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Montoya -- Eloy S. Montoya, a lifelong resident of New Mexico, died on November 6, 2001 in Albuquerque where he had lived since 1955. He retired from Sandia National Labs in 1994. Mr. Montoya was an active member of the Catholic Community. He was preceded in death by his brother, Jose Montoya in 1984. He is survived by his wife of 48 years, Nasaria Montoya; children, Rose McKillip and husband, Ray, Elaine Johnson and husband, Myron, Joyce Roach and husband, Gerald and Dorene Montoya and husband, Ken, all of Albuquerque; brothers, Edras Montoya, Prosgero Montoya, Perfecto Montoya, and Elias Montoya; sisters, Isabel Bernal and Ofelia Ramos; and nine grandchildren, Chris and Shawn McKillip, Kenny and Stefan Johnson, Justin and Jessica Roach, and Lori, Amanda and Nathan Montoya. Visitation will be from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Friday, November 9, 2001 at Sandia Funeral Care with Rosary scheduled for 7:00 p.m. Friday at Prince of Peace Catholic Community, 12500 Carmel Avenue NE. Mass of Christian Burial will be at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, November 10, 2001 at Prince of Peace Catholic Community with Rev. Antonio Mondragon as Celebrant. Burial will follow in Gate of Heaven Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Tony Cordova, Eloy Tafoya, Hubert Montoya, Chris McKillip, Shawn McKillip, Kenny Johnson, Justin Roach and Stefan Johnson. Honorary Pallbearers will include Lori Montoya, Jessica Roach, Amanda Montoya and Nathan Montoya. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Sandia Hospice, 4725 Indian School Road NE, Albuquerque, NM 87110. Arrangements by Sandia Funeral Care, 7601 Wyoming Blvd NE, 821-0010.
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Nials -- Roy L. Nials, C.P.A., a resident of Albuquerque, New Mexico, passed away unexpectedly November 5, 2001. He was born in Quay County, New Mexico on November 1, 1936 and was a graduate of Logan High School and the University of New Mexico. He was a member of Albuquerque Christian Church. Roy is survived by his wife, Paula K. Nials; two sons, Jon, and wife, Teresa, and Robert, of Austin, TX; four grandchildren, James, Aaron, Aidan and Ginny, of Austin; two step-daughters, Kay Roth and Suzanne Johnson; two special surrogate children, Ben Fearn and Sue Ordway; two brothers, Ray and Marvin, both of Tucumcari, NM; four sisters, Collene Derrick of Canyon, TX; Evelyn Waite of Rolla, MO; Betty Behrendt and Edna Booker, both of Albuquerque; brother and sister-in-law Wayne and Jean Kuykendall of Alto, NM; an aunt, Edna Thomas of Logan, NM; an uncle, Jay Nials of Nara Visa, NM; 15 nieces and nephews; and 15 great-nieces and great-nephews. Funeral Services will be conducted on Saturday, November 10, 2001 at 2:00 p.m. at Heights Christian Church, 6935 Comanche Road NE, in Albuquerque. Larry D. Pierson officiating. Pallbearers will be Ray Nials, Marvin Nials, Jerry Derrick, John Behrendt, Loyd Waite and George Booker. Honorary pallbearers will be James Nials, Aaron Nials, Ben Fearn, Dustin Nials, Marvin Nials Jr., John Nials, Allen Nials, Teddy Nials, Jerry Derrick Jr., Curtis Derrick, Brent Derrick, Ken Waite, Kody Waite, and Michael Coe. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that donations be made either to Albuquerque Christian Church, c/o 8100 Mountain Road NE, Suite 103, Albuquerque, New Mexico 87110, or the American Diabetes Association.
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Portillo -- Dellia E. Portillo In remembrance of their daughter, Dellia E. Portillo who passed away on November 6, 1998, Mr. and Mrs. Portillo and family invite all friends to attend a Mass of Remembrance on November 10, 2001 at Sacred Heart Church, 412 Stover SW at 5:00 p.m.
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Ruther -- Laura C. Ruther, 62, resident of Reserve, passed away Monday November 5, 2001 at her home. A Prayer Vigil will be held Wednesday, November 7, 2001 at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church in Reserve at 6:00 p.m. in the evening. The Funeral Liturgy will be celebrated there Thursday, November 8, at 1:00 p.m. in the afternoon with the Rite of Committal and interment to follow at the Lower Frisco Cemetery. She was born August 21, 1939 in Silver City to Ernest Cordova and Carlota Trujillo and on June 2, 1969, she married Ralph Ruther in Juarez, Mexico. Laura was a loving homemaker and store clerk as well as a member of the Catholic Church. She enjoyed crocheting and enjoyed life to the fullest with family and friends. Survivors include her husband, Ralph Ruther of the home; two sons, Jeff Ruther, Denver, CO and Guy Ruther, Superior, AZ; three daughters, Tina Marie and husband, Craig Brown, Chandler, AZ, Zana and husband, Dave Wood, Denver, CO and Missy Ruther of MO; two brothers, Ernie and Chris Cordova, Reserve; six sisters, Violet and husband, Stacey Mills, Española, Yolanda Cordova, Silver City, Dolly and husband, Vidal Baca, Reserve, Tina and husband, Joe Gonzales, Los Lunas, Zella and husband, Freddie Baldonado and Stella and husband, Efrain Quintana, both of Springerville, AZ; six grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. Preceding her in death were her parents; and a sister, Cathy Cordova. Serving as Pallbearers will be Jeff and Guy Ruther, Dave Wood, Craig Brown, Lonnie Baca and Ernie Cordova III. Honorary bearers listed are Ernie Cordova Jr., Chris Cordova, Vidal Baca, Joe Gonzales, Stacey Mills, Freddie Baldonado and Efrain Quintana. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Funeral Chapels of Silver City, US Hwy. 180 East at Delk Drive. Phone 388-2334.
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Schold -- George B. Schold, Jr. died on November 5, 2001 in Glendale, AZ. George was born in Brooklyn, NY in 1915 and reared in Valley Stream, L.I. He married the former Lolita Decker in October 1940. Following Pearl Harbor, he enlisted in the Army, eventually becoming an officer and B-17 navigator stationed in England. In September 1944 on his 16th mission, his aircraft was shot down over Holland and he became a POW until May 1945. After the war, he continued to fly and later became a Personnel Specialist and retired from the USAF as a Colonel in 1966. Immediately following his retirement, he took the position as Director of Personnel for the City of Albuquerque where he remained until 1971. In 1972, he began studies at the Episcopal Theological Seminary of Kentucky in Lexington leading to his ordination as Deacon in August of 1973 and Priest in May of 1974. He served as Assistant Pastor of St. Aiden's Episcopal. He was later moved to join the Anglican Catholic Church and established ACC parishes in Albuquerque, Rio Rancho, Farmington and Gallup faithfully pastoring and touching many lives. He remained in Albuquerque until the summer of 2000 when he moved to Glendale, AZ. He is preceded in death by wife, Lolita in 1994; and brothers, Stanley and Kenneth. He is survived by sister, Doris, of Albuquerque; brother, Charles, of Florida; three sons, Alan of Glendale, AZ, Robert of Albuquerque and Njal of Durango, CO; nine grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Viewing is at Fitzgerald's at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, November 8, 2001. Funeral Mass at St. Peter's Anglican Catholic Church at 12:00 noon, Friday, November 9, 2001 with interment following at Santa Fe National Cemetery. He lived a life full of service to others. Eternal rest and salvation are surely his.
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Trujillo -- A viewing for Nieves Trujillo will be Thursday morning from 9:00 a.m. until 9:30 a.m. at Holy Family Catholic Church, 562 Atrisco SW with a Rosary to be recited at 9:30 a.m. by Gabriella Nieto. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:00 a.m. at Holy Family Catholic Church by Father Manuel VIera. Interment will follow at the Santa Clara Cemetery next to her grandmother Nieves Trujillo. Pallbearers will be, Steve Nelson, Edmund Joe Trujillo Jr., Augustine Trujillo, Norman Trujillo Sr, Steve Trujillo and William Duran. Honorary will be, Desiree Trujillo, Norman Trujillo Sr., Joseph Gonzales, Ted Gonzales Jr., Christopher Nelson, Francisco Nelson, Steven Trujillo Jr., Crystal Garcia, Sheri Gallegos and Monique Trujillo. Gabaldon Mortuary, 1000 Old Coors Rd SW in charge of the arrangements.
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Waters -- Mozelle Patty Waters, 89, of Monte Vista, CO died at Mountain Meadows Nursing Center on Tuesday, November 6, 2001. She was born on September 27, 1912 in Comanche, OK to Robert and Tressa (Hawhee) Patty. After graduating from Oklahoma City Women's College, she began teaching school in Ponca City, OK and then in Dunca, OK. Later, she moved to Albuquerque and taught at Stronghurst Elementary School, then she became librarian at Jefferson Jr. High and worked there 28 years until retiring in 1977. Mozelle loved learning and education. She was a prolific reader. Along with this, she loved traveling and seeing places she had read about in books. She had traveled all over Europe, Australia, Japan, Canada, Central and South America, as well as parts of Asia. She was an active member of Kappa Kappa Iota and was National President from 1958-1960. Her sisters in this sorority were a very special part of her life. Mozelle is survived by her son, RP Waters and his wife, Peggy of Monte Vista, CO; and grandsons, Brian (Sheree) Schwartz of Albuquerque, and Dallin Waters of Monte Vista, CO. Services will be held on Friday, November 9, 2001 at 1:30 p.m. at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in Monte Vista, CO. Interment will be at Del Norte Cemetery. Arrangements made by Strohmayer's Funeral Home.
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Wood -- William "Bill" F. Wood Jr., 71, a resident of Belen, NM, passed away on Tuesday, November 6, 2001. Bill proudly served his country in the US Army during the Korean War. He retired after 35 years of distinguished service with the New Mexico National Guard as a CW4 Chief Warrant Officer. He was a member of Our Lady of Belen Catholic Church and the Belen Moose Lodge. He was an avid bowler belonging to two different leagues with the Men's Bowling Association. He is preceded in death by his parents, Frank and Nora Wood; his first wife, Carmen; his son, Patrick; and his second wife, Luetta. He is survived by his special friend and companion, Mary Diliberti; his son, Philip Wood and his wife, Alice of Clovis, NM; two daughters, Ann Smith and her husband, David and Barbara Morgan and her husband, Greg all of Belen, NM; his loving grandchildren, Barbara Sue Jones, Jennifer Silva, Melissa Lechuga, Kimberly Nunn, Beverly Wood, Gabe Yalch, Laura Wood, and Hailey Morgan; two great grandsons, Austen and Hunter Jones; his stepchildren, Freida Bryant, Barbara Ashcraft, Peggy Allen and Roy and Rosie Wise; his numerous stepgrandchildren and his sister, Roberta McLean of Anchorage, AK. He is also survived by his special brother-in-law, Rev. Jacob Joerger; and his sisters-in-law, Ruth Sadowski and her husband, Alexander, and Verena Urbigkiet and her husband, Art, and Columba Reid and her husband, Richard. A Viewing will be held at 5:30 p.m. on Friday, November 9, 2001 at Our Lady of Belen Catholic Church with a Rosary following at 6:00 p.m.. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, November 10, 2001 at Our Lady of Belen Catholic Church with Rev. Jacob Joerger as Celebrant. Interment will follow at the Terrace Grove Cemetery. Pallbearers will be David Smith, Greg Morgan, Jacob Lechuga, Quarai Silva, GT Nunn, Paul Jones, and Gabe Yalch. Romero Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
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Alvey -- Jessie Nora Alvey Sr., age 89, a long time resident of Albuquerque, passed away on November 4, 2001 at the VA Hospital. Jessie was born in Hillsboro, TX the third child of four children. He is survived by his daughter, Arlieta Allen of Austin, TX, her husband, Clayton Allen, Jessie Nora Alvey Jr., of Albuquerque, Susan Eileen Burrell of Rio Rancho, her husband, Bob Burrell, Kathleen Alvey Scussel of Albuquerque her husband, Robert John Scussel; seven grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; and great-great-grandchildren. A brief graveside ceremony will be held at Santa Fe National Cemetery in honor of his military service Wednesday at 2:30 p.m. In lieu of flowers, contributions to a VA Respite Unit of your choice can be made in memory of Jessie Nora Alvey Sr. Arrangements by Sunrise Society of N.M., 4310 Sara Rd SE, Rio Rancho, N.M.
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Anderson -- The family of Ralph Anderson wishes 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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