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Sanchez -- Arthur C. Sanchez, age 88, passed away November 17, 2001 at his home in Albuquerque. He was born December 25, 1912 in Belen, New Mexico to the late Alfredo and Carlota (Chavez) Sanchez. He is survived by his wife, Marie Flora Zimmerly Sanchez of Albuquerque; two daughters, Joan Elizabeth and her husband, William Fisher of Kerrville, Texas, Lourdes Irene and her husband, John Elias of Albuquerque; one son, Samuel Patrick and his wife, Laura Rose Sanchez of Albuquerque; three sisters, Carolina Chavez of Albuquerque, Theodora and her husband, Milton Patton of Arkansas, Pele and her husband, Ray Romero of Belen, New Mexico; two sisters-in-law, Ernestina Sanchez of Belen, Amalia Sanchez of Belen; 13 grandchildren, Michael, Tamara, Angelina, Matthew Sanchez and Deanna Brunick, Brian, Bruce, Byron, Juliet Fisher and Jane Switzer, John, Justin, Joann Elias; seven great-grandchildren, Jordan Switzer, Dawn Fisher, Hunter and Garrett Fisher, David, Benjamin and Nathan Sanchez. Two brothers, Otoniel and Adam Sanchez, preceded him in death. Arthur was a member of Queen of Heaven Catholic Church and was previously a Grand Knight in the Knights of Columbus, Belen Council. Later he became a Forth Degree Knight in the Knights of Columbus. He was an usher at Our Lady of Belen Catholic Church for a few years and Immaculate Conception Church in Albuquerque for over 20 years. Visitation will be held Friday afternoon, November 23, 2001 from 2:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at Fitzgerald & Son Funeral Directors, 3113 Carlisle Blvd. N.E. The Rosary will be recited Friday at 7:00 p.m. at Fitzgerald & Son. The Mass will be celebrated Saturday, November 24, 2001 at 9:00 a.m. at Queen of Heaven Catholic Church, 5311 Phoenix N.E. Pallbearers will be Michael Sanchez, Matt Sanchez, John Arthur Elias, Bruce Fisher, Byron Fisher and Michael Burnick. Interment will follow at Mt. Calvary Cemetery. The arrangements for Arthur C. Sanchez are under the direction of Fitzgerald & Son Funeral Directors.
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Schmidt -- In Loving Memory of James Andrew Schmidt January 6, 1977 - November 24, 2000 You are the sunshine of my life Always and ForeverJames will be remembered during the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass on Friday, November 23, 2001, 8:30 a.m. at Our Lady of The Assumption Church, Lomas and Tennessee NE. May Thy Perpetual Light Shine Upon Him.
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Teske -- Benjamin Teske, Sr, 84, a resident of Albuquerque since 1958, died Tuesday, November 20, 2001. He is survived by his son, Benjamin Teske, Jr of Albuquerque; daughters, Ruth Tilley and husband, Larry of Arlington, TX and Jayne Teske of Ft. Worth, TX; granddaughters, Laura Jennings and husband, Joel and Elizabeth Craig and husband, Corey, all of Arlington, TX, and Becky Buland and husband, Jim of Albuquerque; great-granddaughters, Lauren Craig and Emily Craig, both of Arlington, TX; and great-grandson, Tyler Buland of Albuquerque. Mr. Teske worked for ACE Auto Supply for 19 years. He was an Elder at Heights Cumberland Presbyterian Church. Services will be held Saturday, November 24, 2001, 10:00 a.m., at Heights Cumberland Presbyterian Church, 8600 Academy Rd. NE, with Pastor Larry Moss officiating. Private interment will take place. Friends may visit French Mortuary, 10500 Lomas Blvd. NE, Friday, 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
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Vickers -- Lois Evelyn Vickers, 77, passed away in Albuquerque, NM, Tuesday morning, November 20, 2001. She was born December 9, 1923 in Alamogordo, NM. Survivors include her husband, Col. Robert E. Vickers, Jr., (USAF Ret.) of Albuquerque; her mother-in-law, Ann K. Vickers, Albuquerque; her sister, Lajuanna Bruington and her niece, Cathryn Bruington both of Redding, CA; her niece, the Rev. Dru Fergurson of Dallas, TX; her close companion and loving care-giver, Rae Robinson of Albuquerque; and many close cousins, and other relatives and dear friends. Mrs. Vickers was a member of the Travis Park United Methodist Church in San Antonio, TX, and during her professional career, served as Financial Director for medical associates and for a large plant nursery firm. Graveside Services, with interment, will take place at 2:00 p.m. on Monday, November 26, 2001 at the Santa Fe National Cemetery. Mrs. Vickers' niece, the Rev. Dru Ferguson, of Dallas, TX will officiate. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to the American Diabetes Association, 525 San Pedro Dr. NE, Albuquerque, NM 87107. Sunrise Society is serving the family of Mrs. Vickers. (891-8200).
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Aranda -- Mr. Tony H. Aranda, 85, a resident of Albuquerque passed away on November 17, 2001 with his loving family at his side. Mr. Aranda is survived by his beloved wife of sixty-nine years, Helen; his 11 children, Patty Garcia and husband, Alfonso, Sarah Vandeveer, Pete Aranda and wife, Dolores, Robert Aranda and wife, Anna, Ross Aranda and wife, Lorraine, Richard Aranda and wife, Cecilia, Joe Aranda and wife, Theresa, Manuel Aranda and wife, Angie, Helen Madrid and husband, Augustine, Azelle Garcia and husband, Salvador and Martin Aranda and Janet Sanchez; 39 grandchildren; 55 great-grandchildren; eight great-great-grandchildren; two sisters, Margaret Leonardini and husband, Jack of Livermore, CA and Sylvia Lucero of Pleasanton, Ca; many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Mr. Aranda was a member of Our Lady of the Most Holy Rosary Catholic Church. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday, November 23, 2001 at Our Lady of the Most Holy Rosary Catholic Church, 5415 Fortuna NW at 9:00 a.m. Pallbearers will be Raymond, Joel and Jeremy A. Garcia, Daniel, Robert John, Mike, David, Eddie, Adam, Nick, Eric, Matt, Martin Jr. and Jon Mikal Aranda. In lieu of flowers the family request that donation be made to the organization of your choice. Gabaldon Mortuary, 1000 Old Coors Dr. SW in charge of arrangements.
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Carr -- Hazel Martin Carr, 94, a lifelong De Baca County resident died Monday, November 19, 2001 at Retirement Ranch in Clovis, NM following a short illness. She was born August 2, 1907 at Canyon Blanco Ranch. She attended Fort Sumner schools beginning grade school at a one-room schoolhouse in Canton, NM. Hazel married Sam Martin on November 22, 1926 at Portales, NM. He preceded her in death in 1969. Hazel worked as a USO volunteer at the Fort Sumner Air Base during World War II. She also served for many years as a Boy Scout Den Mother and was a longtime member of the Fort Sumner Women's Club. She was also a member of two bridge clubs in Fort Sumner. Hazel was a longtime member of the First United Methodist Church in Fort Sumner. She loved to play bridge and spend time with her children and their families. Hazel married Marion Pembroke"Pem" Carr in 1971 at Roswell, New Mexico. He preceded her in death in 1982. She was also preceded in death by a step-son, Ray Martin; three brothers; and two sisters. Survivors include two sons, Herbert Martin and wife, Mary Louise of Lubbock, Texas; George Martin and wife, Mary Evelyn of Estancia, NM; two daughters, Ernestine Hagerman and husband, Jack of Topeka, Kansas; and Norma Lee Wood and husband, Floyd Earl Flea of Fort Sumner, NM. Also surviving are six grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. Funeral Services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Friday, November 23, 2001 from the Chavez Funeral Home Chapel in Fort Sumner, New Mexico with Rev. Monty Leavell and Rev. Howell Martin officiating. Burial will follow in the family plot in Fort Sumner Cemetery. Pallbearers will include Glenn Hagerman, Jack Martin Hagerman, Dwight Martin, Michael Martin, Earl Turnbow, and Jeff Billberry. Honorary bearers will be Forrest Waller, Tye Martin, and Claude Baes. Visitation will be Thursday from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. and Friday from 10:00 a.m. until service time. The family prefers memorials to the First United Methodist Church in Fort Sumner or the Fort Sumner Cemetery Association. All arrangements are under the direction of Chavez Funeral Home 804 North Fifth Street, Fort Sumner, NM (505) 355-2311.
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Cockerell -- Lucille R. Cockerell, 86, an Albuquerque resident since 1962, died Tuesday, November 20, 2001. She is survived by a daughter, Cynthia Lou Mathiasen of Coolidge, KS; son, Charles Lee Cockerell of Abiquiu, NM; five grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; brother, Charles McNeil of Wibaux, MT; and sister, Lee Bess Stubblefield of Albuquerque. Her husband, O. B. Cockerell, preceded her in death. Lucille and her husband, O. B., were formerly active members of the New Mexico Quarter Horse Association and were also actively involved with quarter horse racing and show horses. Cremation has taken place and memorial services will be held Friday, 10:30 a.m., at French Mortuary, University Blvd. Chapel, 1111 University Blvd. NE, with Chaplain Paul Gleason officiating.
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Craine -- Edwin H. Craine, born September 17, 1909 in Butte, Montana, passed away Saturday, November 17, 2001 in Albuquerque, NM. He moved to Albuquerque with his father, mother, and sister at the age of twelve. He worked for Southern Union Gas Company and retired in 1974. He was preceded in death by his father, John, mother, Esther, and sister, Erma Dolde. He is survived by his brother-in-law, Walter Dolde; several cousins, and many friends. Funeral services will be held Saturday, November 24, 2001, 10:00 a.m. at French Mortuary, 10500 Lomas Blvd. NE with Jim Price and John Wegter officiating. Interment will follow at Fairview Memorial Park. Friends may visit French Mortuary, 10500 Lomas Blvd. NE, Friday, November 23, 2001, 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
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Garcia -- The family of Mrs. Alice Theresa Garcia wishes to thank all their relatives and friends who were in attendance of the Rosary and Funeral Services. 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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Gonzales -- Rebecca M. Gonzales, 75, a beloved and devoted mother, grandmother, and sister was welcomed into the arms of the Lord our Savior, Tuesday, November 20, 2001. Ms. Gonzales was a resident of Albuquerque; and a member of the First Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her parents, Alfonso and Esther Lucero; she was the eldest of seven daughters which three preceded her in death, Orlina Gomez, Ruby Hendry and Lydia Rojas. She is survived by her loving children, Felix Gonzales and wife Tammy, Elizabeth Garcia, Evangeline Gonzales, Cleo Marquez, and Velma Garcia and husband Israel all of Albuquerque; 13 grandchildren; and 15 great grandchildren. Also surviving are three sisters, Priscilla Corral and husband Joe, Sadie Bernal and husband Jacob, Evelyn Lucero; numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives. She will be greatly missed by her loving family and by those who loved and knew her. Visitations for Ms. Gonzales will be Friday evening from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. in the Chapel of Alameda Mortuary. Funeral Services will be conducted Saturday morning at 10:00 a.m. at the First Baptist Church, 101 Broadway SE, with Pastor Hilcias Barrios officiating. Interment will follow at Mt. Calvary Cemetery. Casket bearers will be Anthony Sanchez, Esquipula Gonzales Jr., Benito Sanchez, Erik Garcia, Karl Garcia, and Israel Garcia. Honorary bearers will be Nelson Marquez and Jacob Bernal Jr. Funeral services are entrusted to Alameda Mortuary, 9420 Fourth Street NW.
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