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Trudgeon -- George W. Trudgeon, 69, a resident of Albuquerque since 1955, died Sunday, June 10, 2001. He is survived by his children, George W. Trudgeon III of San Antonio, TX and Kendra Lee Destea of Albuquerque; children, Katy Trudgeon, Tiffany Ross, Sharah Nicole Lapis, and KeAnna Destea; sister, Jean T. Williams and husband, David of Norman, OK; cousins, Bill and Yvonne Trudgeon of Edmond, OK, Jim Trudgeon of LaFallett, TN, Betty Trudgeon of Denver, CO, Prentice McKown of Denver, CO, Ann Ferguson of Pacific Palisades, CA, and Jim Wilson of Santa Monica, CA. He is preceded in death by his wife, Patty Joan Frow Trudgeon on December 14, 1975; father, George W. Trudgeon, Sr., on July 14, 1965, and mother, Catherine Camp Trudgeon on October 29, 1981. George was born August 17, 1931 in Purcell, OK. He attended Oklahoma University in Norman, OK. George married Patty Joan Frow on March 29, 1956. He served in the US Air Force in Japan and South Korea from 1951-1954. Services will be held Thursday, June 14, 2001, 10:30 a.m., at Eastern Hills Baptist Church, 3100 Morris NE, with Rev. Larry Miller officiating. Interment will take place at Santa Fe National Cemetery.
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Vialpando -- Lucretia Sanchez Vialpando age 89, a resident of Albuquerque, previously of Alcalde, NM., peacefully went to her eternal rest on Friday, June 8, 2001, as a result of lung cancer. She was born September 10, 1911 in LaVillita to Avelino Sanchez Sr., and Gertrudis Casados Sanchez. She was preceded in death by her husband, Dr. Robert Vialpando; son, Gregorio O. McKenzie; brothers, Joe G. Sanchez, Avelino Sanchez Jr., Juan Sanchez; and a sister, Mary Irene Sanchez. Lucretia is survived by her siblings and their spouses Agneda Palmer and husband, Robert of Albuquerque, Stella Wheeler and husband, George, Ramon Sanchez and wife, Connie, Louise Dora Salazar and Jose L. Sanchez of Santa Fe; sister-in-law, Bernie Sanchez of Espanola; nieces and nephews Loyola Salazar, Lorraine Gurule, Mable Willaman, Sandra Sanchez, Pearl and Raquel Wheeler, Alfonso, Chris and Margaret Sanchez, Michael, Andrew, and Randy Sanchez and Bernadette Wiegel, Donald Salazar and Anna Mae Gallegos; daughter-in-law, Jean McKenzie; five grandchildren Mary Ann, Cathy, Greg, Marjean and Coralu McKenzie; 14 great grandchildren all residing in Utah and Arizona. Lou's Patience, compassion and love for those around her will never be forgotten. She was a devout Catholic. She loved being outdoors and working in her garden. She loved her roses, humming birds, animals, picking pinon, playing bingo, sewing, cooking, and taking nature walks. A viewing and rosary will be held at Albuquerque Bible Church, 320 Montano NW. Albuquerque, on Tuesday, June 12, 2001 from 1:00 pm to 4:00 p.m. It was her wish to be cremated and a memorial mass will be celebrated at St. Annes Catholic Church, 511 Alicia (atHickox) in Santa Fe on Friday, June 15, 2001 at 10:00 a.m. Burial will follow at the Santa Fe National Cemetery. Honorary pallbearers will be Greg McKenzie and Michael Sanchez. Arrangements by Direct Funeral Services, 2919 4th ST. NW. Albuquerque 505-343-8008. Santa Fe 820-6100.
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Aragon -- Edith Aragon, 83, a resident of Albuquerque since 1923, passed away on Saturday, June 9, 2001. Edith was born on April 15, 1918, in Alamillo, NM to Isabel Cordova Aragon and Telesfor Aragon. She is survived by her siblings and their spouses; Georgia Chavez and husband, Eugene, Felipe Gonzales and wife, Bersabe, Rose Costales and husband, Nestor, Bernice Costales and husband, William, and Oralia (Lala) Gonzales, Portland, OR; special aunts, Alicia Baca and Ida Moya; many nieces and nephews; and by a very special neighbor and friend, Frances Armijo. She was preceded in death by both of her parents and step-father, Pablo Gonzales. Edith worked at Presbyterian Hospital for 28 years, University Heights Hospital for 9 years, and retired from Cornucopia Adult Care Center. Edith was a member of El Buen Samaritano United Methodist Church. Services will be held in her honor on Tuesday, June 12, 2001, 10:00 a.m., at El Buen Samaritano United Methodist Church, 700 Granite Avenue NW, with Reverend Jesus Bermudez officiating. Interment will follow at Fairview Memorial Park. Pallbearers will be her godchildren, Sammy Aragon, Jr., Jeanette Bame, Benjie Moya, Angela Marie Gonzales, Aaron Pennington, and Becky Costales for Sarah Bame. In lieu of flowers, the family requests contributions be made to the American Cancer Society, Attn: Carla Ramirez, 5800 Lomas NE, 87110 or the missions at El Buen Samaritano United Methodist Church, 700 Granite NW, 87102. French Mortuary, 1111 University Blvd. NE.
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Aragon -- John (TaTa) Aragon, born August 26, 1922 in Montoya, New Mexico passed away June 9, 2001 one week after his partner for 62 years, Lillian passed away. Tata passed away after a long battle with Parkinson's. He is preceded in death by his wife, Lillian; daughter's Mary Lillian Aragon Garcia, Evangeline Aragon, his parents, Jose Piedad Aragon, Apolinara Aragon, brothers, Benito, Charlie, Joe Aragon, sisters, Carmen Montoya and Corrine Baca. He is survived by sons, John and wife, Agnes and Eddy and wife, Frances; grandchildren, Randy Garcia, Joe (Dino) Garcia, Jamie Aragon, Mary Lillian Aragon, and fiance, Leonard Sanchez, Edward Aragon, Jr. and finance, Jessica Ramos, Antoinette Trujillo and husband, Nathan, Jimmy Lopez, Annette Martinez and husband Danny; 17 great-grandchildren; sisters, Lucy Salas, Selsa Chavez and husband, Margarito, Celina Rivera and husband, Frank, Mary Jane Alire and husband, Casey; brothers, Mike Aragon and wife, Theo, Florencio Aragon and wife, Carmen, Raymond Aragon and wife, Margie, Rudy Aragon and many nieces and nephews. Tata, worked hard from the time he was 10 years old. He had to work to help support his brothers and sisters. He would take care of sheep all alone in the Mountains. Worked for the WPA with a fake ID when he was 16. When his country called he went leaving behind his pregnant wife. He was in the 7th Army, 106th Infantry in France and Germany, where he was wounded. When he came home he worked various jobs. Until he went to work as an Ironworker for Local #495 he retired in 1975 with 32 years as an Ironworker. Like many of the Greatest Generation, Family was not only first it was everything. He loved to cook, especially breakfast on Sunday mornings after church when he would make tortillas, eggs and chile. John and Lillian were always together until his Parkinson's got so bad that he had to stay with his sons. He was a member of the Holy Name Society at St. Charles, the 40 & 8, and VFW #401. His patience, compassion and love for those around him will never be forgotten. Dad, Tata we will miss you and think of you always. When people ask us who was the Greatest Person they have known those who knew you will say Juan Aragon, for your love & kindness, and courage. Service arrangements are pending and will be announced. Pallbearers: Eddy Aragon Jr., Jamie Aragon, Nathan Trujillo, Mike Aragon Jr., Dean Garcia, Randy Garcia, Jimmy Lopez. Honorary pallbearers: Leonard Sanchez, Florencia Aragon, Rudy Aragon, Raymond Aragon, Sammy Montoya, Rudy Montoya, Gene Casados, Robert Casados. A Rosary for Tata will be recited Monday, June 11, 2001 at 7:00 p.m. at St. Charles Borromoero Catholic Church. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Tuesday, June 12, 2001 at 9:30 a.m. in St. Charles. Interment will follow in Mt. Calvary Cemetery. Strong Thorne Mortuary, 1100 Coal Ave. SE are in charge of arrangements.
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Armijo -- In Loving Memory of our Beloved Mother Grandmother, and Great-Grandmother ANTONIA (TONIA) NUNEZ ARMIJO January 17, 1923-June 11, 1991You were in one of our dreams this week. In the dream, you were out shopping for a gift for your new great-grandson. Just like you to be worried about your grandchildren. Always wanting them to have the best. Even though you were widowed at age 32, you always managed to give us what we needed. Thanks, Mom, for taking care of us all those years after Dad's death. Ten years after you left us to be with God, you and Dad are still in our hearts and will always be missed. Love You!Bertha, Mona, Frances, and Peter
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Baca -- A Rosary for Mrs. Mary J. Baca, will be recited Monday evening at 7:00 p.m. in the Gabaldon Memorial Chapel with visitation after 6:30 p.m. Deacon Tom Perez, reciting. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Tuesday morning at 10:30 a.m. at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, 619 Copper Ave NW. Father Lambert, celebrant. Final visitation will be held in the Gabaldon Memorial Chapel from 9:30 a.m. until 10:00 a.m. Interment will follow at the San Jose de Armijo Cemetery. Gabaldon Mortuary, 1000 Old Coors Rd SW in charge of the arrangements.
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Blain -- Pauline "Pat" Blain. Funeral services for Pat Blain, 80, of Lubbock will be at 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, June 12, 2001 at Westminister Presbyterian Chruch with the Rev. Dan Birchfield and Bruce Cotton, officiating. Burial will follow in Resthaven Memorial Park under the direction of Resthaven Funeral Home. She died Friday, June 8, 2001 at her home. She was born June 23, 1920 in Stratford, CT. She graduated as a registered nurse in 1941 and contributed to the war effort during WWII by working for United Technologies, an airplane manufacturing company where she met her husband. She volunteered for US Navy and Air Force nursing duties but was denied because of her diminutive stature. She married Robert R. Blain on June 17, 1944, in Stratford, CT. She lived in Lubbock for 31 years before moving to Albuquerque, NM. She worked in nursing over the years retiring in 1990 after 18 years as school nurse with Idalou Independent Schools. She was a member of Westminister Presbyterian Church in Lubbock. Survivors include her husband, Robert R. Blain of Lubbock, TX; son, Matt Blain of Albuquerque, NM; daughter, Barbara Fallon of Williamsburg, VA; sisters, Helen Varnish of Stratford, CT and Mary McCarty of CA; brother, John Klevecz; eight grandchildren. The family suggest memorials to Hospice of Lubbock. The family will receive friends from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Monday evening at Resthaven.
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Caster -- Leon Wesley Caster, 70, a loving husband, father, grandfather, and friend, died Saturday, June 9, 2001. He is survived by his wife of 47 years, Jackie Caster of Albuquerque; son, Lon Caster and wife, Suzanne of Albuquerque; daughters, Robin Armenta and husband, Ken of Capitan, NM, and Sande Lucero of Albuquerque; and nine grandchildren, Wesley, Justin, Tracy, Lisa, Willie, Jeff, Samantha Jo, Lee, and Lane. He was born March 11, 1931 in Estancia, NM. Mr. Caster served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. He retired after 35 years with the V.A. Medical Center. Mr. Caster was a life member of D.A.V. and V.F.W. Services will be held Tuesday, June 12, 2001, at 10:00 a.m. at French Mortuary, University Blvd. Chapel, 1111 University Blvd. NE. Interment will follow at Santa Fe National Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Don Pope, Sal Archuleta, John Larry Stevens, Tom Hess, Gary Galemore and Michael Thompson. Friends may visit French Mortuary, 1111 University Blvd. NE, Monday, June 11, 2001, from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to D.A.V., 2511 Utah NE, 87110. French University, 1111 University Blvd. NE.
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Fleming -- John S. Fleming Jr., age 88, passed away June 7, 2001 in Albuquerque. Services will be in the Chapel of Fitzgerald & Son Funeral Directors Tuesday, June 12, 2001 at 10:00 a.m. with Pastor Tim Neustifter Officiant. Interment will follow at 12:30 p.m. at Santa Fe National Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Tod Kosel, Erik Fleming, Aron Fleming, Ed Kosel, Jerry Bouffard and Patricia Buckles. The family prefers memorials be made to the Alzheimers Association. Fitzgerald & Son Funeral Directors 3113 Carlisle is in charge of his arrangements.
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Galbraith -- Alfred H. Galbraith, resident of Albuquerque, passed away on June 8, 2001. He is survived by his daughters, Beth Hinks and husband, Scott of Waukesha, WI, and Laura Galbraith of Albuquerque; two grandchildren, Joanna and Nathan; brothers, Frank Galbraith and wife, Katherine of Topeka, KS and Galen Galbraith of Las Vegas, NV; sisters, Nadine Moore and husband, Richard of Pampano Beach, FL, and Darlene Young and husband Bob of Reno, NV; sister-in-law, Madeline Galbraith of Madison, KS; brother-in-law Walter Imlay of Topeka, KS. Alfred is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews. He was very fond as well of his wife's family. He was preceded in death by his wife, Marjorie. Alfred graduated from Kansas State University where he received a degree in Electrical Engineering. He worked for the Santa Fe Railway and retired after 26 years. Alfred served in the U.S. Navy during WWII. Memorial services will be held Wednesday, June 13 at 3:00 p.m. at Grace Church, 6901 San Antonio Dr. NE. Special thanks to the Staff of the Cottages of Albuquerque for their excellent and compassionate care. The family would prefer memorial contributions to Steve & Cathy Marlett of Wycliffe Bible Translators, P.O. Box 8987, Catalina, AZ 85738 or AlzheimerĚs Association, 1330 San Pedro NE Suite 205, Albuquerque, NM 87110. Arrangements by French Mortuary, Wyoming Chapel, 7121 Wyoming Blvd. NE
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