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West -- Dorothy M. West, 87, a resident of Albuquerque since 1948, died Tuesday, September 11, 2001. She is survived by her son, Dale R. West, Jr. of Long Beach, CA; daughters, Patricia A. Dahlgren of Las Vegas, NV and Linda C. Faire of Albuquerque; sister, Anilee Taylor of Maryland; 13 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; and six great-great-grandchildren. Mrs. West was preceded in death by her husband of 45 years, Dale R. West, Sr., owner of Interior Shutter Supply; and grandson, Daniel West. She loved music, reading, traveling and spending time with her family. Services will be held Saturday, 12:00 noon, at French Mortuary, University Blvd. Chapel, 1111 University Blvd. NE. with Rev. Clyde Stanfield officiating. Interment will follow at Sunset Memorial Park, 924 Menaul NE. Friends may visit French Mortuary, 1111 University Blvd. NE, Friday, 5:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
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Williams -- Kenneth Williams, 41, a resident of Albuquerque, died September 12, 2001. He is survived by his mother; Mavis Nicholson and husband, George of Albuquerque; stepbrother, Robert Nicholson of Austin, TX; stepsisters, Patty Shrinkle of Encinatas, CA, Rhonda Capps of Roswell, NM, and Katie Sanders of Albuquerque; and many other loving extended family members. He was preceded in death by his father, J.D. Williams in May 1981. Kenneth was a lover of books and of computers. He started his own computer business last year. Kenneth loved to cook and he enjoyed making exotic dishes for his family to try. He had a good sense of humor and was a fun loving guy. Kenneth will be missed by his family and all those who knew him. Services will be held Saturday, September 15, 2001, 2:00 p.m., at French Mortuary, Lomas Blvd. Chapel, 10500 Lomas Blvd. NE, with Rev. Roland McGregor officiating. Friends may visit French Mortuary, 10500 Lomas Blvd. NE, Friday, September 14, 2001, 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Asbury United Methodist Church, 10000 Candelaria Road, NE, 87112.
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Baca -- Nestora Baca, 69, went to be with the Lord Tuesday, September 11, 2001. She was born December 6, 1931 in Torreon, NM. Nestora and her husband Jimmy resided in Estancia, NM for many years and raised their five children there. She was a devout Catholic and an active member of St. Peter and St. Paul Church in Estancia and later at Our Lady of Fatima in Albuquerque. Nestora was preceded in death by her husband, Jimmy. She is survived by her loving children, Rose Dillard and husband, Terry of San Antonio, TX; Delores Baca of Albuquerque; Peter Baca of Washington, D.C.; Paul Baca of Albuquerque; Christy Baca-Jones and husband, Brian of Salt Lake City, UT; grandson, John Dillard; four sisters and six brothers, Monica Chavez; Manuel Chavez; Cecelia Sanchez; Juanita Chavez; Alonzo Chavez; Carmel Chavez; Pablo Chavez; Juan Chavez; Joe Chavez and Susie Perea; and a very large extended family. Rosary will be recited Thursday, 7:00 p.m., at Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church, 4020 Lomas NE. Mass will be celebrated Friday, 12:00 noon, at Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church, with Father Francis X. Eggert, Celebrant. Interment will follow at Estancia Municipal Cemetery, Estancia, NM. Pallbearers will be Manuel Chavez, Alonzo Chavez, Carmel Chavez, Pablo Chavez, Juan Chavez and Joe Chavez. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church, 4020 Lomas NE, 87110. French Mortuary, 1111 University Blvd. NE.
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Bagley -- Frances Edith Burns Bagley passed away Tuesday at age 91 in Albuquerque. Fran was born in Alberta, Canada. The first of four children, each born in a different Canadian railroad town as her father, Francis"Pop" Burns of England and mother, Edith Polonas of Illinois moved westward with the Canadian Pacific Railway. In the 1920s, they settled in Oregon first Salem, then Portland where she attended Franklin HS. Later, she married Donald K. Bagley and lived in Medford, Portland and in the 1950s Bend, Oregon where she helped in their oil distribution business. Fran enjoyed horseback riding and later golf, bowling, gardening, letter writing and organizing family gatherings and picnics over her many years in Oregon. 20 years after her husband's passing, she moved to Albuquerque in 1990 to be closer to her son's family. Here she enjoyed holidays and gatherings, especially with the Moses family. Francis is survived by her son, James D. and his wife, Joanne Moses Bagley; grandsons, Justin of Albuquerque and Jeremiah of Colorado; nephews, Jerry and David Wigg and their families. She will be laid to rest at Lincoln Memorial Cemetery in Portland, OR with her husband, siblings, and young daughters, Susan and Patricia. She will be remembered as a once outgoing, enthusiastic and active woman quieted by the years, but always remaining strong willed and devoted to family and dear friends.
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Byrd -- Robert L. Byrd, Sr.,"Bob", 79, passed away Sunday, September 9, 2001 at Sandia Hospice, after a long battle with a neurological disease. He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Mary Pat Byrd of the family home; sons, Robert L. Byrd, Jr."Boby" and wife, Marvalee of Mesa, AZ, Stephen Byrd and wife, LouAnne of Albuquerque, Thomas Byrd and wife, Valerie of Amarillo, TX; daughters, Sue Kline, Anita Valentine and husband, Doug, Helen Knee and husband, Steve, and Deanna Byrd-Thompson, all of Albuquerque, Mary Pat (Sugar) Varbel and husband, Ray of Los Lunas, NM, Nancy Moke and husband, Will of San Antonio, TX, Vicki Schmahl and husband, Pete of Littleton, CO, and Cathy Melloy and husband, Dan of Tijeras, NM; 47 grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his son, Richard Byrd and five grandchildren. Mr. Byrd lived in Albuquerque for 46 years with a five-year residency in Los Lunas. He was employed by Sandia Laboratories for 33 years as a Security Inspector. Mr. Byrd served as Secretary Treasurer, Vice President, and President of the International Guards Union of America for several years and was Regional Director of Region 6. He served as Staff Sergeant in the US Army Air Corps during WWII in the Asiatic Theater of Operation on a B24 as an engineer and gunner. Mr. Byrd received the Good Conduct Medal, The Air Medal, American Theater Ribbon, Asiatic-Pacific Theater Ribbon with 1 Bronze Star, and Victory Medal. He also served in the Aleutians. Mass will be celebrated Thursday, September 13, 2001, 10:00 a.m., at Holy Ghost Church, 833 Arizona SE, with Father Rick Zerwas, Celebrant. Interment will take place at 1:00 p.m., at Santa Fe National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions may be made to Sandia Hospice, 4775 Indian School Rd. NE, Suite 310, 87110. French Mortuary 10500 Lomas Blvd. NE.
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Cardin -- Robert Kenneth Cardin, age 54, a resident of Monument, CO, went to be in the presence of his Heavenly Father on Monday, September 10, 2001. Bob is survived by his wife, Velia Amparo Rivas-Cardin of Monument, CO; sons, Sergio Torres of Scottsdale, AZ, and Adrian Torres of Los Angeles, CA; sister, Jean Pascucci and husband, Bob of Holliston, MA; brother, Paul Rousseau and wife, Connie of Arlington, TX; also many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. Bob was a member of The United Methodist Church, the Walk to Emmaus and The Harley Owners Group. A Service of Death and Resurrection will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, September 15, 2001 at First United Methodist Church at 4th & Lead SW with Rev. Dr. Brooks Ambos officiant. Fitzgerald & Son Funeral Directors 3113 Carlisle Blvd NE is entrusted to his arrangements.
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Christy -- Mary Belle Christy, age 90, died peacefully on September 10, 2001 at the Montebello where she had been a resident for two years. She was born on January 3, 1911 to Oscar and Annie Wood in Mexia, TX. She attended school in Mart, TX and Business School in Dallas, TX. Mary retired from the Federal Government where she had worked for the Soil Conservation Service and The Bureau of Indian Affairs. Mary was a long-time resident of Albuquerque and was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph B. Christy, in 1986. She is survived by her stepdaughter, Sharon Neely and her husband, Larry of Albuquerque. In addition, she is survived by nieces, Annie Wells, Bessie Thomas, Tommie Wells, Dainah Chandler, Linda Eaton, Lavette Teer and Rosemary Johnson, all of Texas. She is also survived by nephews; Alfred McElroy and Bernie McElroy, also of Texas. There are three step-grandchildren, and five great step grandchildren in addition. Graveside Services will be held at 2:00 p.m., Thursday, September 13, 2001 at Sunset Memorial Park. The Reverend, Carl Soderburg will be officiating. Interment will be in Sunset Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, please make memorial contributions to the First Presbyterian Church, 215 Locust NE, where Mary was a member for many years. Fitzgerald & Son Funeral Directors, 3113 Carlisle Blvd is in charge of her arrangements.
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Cleaveland -- Alice Ann Cleaveland, Ally as she is fondly called by her friends and family, died Tuesday, September 11, 2001 at Albuquerque Care Center where she had been for the last two years. She was the widow of Wallace R. Cleaveland who preceded her in death two years and three days ago. Mrs. Cleaveland was a wonderful wife, mother, teacher and friend. She taught in the Albuquerque Public School system and wrote two text books with workbooks. She is survived by her daughter, Kathryn Cleaveland-Tracy and her partner, Suzanne Blanchet; son, Wallace R. Cleaveland, Jr. and his wife, Patricia Cleaveland; and three beautiful grandchildren, Stephanie Cleaveland-Elsaesser and her husband, Croft and their six week old son, Armin Caven Elsaesser, Allison Tracy, and Stacey Cleaveland-Snowden and her husband, Steven. Cremation has taken place and a memorial gathering will be held at the family home Saturday, 3:00 p.m. Should friends desire, memorial contributions may be made to Gilpin County Library, c/o Pat Cleaveland, 30 Mimosa Rd., Santa Fe, 87508. French Mortuary, 1111 University Blvd. NE.
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Freeman -- Margaret E. Freeman, 94, passed away on Thursday, September 6, 2001. She is survived by her brother, Walter Scherer of Albuquerque; nephews, James Scherer of Omaha, NE and Paul Scherer of Indiana; and nieces, Mary Clutz of Tucson, AZ and Ruth Schanke of Des Moines, IA. Cremation has taken place and memorial services will be held Thursday, 1:00 p.m., at St. Paul Lutheran Church, 1100 Indian School NE. French Mortuary, 1111 University Blvd. NE.
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Gallegos -- Kay Lynn Gallegos, 49, of Santa Fe, died Saturday, September 8, 2001 following prolonged health problems. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 1:00 p.m. Thursday at St. Francis Cathedral. Interment will follow at Rosario Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of Berardinelli Family Funeral Service, 1399 Luisa, 984-8600.
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