. Railway Postal Service for 35 years. He then joined his son, Glenn, at Gordon Herkenhoff & Associates, and performed water-well inspections and performed surveying services statewide until age 77. Alton was preceded in death by his two brothers, Dewey, and an unnamed infant at birth, his wife, Maxine, and his son, Glenn. Alton is survived by his daughter, Loraine of Anchorage, Alaska; three granddaughters, Patricia Littell, Gloria Sands, and Sally Garcia; two great-granddaughters, Vanesa Garcia and Jesica Sands; a great-great granddaughter, Samantha Rogers; and a great-great grandson, Dylan Garcia, all of Albuquerque. Alton was well respected for his intelligence, honesty, and generosity. He was a strong man with a firm handshake. Alton tackled adversities in his life with determination and firm resolve. To him, the adversities were simply a part of life. Alton will be remembered as having a brilliant aptitude and a passion for learning. He will be admired for educating himself in many areas, and he will be appreciated for mentoring others. Alton was happiest when he was outside. He enjoyed horseback riding, hunting with close friends and his son, and long walks with his wife. He ran cattle for several years in Lindrith, New Mexico. His daughter and his granddaughters recently appreciated how he held their hands tightly and told them that he loved them. He told one of his granddaughters that he was especially grateful for the care, kindness, and attention that his daughter, Loraine, had given him. Alton had a quick wit, and his family and friends will remember his sparkling marine-blue eyes and wonderful smile. We will miss him. Service will be held on Saturday at 1:00 p.m. at French Mortuary Westside Chapel 9300 Golf Course Rd. NW (3 Blocks North of Paseo Del Norte) with Pastor Clyde Stanfield, officiating. The family invites you to join them for a reception following the service at French Mortuary, Reception Room. Interment will be at 3:30 at Sunset Memorial Park Mausoleum, 924 Menaul NE. Friends may visit French Mortuary on Saturday from 12:00 p.m. until time of service. Should friends desire, memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, P.O. Box 90790, Albuquerque, NM 87199-0790 or the New Mexico Heart Institute, 201 Cedar S.E., Albuquerque, New Mexico, 87106. Alton's family wishes to express their thanks to the Staff of the Rio Rancho Nursing and Rehabilitation Center and Sandia Springs Assisted Living Facility for the love, care and compassion they showed Alton. French Mortuary Westside Chapel 9300 Golf Course Rd. NW.
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Martinez -- Robert K. Martinez May 24, 1961 - September 8, 2001 Today Is Your Birthday! Your body in not here with us, but your spirit is in our hearts and our lives. Your soul is with our Father in eternal life. We all miss you!! Your Loving Family and Mother, Wilma
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