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Shinnick -- Isabelle F. Shinnick, age 75, of LaSalle, Colorado died May 5, 2002 at North Colorado Medical Center in Greeley, Colorado. She was born February 3, 1927 in Princeton, Illinois to Timothy O. and Janice (Bailey) Ferrell. Her stepfather was Roscoe Johnson. She was raised in Princeton. In 1956, she moved to Albuquerque, NM where she raised her family. In Albuquerque, she was very involved with her church and volunteering as well working as a legal secretary and then working with an optometrist. In 1990, she moved to LaSalle, Colorado to be near her daughter. She volunteered at North Colorado Medical Center. She enjoyed her bridge group, gardening and her animals. Survivors include her daughter, Mary Hemker of Platteville, CO; sons, Ferrell Shinnick of Austin, TX, Mathis Shinnick of Darien, CT; sister, Julie Lobo of Cleveland Heights, OH; grandchildren, Tristan, Jesse, Spencer and Rory. A celebration of her life will be held on Saturday, May 11, 2:00 p.m. at her home, 411 N 3rd Street in LaSalle. The family requests no flowers, however, memorial gifts may be made to the Northern Colorado Animal League, 1620 42nd Street, Evans, CO 80620 in the name of Isabelle Shinnick.
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Trujillo -- Leo Trujillo, a resident of Los Chavez, passed away on Wednesday, May 8, 2002. Leo retired from the Los Lunas Hospital and Training School in 1997 with over 33 years of dedicated service. His sense of humor was enjoyed by all the staff and patients. He also served in the US Army. Preceding him in death was his mother, Adelaida; his father, Anastacio Trujillo; and his sister, Ursula Aragon. He is survived by his beloved son, Leo; his"special daughter," Crystal Lucero; and his special friend, MaryAnn Thompson; two brothers, Cheo and his wife, Vicki; and Bobby Trujillo; three sisters, Mela Anzures; Bennie Bernal, all of Los Lunas; Grace Nunez and her husband, Blue of El Paso, Texas; his uncles, Moises and Charles Griego; and his aunt, Matilda Gomez, all of Los Lunas. He is also survived by his nieces and nephews, Charlie Trujillo; Debbie Sisneros; Jennifer Sanders; Ricky and Michael Anzures; Marlene and Roger Bernal; Paul and Adeline Aragon; and many great-nieces and great-nephews, cousins, and friends. A viewing will be held on Friday, May 10, 2002 at 5:30 p.m. at Romero Funeral Home with a funeral service following at 6:00pm. With the utmost love and respect for Leo's wishes, cremation will then take place. Romero Funeral Home, 609 N. Main St. Belen, NM 87002.
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Trujillo -- Mr. Pete Trujillo, 88, born November 14, 1913 in Willard, New Mexico passed away on May 8, 2002 peacefully at home in the arms of his loving family. Mr. Trujillo was the son of the late Luis and Mercedes Trujillo. Mr. Trujillo is survived by his five children, Betty Mc Neill and husband, Don, Louis Trujillo and wife, Bea, Bill Trujillo and wife, Sharon, Theresa Saiz and husband, Louis, Mercy Baca and husband, Trinidad; two sisters, Florinda Galaz and Mary Gutierrez; 14 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; several nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Mr. Trujillo is preceded in death by his wife, Jennie. They were married On April 23, 1934 at St. Augustine Catholic Church in Isleta, N.M.; by two grandchildren, Joseph and Cathy; four sisters, Lena, Lucinda, Beatrice and Regina; and by one brother, Louie Trujillo. Mr. Trujillo was a member of the Catholic Church, was employed by Babe's Grocery Store, Arturo's Texaco Service Station, Schwartzman's Packing Co., Middle Rio Grande Conservancy District, Santa Fe Railroad, Orange Crush Bottling Co. Mr. Trujillo retired from 7up Bottling Co. after 35 years of service. He was a Bailiff in District Court under District Judge Joseph Baca and Harry Blackmer. Mr. Trujillo was very active in his community of Los Padillas; Precinct Chairman and Committeeman of Precinct 6, President of Los Padillas United Community Improvement Association; Member of Los Padillas Elementary School Advisory Committee; he was very active in the Ascension Parish Catholic Community, President of the Holy Name Society and Parish Counsil, Pastoral Council Member and a Lay Minister; he was active in the Knights of Columbus, Member of Coucil 641, Held several chair offices including Grand Knight, was a member of several Ceremonial Teams; Member of Father A.M. Mandelari 4th Degree Assembly, was a former Master of the 4th Degree and held several State and District Chair Offices; Pete only had five years of formal education, because he had to seek employment at the age of 12, in order to help his mother support their family. He was a"self" educated man and obviously very successful! Comment from Bill Trujillo,"I always thought that one of Dad's greatest traits was how humble a man he was. I don't think he ever sought praise, just respect. He never talked about his accomplishments, just praised others." A viewing for Mr. Trujillo will be Friday evening from 6:30 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at Church of the Ascension, 2150 Raymac SW with a Rosary to be recited at 7:00 p.m. by Bea Trujillo. A final viewing will be Saturday morning from 9:30 a.m. until 10:00 a.m. at Church of the Ascension with Mass of Christian Burial to be celebrated at 10:00 a.m. by Father Anthony Bolman and Monsignor Fred Stadtmueller. Interment will follow at the Los Padillas Cemetery. Pallbearers will be, Trini Moya PFN/FS, George Martinez PSD/FN, Ray Wright GK/DD, Jose M. Valdez Jr. FM, Willie Miera PDD/FM and Mel Jaramillo PSD/M. Honorary Pallbearers will be, Tomas Yanes and all Pete's grandchildren. In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to Presbyterian Hospice. Gabaldon Mortuary, 1000 Old Coors Rd SW in charge of the arrangements.
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Witherspoon -- Frank G. Buddy Witherspoon, 93, a resident of Albuquerque since 1958, passed away Thursday, May 9, 2002. He is survived by his daughter, JoAnn Hennington and husband, Robert of Scottsdale, AZ; son, Neil Witherspoon of Albuquerque; granddaughter, Suanne Johnson and husband, Eric of Noblesville, IN; great-grandson, Patrick Hurley and wife, Jill; and great-great-granddaughter, Allison Hurley, all of Phoenix, AZ. Frank was preceded in death by his wife, Myra Witherspoon. He was born and raised in Hereford, Texas, attended Hereford High School and then went on to Texas A & M University. He then returned to Hereford and was a partner in the family business until 1958. He then moved to Albuquerque. Frank retired after 25 years at Kirtland Air Force Base and was a member of the University Church of Christ. Graveside services will be held Saturday, 3:00 p.m., at West Park Cemetery, in Hereford, Texas. Contributions may be made to the Albuquerque Christian Childrens Home, 5700 Winter Haven Road NW, Albuquerque, NM 87120. Arrangements by French Mortuary, 1111 University Blvd. NE. .DMP
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Aragon -- Jerry (Nino) Aragon. Born on July 6, 1957 went into the arms of the Lord on May 8, 2002. Jerry is survived by parents, Joe and Ida; brothers and sisters, Dorothy, Bertha, Jonella and Leroy Brazfield, Johnny and Lorraine, Ruby and John Esquibel, Edward, Larry and Jennie, Joey and Roberta, Lucille and Joey Romero and Beatrice. Services will be held on Saturday, May 11, 2002 at Holy Family Church on Atrisco SW. Viewing begins at 7:30 p.m. to be followed by Rosary and Mass. Burial will be at San Jose De Armijo Cemetery on Arenal SW. Pallbearers will be Leroy Brazfield, Paul Padilla, Leroy Salazar, David Herrera, Andy Aguilar, Carl Salazar. Honorary Pallbearers will be Joe Chavez and Ernie Garcia.
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Bachechi -- Mary O. Bachechi, 87, a resident of Albuquerque for 70 years, died Monday, May 6, 2002. She is survived by her sons, Patrick Bachechi and wife, Donna, and Victor J. Bachechi and wife, Sue, both of Albuquerque; daughter, Mary Claire Bachechi of Corrales, NM; daughter-in-law, Susan M. Bachechi of Albuquerque; grandchildren, Brenda, Ann, Carla, Kimberly, Molly, Marie, and Charlie Bachechi; step grandchildren, Liz Mustoe and Karrie Henry; great grandchildren, Ashlyn and Jordan Bachechi-Clark; step-great grandchildren, Jennifer Mustoe, Thomas Rials and Amber Rials; brother, John D. Guest and wife, Sophie, of Wickenburg, AZ; sisters, Teresa Sei and husband, Amerigo, Rita Curran and husband, John, both of Albuquerque, Regina Moran and husband, Thomas, of Denver, CO; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Carlo Bachechi in 1980; son, Charles G. Bachechi in 1981 and brother, Patrick F. Guest in 1941. Mrs. Bachechi was born in Cole, OK. She trained and worked as a registered nurse at St. Joseph's Hospital. Mrs. Bachechi was the first flight attendant hired by TWA from west of the Mississippi. She married Carlo Bachechi in 1937 and after starting a family, she became a homemaker and caregiver to many. She raised her family on a ranch located on North Rio Grande Blvd. Mrs. Bachechi's final days were spent at Montebello Retirement Community. Rosary will be recited Thursday, May 9, 2002, 7:00 p.m., at French Mortuary, Lomas Blvd. Chapel, 10500 Lomas Blvd. NE, with The Marinates reciting. Mass will be celebrated Friday, May 10, 2002, 8:30 a.m., at Our Lady of The Annunciation Catholic Church, Claremont and Vermont St. NE, with Father Ronald L. Bruckner, Celebrant. Interment will follow at Gate of Heaven Cemetery. Pallbearers will be John Austin, Daniel Curran, Richard Hoehne, Christopher Guest, Michael guest, and Ed Sullivan. Honorary pallbearers will be John Curran, Amerigo Sei, Thomas Moran, Arthur Bachechi, Orie Bachechi, John Bachechi, John Baxter, and John Andrew Austin. Arrangements by French Mortuary, 10500 Lomas Blvd. NE.
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Barela Ortega -- Barela The family of Amalia Barela Ortega wishes to thank all their relatives and friends who were in attendance of the Rosary and Funeral Services. They would also liketo 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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Cruz -- James Gabriel Cruz, 21, passed away May 6, 2002. He was a member of the Catholic Church and was a beloved son, brother, and father. James will be deeply missed by all of his family and friends. He is survived by his fiancé, Raquel Ramirez; son, Esteban Gabriel Cruz; father, Frank Cruz; mother and step-father, Irene and Billy Joe Chavez; sisters, Cynthia Rose, Lisa Lopez and husband, Michael, Trish Benavidez and Phillip, Emily Sanchez and husband, Tim; other nieces, nephews, family and friends who loved and will miss him. Services will be held at St. Anne Catholic Church. A Rosary will be recited at 8:00 p.m. on Thursday, May 9, 2002. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, May 10, 2002, with burial following at Pajarito Cemetery. A memorial fund has been set up through Bank of America. Pallbearers will be Tim Sanchez, Phillip Benavidez Jr., James Perea, Michael Abeyta, Luis Ambriz, and Juan Ramirez. Arrangements by Direct Funeral Services, 2919 4th ST. NW. Albuq. 505-343-8008.
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Davis -- Willie Era Davis passed away quietly in her sleep at the Ladera Nursing Center in Albuquerque on Sunday, May 5, 2002 at 10:15 a.m. A resident of Albuquerque since 1950, Willie Era Davis was born and raised on the family ranch in Goldthwaite Mills County, Texas on January 10, 1907. She graduated from Center PT High School, Center Pt, Texas. Born to Leona Traylor Marler and Samuel A. Marler she was the 9th of ten children, having six sisters and four brothers along with many nieces and nephews. Upon graduating from High School she received a ranch in Magdalena, NM in 1927 where she proceeded along in ranching. Later where she met her future husband of 60 years. Thurman Archie Davis who with son, James M. Davis preceded her in death. She is survived by five children, Wilford Davis of Albuquerque, NM, Trudy and husband, Brad Shelburn of Lafayette, OR, Bob Davis of Wenatachee, WA, Larry Davis of Albuquerque, NM, Linda Thomson of Rocky Pt. NC; and 12 grandchildren. Visitation will be held May 7, 2002 and May 8, 2002 from 5:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. at Strong-Thorne Mortuary 1100 Coal Ave SE. Graveside Services will be May 9, 2002 at 10:00 a.m. in Sandia Memory Gardens two blocks north of Alameda and San Pedro NE. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to VFW Post 6216, 2631 Bridge Blvd SW, Albuquerque, NM 87105. Strong-Thorne Mortuary is handling her arrangements.
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Davis -- Wynora Deon Davis Weep not for me For I am free To soar among the stars.Wynora Deon Davis entered this world in Hereford, TX on Monday, October 26, 1931. She completed her earthly journey on Tuesday, April 30, 2002. She is survived by her husband, Roy Davis of Albuquerque; son, Russell Davis and wife, Ann Kirk Davis of Portland, OR; granddaughters, Ariana and Rowan Davis of Portland, OR; son, Michael Davis; her loving aunt, Wyntle Eastham of Albuquerque; sister-in-law, Evalena O'Dell and husband, Farien; brothers-in law, Walter Davis and wife, Jean of Alton, IL and Bill Davis and wife, Pearl of Murray, KY. She will be missed by many nieces, nephews and friends. Cremation has taken place and a Memorial Service will be held Thursday, May 9, 2002, 4:00 p.m. at French Mortuary, 10500 Lomas Blvd. NE. Cards and condolences may be mailed to P.O. Box 13712, Albuquerque, 87192.
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